That was the title of an April 4 article (link to complete article at the end of this post) in the New York Times. The article begins with…
“Diabetes has long been associated with a host of serious health problems, including increased risk of vision loss, kidney problems, heart attack and stroke. Now a growing body of research shows that diabetes also increases risk for deadly cancers.”
Did the researchers ever stop to consider that it’s not diabetes that’s causing cancer and all these other maladies? Why do they never ask the question about what causes diabetes? For the same thing that causes diabetes is the very same thing that causes heart disease, cancer, and up to 80% of all of our health issues — and resulting cost of health care. The article continues…
Having diabetes not only increased risk for dying from cancer, but people with diabetes were, over all, more likely to be given a cancer diagnosis as well.
“It’s well known that there are a lot of benefits from avoiding diabetes,’’ said Dr. Neal D. Freedman, investigator in the division of cancer epidemiology and genetics at the National Cancer Institute. “Our study, along with others, suggests that there may be additional benefit in terms of reduced morbidity and mortality from cancer.”
The five trail-blazing MD’s featured in my book will all tell you the same thing. Type 2 diabetes, like heart disease, need never exist. It is a natural result of the toxic western diet with meat and dairy three meals a day — 365 days a year. As Dr. Fuhrman says, “Don’t manage your diabetes — get rid of it.”
Clearly if chronic diseases are easily reversible with a plant-based diet, they are totally preventable as well. We have all these names for diseases — named after the area of the body in which they occur. Being a “big picture” guy, I like the simplicity that Raymond Francis expresses in his book, Never be Sick Again. He says there’s only one disease and that there are only two causes.
- That one disease is called malfunctioning cells. (Each of us has about 100 trillion of them.)
- The two causes? Not enough of what all of your cells need (nutrients) and too much of what your cells don’t need (toxins).
Sounds like a “blinding flash of the obvious to me. In our typical western diet — totally unnatural for our species, we probably can explain about 90% of the two “causes” of disease that Raymond talks about. It sounds so simple — why is the word not spreading like wildfire? Because of a huge problem in the western world…
The problem, despite overwhelming scientific and clinical evidence to the contrary, is that 95% of our population still truly believes that we humans “need” to eat animal protein in order to be healthy. That 95% includes most of our scientists, MD’s, journalists, researchers and philosophers. Why is that?
That’s the question that we try to answer in our new book and the question that Dr. Campbell tried to answer in his best-selling book, The China Study. The short answer is money. The long answer is a bit more complicated — as it involves a huge, interconnected “system” of food producers, the USDA, health care, pharmaceuticals, insurance companies, the media and academia — a huge “system” with all parts working together to maintain the status quo. We don’t really have a “health care” system — we have a “disease management” system. That’s where the money is. Click here for an example involving the insurance companies.
You see, there are some 35 million jobs in this vast “system” and none of those people have a financial incentive for us to be healthy. If we all got healthy, 80% of our health care dollars would go away — along with 25 million of those jobs.
The bottom line is that you can no longer trust that “system” to take care of you. You must take charge of your own health and the health of your family. While most people in that system are well intentioned, the fact is that they are simply not yet informed. Want to get started taking care of your family’s health, you might want to visit our 4-Leaf page...and then subscribe to this blog. That will ensure that you receive relentless daily follow-up from our 4-Leaf team.
As for our health care “system,” when enough people take charge of their own health, the “system” will eventually change. Someday our health care system will truly promote health; not next year, but perhaps within a few decades. The grassroots movement, of which we are members, is going to gradually change the world — simply by choosing to eat the optimal and natural diet for our species — whole plant foods in nature’s package.
And that’s the way it should be, for a major overnight shift in the way our entire nation eats is simply not feasible. For the complete New York Times article, click here. Diabetes Increases Risk of Cancer Death – NYTimes.com.
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—J. Morris Hicks…blogging daily at HealthyEatingHealthyWorld.com
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