Cancer & diet

Cancer could be caused by anything. Everything could cause cancer. Stress, the environment, diet, genes, alcohol, recreational drugs, medication for other complaints. It is so out of control that it could be anything. It is projected that the year 2020, half the population will be affected by cancer. Not for nothing is cancer often called the big C. After that, 2050, will it be three quarters of the population or even more or by that time will it be under control? It isn’t necessarily going to expand exponentially. Germs & viruses & diseases are a kind of parallel universe, fighting to survive & expand, constantly adapting. But also retreating or dying out. Just as it seemed the world was about to end because of the Black Death, the disease ran its course. It came back from time to time but not so virulently. That might happen with cancer; AIDS too. A report by Paolo Boffetta of the Tish Cancer Institute in New York was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute recently. It purported to say that eating fruit & fresh vegetables made little or no difference to the prevention or cure of cancer. This is the link http://smarteconomy.typepad.com/smart_economy/2010/04/study-finds-only-a-weak-link-between-fruits-and-veggies-and-reduced-cancer-risksurprise-.html Personally I don’t believe it. As far as I know all the anecdotal evidence & everything else says that this is not the case.  I am an old cynic & would be interested in who provided the funding for this report. It just doesn’t chime with my personal experience. I personally know people, cancer sufferers, who have changed their diet & gone on living productive lives for years after their predicted demise. The report does recommend eating fruit & vegetables as a means to good health generally, so who knows? It was a wide sample but what was the methodology? This is what I think. Cancer is the one of the feared disease around & rightly so. To be told that a relative or friend or even yourself (I suppose) has cancer is the most terrible news. But there is no reason why it should necessarily be a killer. Change your diet, change your life. We at InFactuation Productions have made a film for the charity Black Cancer Care, which was mainly though not entirely about Rawle Price’s journey from being a cancer sufferer to completely recovering, by changing his diet. The film also contains advice about diet generally. This is the link for it http://www.infactuationproductions.co.uk/buy_dvd.htm#cbc Health, diet & so on is very much affected by fashion as much as anything. When I was 20, it was said that bananas were a fruit with no food value whatever.  By the time I was 30, it had become the complete food.  At one time it was even believed that smoking was good for you. I have no doubt that this report will be superseded by another in the near future which reports that eating plenty of fruit & vegetables is an excellent protection against cancer of all types – again.

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