Cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge is convinced the toxic "western lifestyle" is at the root of the disease that almost took her life.
The singer/songwriter was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and spent a year battling the disease, and she's now healthier than ever thanks to the diet and life choices she has made following her medical crisis.
She tells Access Hollywood Live, "I'm healthier now than I've ever been because I'm understanding what breast cancer is... It's when your health is out of balance, when you're too acidic... It's not like a disease that finds you or something in your genes. It's actually your own cells going bad.
"Our own western lifestyle is one of the reasons that half of us have cancer - because our western lifestyle is so acidic; the food we eat causes acid... the meats, the processed foods... and it's really taxing us, and that's why we're seeing this epidemic."
And the Come to My Window singer insists stress is something cancer feeds off: "You can eat bad, you can sit around and watch TV and not get sick, but if you are stressed, you're going down."