Our genes load the gun, but lifestyle (mainly our food) pulls the trigger.
Since beginning my study of diet and health in 2002, I have been curious at how we name the many “cancers” based on where they occur in the body — as if each of them is a completely different disease. When, in fact, they’re really all the same disease — malfunctioning of cells—according to Raymond Francis (scientist).
In his book Never be Sick Again, he explained that there was essentially only ONE disease and only TWO causes. The one disease is malfunctioning cells (we have about 100 trillion of them):
- First cause: Our cells don’t get enough of what they need — nutrients.
- Second cause: Our cells get too much of what they don’t need — toxins.
In the case of cancer, we can’t control our genes; nor can we control some of the carcinogens that we might encounter; but we can control the food that we eat. By eating the right food, we can give our 100 trillion cells the nutrients that they need — while avoiding many of the toxins that they don’t need. It’s as simple as that; we can create just the right kind of chemical environment within our bodies that make it almost impossible for the genes & carcinogens to grow a family of cancers.
As for our food, we simply pattern our diet after those cultures where cancer is almost nonexistent. This fact is explained by two experts (Greger and McDougall) in the recently updated blogpost below (containing two short videos):
One more thing; you might like to see what Raymond Francis had to say about our book:
“Poor nutrition is our leading cause of disease. Yet the biggest impediment to improving our health is that most people mistakenly believe they are eating a good diet. With the costs of disease out of control and threatening the economic health of our country, ‘Healthy Eating, Healthy World’ is a timely contribution, explaining in clear, easy-to-read language why our standard diet is making us sick, and how you can make simple choices that will improve your health, longevity and quality of life. This is a must-read book. Highly recommended!”
—RAYMOND FRANCIS, MS (from MIT), scientist and bestselling author of Never Be Sick Again
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