Finally, Proof That Cancer Is a Man-Made Disease

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by Joseph Mercola: The
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A study of
ancient bodies has determined that cancer is a man-made disease,
one fueled by the excesses. Tumors turn out to be extremely rare
until very recent times, when pollution and poor diet became issues.

analyzed potential references to the disease in classical literature,
and also searched for signs in the fossil record and in mummified
bodies. But despite examining tissue from hundreds of Egyptian mummies,
they confirmed only one case of cancer

According to
the Daily Mail:

the argument that the ancient Egyptians didn’t live long enough
to develop cancer, the researchers pointed out that other age-related
disease such as hardening of the arteries and brittle bones did
occur …

evidence of cancer is also sparse, with scientific literature providing
a few dozen, mostly disputed, examples in animal fossil”.


Dr. Mercola’s

According to
the latest
statistics compiled by the American Heart Association
, cancer
surpasses heart disease as the top killer among Americans between
the ages of 45 to 74. The odds are very high that you or someone
you know has cancer or has died from it.Cancer rates for various
types of cancer are on the rise, and environmental/lifestyle factors
are increasingly being pinpointed as the culprits, such as:

This not an
all-inclusive list, of course, but as the
research into the health of our ancient ancestors shows
, cancer
is not a “natural” disease, and genetics are not a primary factor.

What Ancient
Mummies and Prehistoric Fossils Tell Us about Cancer

Cancer is,
by and large, the tragic result of humans veering too far off course
— avoiding health-sustaining diets and activities, while embracing
a highly unnatural lifestyle and continually dousing your insides
and outsides with excess chemicals.

The Daily Mail

were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became
issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature
found… Despite slivers of tissue from hundreds of Egyptian mummies
being rehydrated and placed under the microscope, only one case
of cancer has been confirmed.

the argument that the ancient Egyptians didn’t live long enough
to develop cancer, the researchers pointed out that other age-related
disease such as hardening of the arteries and brittle bones did

evidence of cancer is also sparse, with scientific literature providing
a few dozen, mostly disputed, examples in animal fossil… Even
the study of thousands of Neanderthal bones has provided only one
example of a possible cancer.”

According to
Professor Rosalie David, co-author of the recently
published study

is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So
it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to
our diet and lifestyle.”

The good news
is, medical science is finally starting to catch up with common
sense, and studies are emerging showing the powerful potential of
food and lifestyle to both prevent and treat cancer.

I cannot stress
enough how important it is to take this information to heart, and
apply it in your own life. Don’t wait for the “definitive scientific”
proof You don’t have to wait to incorporate these changes into your
life and benefit immediately, and save you and your family so much
unnecessary grief…

The medical
industry as a whole is resistant to change, and you likely will
not see any major revisions to conventional cancer treatments anytime
soon. Widespread adoption of many of these recommendations will
take many decades at best.

Remember the
words of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who, 200 years ago,
said all truth goes through three stages:

  • First it
    is ridiculed
  • Then it
    is violently opposed
  • Finally
    it is widely accepted as self evident

Are Drugs
Really the Answer?

A case in point:
ten of the 12
“major cancer advances” named by the American Society for Clinical
Oncology (ASCO) in 2008
involved drugs.

Not food, not
lifestyle changes, just drugs.

They claim
these drug-based “advances” have made cancer treatments and prevention
“a lot better,” but what are they basing that opinion on? Certainly
not statistics!

That same year,
about 12.4 million people from all over the world were diagnosed
with some form of cancer and 7.6 million people died from the disease.

In the last
30 years of the 20th century the global cancer burden has doubled,
and it will likely double again between 2000 and 2020 and nearly
triple by 2030. Projected mortality estimates
for 2030 range from just over 13 million
, to 17
million people dying from the disease

With statistics
like these, how can anyone talk about cancer treatment “advances,”
particularly when they have completely overlooked the methods
that can actually turn the cancer trend around!

Below I will
review three major cancer strategies that, according to researchers’
estimates, could have a FAR greater impact on cancer statistics
than any cancer drug or treatment currently available.

I strongly
recommend implementing these strategies rather than relying on the
drug cartel to concoct “better drugs.”

There is a
Better Way

I am firmly
convinced that you don’t have to die from cancer if you follow a
healthy lifestyle. I’m fairly convinced that cancer or heart disease
will not be the cause of my death. If you follow these strategies
and start at an early enough age your body will be able to limit
the progression of any malignant cells.

We see dramatic
reversals in so many people with advanced cancers that apply these
strategies, but what we fail to see are the millions of miracles
that occur every day that eliminate cancers that have yet to surface
because the body’s healthy immune response suppresses them.

Remember it
is exponentially easier to prevent cancers than it is to treat them.
So just what are some of these strategies that can insulate you
from ever developing cancer?

Strategy #1: Optimize Your Vitamin D Levels Year-Round

It is estimated
that if people around the world optimized their vitamin D levels,
deaths could be slashed by 30 percent
– which amounts to
2 million worldwide and 200,000 in the United States – each

On a personal
level, you can decrease
your risk of cancer by MORE THAN HALF
simply by optimizing your
vitamin D levels with sun exposure! I can’t think of any other strategy
that can offer this level of protection. You may even be able to
significantly boost
your chances of survival if you already have cancer
, by maintaining
vitamin D levels of around 80-90 ng/ml.

Vitamin D has
a protective effect against cancer in several ways, including:

  • Increasing
    the self-destruction of mutated cells (which, if allowed to replicate,
    could lead to cancer)
  • Reducing
    the spread and reproduction of cancer cells
  • Causing
    cells to become differentiated (cancer cells often lack differentiation)
  • Reducing
    the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, which
    is a step in the transition of dormant tumors turning cancerous

Vitamin D,
which is created in your skin after exposure to sunshine, is even
of extreme importance for preventing
skin cancer
. It’s important to realize that the risk
of skin cancer from the sun comes only from excessive exposure,
which can damage your skin.

The fact is
that countless people around the world have an increased risk of
cancer — including skin cancer – because their vitamin D levels
are low or deficient due to lack of appropriate sun exposure…

For example,
in the US, the late winter average vitamin D level is only about
15-18 ng/ml, which is considered a very serious deficiency state
that can cause a wide variety of health problems, from an acute
of cold or flu
, to an increased risk for cancer, long-term.

In fact, low
levels of vitamin D may increase your risk of dying from ANY illness
by 150 percent!

If you still
find this hard to believe, I highly recommend watching my one-hour
vitamin D lecture
to clear up any confusion you may have about
this essential nutrient.

Strategy #2: Optimize Your Insulin Levels

your insulin levels is yet another powerful action you can take
to lower your risk of cancer.

Otto Warburg
actually received a Nobel Prize in 1934 for his observation of cancer
cell physiology, which clearly demonstrated that cancer
cells require more sugar to thrive
. Unfortunately, virtually
no oncologists appreciate or apply this knowledge today.

Your pancreas
releases insulin – produced by beta cells – after you
eat carbohydrates, and this is why numerous studies have linked
refined carbohydrates with cancer
. Over time, if you eat too
many grains and sugars, and your body is constantly releasing an
abundance of insulin, your body will become resistant to it. This
means you will require even more insulin to produce the same effects,
and it starts you on a vicious cycle.

Many people
now have insulin levels that are too high, courtesy of our modern
day’s sugar-laden diet and lack of exercise, and this can cause
major damage to your body.

The most recognized
of these is diabetes, but that is far from the only one. As Ron
Rosedale, M.D. said in one of my most popular articles, Insulin
and Its Metabolic Effects

“It doesn’t
matter what disease you are talking about, whether you are talking
about a common cold or cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis or cancer,
the root is always going to be at the molecular and cellular level,
and I will tell you that insulin is going to have its hand in it,
if not totally control it.”

The good news
is that controlling your insulin levels is relatively straightforward.

First, limit
your intake of processed foods, grains and sugars (particularly
) as much as possible to prevent your insulin levels
from becoming elevated in the first place.

Next, exercise
, as this will drive your insulin levels down.

Strategy # 3: Opt for a Safer, More Effective Cancer Screen

As I mentioned
in the beginning, the danger inherent in radiation exposure from
medical screens such as mammograms is increasingly being revealed.
Yet most physicians continue to recommend yearly mammograms
for women as a breast cancer screening tool.

This is to
be expected, I guess, considering the fact that the American Cancer
Society — one of the main proponents for mammograms – has
close financial ties to the makers of mammography equipment

This financial
bias hypes mammography, even though it is clearly a cause
of breast cancer itself…

According to
a recent World
Wire press release

mammography delivers an unrecognized high dose of radiation, warn
Drs. Epstein and Bertell. If a woman follows the current guidelines
for premenopausal screening, over a 10 year period she would receive
a total dosage of about 5 rads.

This approximates
the level of exposure to radiation of a Japanese woman one
mile from the epicenter of atom bombs dropped on Hiroshima
or Nagasaki.”

The risks of
mammograms far outweigh their benefit, which is why I encourage
you to think for yourself and consider safer, more effective alternatives.

The option
for breast screening that I most highly recommend is called thermographic
breast screening, which measures the radiation of infrared heat
from your body and translates this information into anatomical images.

uses no mechanical pressure or ionizing radiation, and can detect
signs of breast cancer as much as 10 years earlier than either mammography
or a physical exam — before a tumor has even formed!

This is made
possible because it can image the early stages of angiogenesis –
the formation of a direct supply of blood to cancer cells, which
is a necessary step before they can grow into tumors of size.

More men’s
lives could also be spared from the disease as mammography is not
frequently used on men, which leads to most men with breast cancer
being diagnosed at a very late stage.

To find out
more about this safe and highly effective method of cancer detection,
you can read
my free report on the topic
or visit my Thermography
Diagnostics Center

Winning the
War Against Cancer is Simpler than Anyone Might Think

There is a
lot that you can do right now to significantly impact your cancer
risk. Even the conservative American Cancer Society states that
one-third of cancer deaths are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity,
and carrying excess weight. So making healthy lifestyle changes
is one of the most important ways to protect yourself from cancer.

A “cure for
cancer” is not impossible – it’s mostly just common sense!

I’ve detailed
my comprehensive list of what you can do, right now, to virtually
eliminate your cancer risk many times before, but for those of you
who haven’t seen it, the entire
list is printed at the end of this past article

7, 2010

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