Several months ago my neighbor’s son was diagnosed with leukemia. Although I’ve never met him – I feel for him. Cancer scares the crap out of me, and I can only imagine the hell he’s living through.
What’s more, it’s been heart-wrenching for me to see the toll her son’s illness is having on my neighbor. Especially last week when she told me that she was flying out to be with her son because his treatment wasn’t going well. “He’s so sick he might not know I’m there,” she said, “but I have to be with him just in case.”
Cancer is horrible, and there’s not much I can do for my neighbor and her son, but maybe there’s something I can do for you. I believe that cancer is preventable. Here’s why:
What the Research Says About Cancer
Consumption of Meat and Dairy and Cancer – The China Study, considered the most comprehensive study on the connection between diet and disease in medical history, found that the more animal-food people ate, the higher their rates of cancer. In addition, individuals eating almost no animal-foods were virtually free of cancer.
Consumption of Fruits & Vegetables and Cancer – According to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, The National Cancer Institute and numerous other researchers, an overwhelming number of studies show that when eaten in large enough quantities, fruits and vegetables (especially raw green vegetables) protect against all types of cancers.
Consumption of Beans and Cancer – Beans have been shown to be beneficial in preventing reproductive cancers like breast and prostate cancer.
What You Can Do to Prevent Cancer
- Dramatically reduce or eliminate your consumption of meat and dairy.
- Dramatically increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables (especially raw green vegetables). Make sure to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
- Eat at least one serving of beans or legumes every day.
Where to Get More Information
This post is certainly not comprehensive, it’s just a little information to get you curious. For more information I recommend Joel Fuhrman’s books, Eat to Live and Super Immunity. For a great review of Super Immunity, click HERE.
For even more info, check out the following links:
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