Way back in 1971, Richard Nixon, then President of the United States, signed the Conquest of Cancer Act, thereby officially inaugurating what has become known as the “War on Cancer.” Friends, that was 44 years ago. Today, after being joined by such organizations as the Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, as well as others organizations, and after spending billions of dollars on this “war,” victory over cancer is no closer than it was in 1971. You would think that after all these years, and after spending all that money, they would have won the battle against cancer by now, or at least made some progress. They keep telling us they are "winning" the war, and they keep encouraging the funding of their efforts, but the facts are that after all these years and after spending of all that money, more people are experiencing and dying of cancer than before that war began. Something is very wrong here — what is it?
Linus Pauling Gives Us A ClueDr. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel Prize Winner, gives us a clue as to what is wrong here when he states: “Everyone should know the 'war on cancer' is largely a fraud.” Today, cancer treatment is a huge business! Every 30 seconds another American is diagnosed with cancer, then spends an average of over $25,000 trying to get rid of that cancer, often exhausting their life savings, and what do they get for their money? Every 55 seconds, another American dies of cancer. If you will do a little research, you will find that almost all of the billions spent thus far on this “war on cancer” (just like with arthritis which we talked about in last week’s Health Tip), has been spent on seeking a cure rather than seeking the cause. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 26:2 that “. . .the curse causeless shall not come.” What is God trying to tell us here? I believe He is trying to tell us that cancer, along with almost every other physical problem a person experiences during his or her lifetime, will not occur without a cause! Would you not think it more prudent that we spend our monies seeking the cause of cancer as well as other physical problems and eliminating their cause so that people can know how to prevent them — rather than putting all of that money into looking for a cure after a person has already been diagnosed? But then, we must realize that if people knew and eliminated the cause, and no one experienced these physical problems any longer, the money being spent on seeking cures would dry up, and a very lucrative source of income for many would cease. All the evidence points to an industry that does not want people to realize the true cause of physical breakdowns, because that would be unprofitable to them. And that, my dear friend, is the reason why, after 44 years of cancer research, and after spending billions of dollars seeking a cure, we are no closer to "winning" than when the “War on Cancer” first began!
What Does Cancer Research Reveal?While various government agencies, as well as the Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Society are looking for cures for cancer, there has been some independent research going on seeking the cause of cancer. Dr. Gio B. Gori, the Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, testified before a Senate Select Committee:
“Nutritional science is coming of age . . . No other field of research seems to hold better promise for the prevention and control of cancer and other illnesses, and for securing and maintaining human health.”Dr. Gori went on to say:
“Until recently, many eyebrows would have been raised by suggesting that an imbalance of normal dietary components could lead to cancer and cardiovascular disease . . . Today, the accumulation of . . . evidence . . . makes this notion not only possible but certain . . . (The) dietary factors responsible (are) principally meat and fat intake.”Dr. Mark Hegstead, a nutritional scientist from Harvard University, testified before the Federal Trade Commission by saying:
“I think it is clear that the American diet is indicted as a cause of coronary heart disease. And it is pertinent, I think, to point out the same diet is now found guilty in terms of many forms of cancer: breast cancer, cancer of the colon, and others . . .”John Robbins, in his book “Diet For A New America,” through the use of many charts and graphs, shows that countries with the highest consumption of animal source foods show the highest rates of breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancers, cervical, uterus, ovarian cancers, as well as numerous other cancers. Following is a quote from John Robbins' book that powerfully supports what I believe, teach and trying to say here:
“The war on cancer is a tragedy. Billions upon billions of dollars are being spent to develop and apply treatments that are invasive, expensive, painful, often mutilating, and in many cases of little benefit. Meanwhile, most of us are unknowingly increasing the probability of cancer with our eery meal. The more I’ve learned about diet and cancer, the more stunned I’ve been at our ignorance of their close relationship. We do not have to quake helplessly in the face of cancer, ‘hoping’ to escape its clutches. We do not have to sit by passively, watching our loved ones succumb to this disease. We do not have to spend our life savings, undergoing painful and devastating treatments that do little or no good. We are blessed now with the knowledge, which enables us to make clear, life-giving choices. We need only make them in time.”
Can Diet Make A Difference?No one has done more research on the relationship of diet to disease than Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD, of Cornell University. Following are a few excerpts from Dr. Campbell’s book, “The China Study,” a book I highly recommend to all who are interested in learning the science supporting the diet relationship to cancer as well as most other diseases. You'll find this on page 7:
“What made the project especially remarkable is that, among the many associations that are relevant to diet and disease, so many pointed to the same finding: people who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease. Even relatively small intakes of animal based food were associated with adverse effects. People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease.”And this on pages 12-13:
“If you are male in this country, the American Cancer Society says that you have a 47% chance of getting cancer. If you are female, you fare a little better, but you still have a whopping 38% lifetime chance of getting cancer. The rates at which we die from cancer are among the highest in the world, and it has been getting worse. Despite thirty years of the massively funded war on cancer, we have made little progress. contrary to what many believe, cancer is not a natural event. Adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle can prevent the majority of cancers in the United States.”Page 19 states this:
“The American people need to know the truth. They need to know what we have uncovered in our research. People need to know why we are unnecessarily sick, why too many of us die early despite the billions spent on research. The irony is that the solution is simple and inexpensive. The answer to the American health crisis is the food that each of us chooses to put in our mouths each day. It’s as simple as that.”Page 21 says:
“So, what is my prescription for good health? In short, it is about the multiple health benefits of consuming plant-based foods, and the largely unappreciated health dangers of consuming animal-based foods, including all types of meat, dairy and eggs.”Then some shocking statements on page 23:
“Impressive evidence now exists to show that advanced heart disease, relatively advanced cancers of certain types, diabetes and a few other degenerative diseases can be reversed by diet. . .” “One of the more exciting benefits of good nutrition is the prevention of diseases that are thought to be due to genetic predisposition. We now know that we can largely avoid these ‘genetic’ diseases even though we may harbor the gene that is responsible for the disease. . . In my own laboratory we have shown in experimental animals that cancer growth can be turned on and off by nutrition, despite strong genetic predisposition. . . . Eating the right way not only prevents disease but also generates health and a sense of well-being, both physically and mentally.”And still more on page 25:
“My journey in science over the past forty-five years has convinced me that it is now more urgent than ever to show how people can avoid these tragedies. The science is there and it must be made known. We cannot let the status quo go unchallenged and watch our loved ones suffer unnecessarily. It is time to stand up, clear the air and take control of our health.”The biggest threat is found on page 95:
“. . . almost all diet books on store shelves are variations of this one theme: eat as much protein, meat and fat as you want . . . eating this way is perhaps the single greatest threat to American health we currently face. . .And a definitive statement on page 107:
“At the end of the day, the strength and consistency of the majority of the evidence is enough to draw valid conclusions. Namely, whole, plant-based foods are beneficial, and animal-based foods are not.” “There is no such thing as a special diet for cancer and a different, equally special diet for heart disease. The evidence now amassed from researchers around the world shows that the same diet that is good for the prevention of cancer is also good for the prevention of heart disease, as well as obesity, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, Alzheimer’s, cognitive dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and other diseases. Furthermore, this diet can only benefit everyone, regardless of his or her genes or personal disposition.” “All of these diseases, and others, spring forth from the same influence: an unhealthy, largely toxic diet and lifestyle that has an excess of sickness-promoting factors and a deficiency of health-promoting factors. In other words, the Western diet. Conversely, there is one diet to counteract all of these diseases: a whole foods, plant-based diet. . . When a whole food, plant-based diet is demonstrably beneficial for such a wide variety of diseases, is it possible that humans were meant to consume any other diet? I say no, and I think you’ll agree.”