Like the first page (Alzheimer’s) in the new Diseases section, I lead this one off with a blog that features Dr. Michael Greger. It also features a video on the treatment of cancer by Dr. John McDougall, “It’s the food!” (See blog #1 below.)
In the cancer industry, we hear an awful lot about genetics, screening, early detection and high-tech treatment with surgery, chemo and radiation. But we hear very little about the optimal diet that will prevent most cancers from ever occurring in the first place.
I have provided a total of ten blogs below. The first four deal primarily with breast cancer—the last six mention breast cancer but deal primarily with cancer in general. Here is an excerpt from blog #3—Carolyn’s story:
I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year and had a double mastectomy in September….As a victim of breast cancer, I now get so angry when I see the pink ribbon stickers on cars and the emails about finding a cure for cancer. I wish I could scream out…“What about preventing it in the first place?”
I am also angry that I only found out about the plant-based diet after all this occurred in my life — thanks to our government for keeping this away from everyone. I read online recently that the American Cancer Society spends a minimal amount of all the money they get from donations etc. on preventing cancer. The majority of their money is spent on all the horrible things they do to you after you’re diagnosed.
Your daughters and granddaughters. By the time you find this page, your cancer may be too far along to risk not having the recommended treatment from your oncologist. But for all those younger women in your life, maybe this posting will be a godsend.
Maybe it will help you and them understand that the very best way to prevent cancer from occuring in the first place is to begin eating a near optimal, whole foods, plant-based diet as early in life as possible. Almost all cancers can be prevented; while others can be slowed, stopped or reversed.
Big Business. The last three blogs listed below deal with the “big business” that cancer has become. And that business depends on people getting screened, getting diagnosed and getting treated. The business would essentially disappear if everyone were to start eating a near optimal, whole foods, plant-based diet.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, I recommend that you include the following ten blogs in your research. In these well-reseached blogs, there is a wealth of information which may prompt some ideas that may help you plan your strategy. Also, you may want to take a look at the Cancer (in general) page.
- Chapter on breast cancer from Dr. McDougall’s 1986 book, A Challenging Second Opinion.
- Breast Cancer Prevention — And Treatment with Diet (9-30-11)
- Breast cancer—more confusion & false hope about genetics (9-29-12)
- Carolyn’s breast cancer story — it could save your life…(4-30-11)
- Early detection of prostate and breast cancer…(2-11-12)
- Early puberty problem in America; continuing to worsen (10-30-12)
- Drugs for preventing cancer — now everyone can be a customer! (6-6-11)
- The “war on cancer” turns 41; now a major industry…(7-16-12)
- Searching for the cure—now has a life of its own. (5-18-12)
- Screening for cancer…a very big business (2-21-11)
- Riding the cancer train to fame and fortune (10-6-12)
One-on-one MD Help. Sadly, 95% of our medical doctors are not aware of the power of plant-based nutrition to combat many chronic diseases, including some cancers. Further, oncologists can only recommend the treatment regimens for which they have been trained.
If you would like a second opinion (about cancer) from a medical doctor who truly “gets it” about food, you may wish to visit our MD Help page and schedule a telephone consultation with one of the MDs listed there.
Handy 4-piece take-charge-of-your-health kit—from Amazon.com
- The movie that’s changing the lives of millions: Forks Over Knives DVD
- Healthy Eating, Healthy World, The “big picture” about food (our book)
- An essential scientific resource: The China Study by Dr. T. Colin Campbell
- Dr. McDougall’s new book, The Starch Solution, with lots of great recipes.
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—J. Morris Hicks, board member, T. Colin Campbell Foundation