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Cancers and myths: Positions and cures

When it comes to health (physical and mental) then categorical positions on what to eat and how to behave are mostly dangerous attitudes that lead to the wrong cures.

When it comes to health categorical positions based on philosophical grounds (mostly masked by religious undertones) are far less dangerous than positions based on so-called “scientific grounds“.  Why?

When you feel sick and your have selected diet (vegetarian, vega, or whatever) based on philosophical attitudes and it turns out to be inefficient then, you can change your position on certain kinds of diets with little difficulty.

The scientific attitude or people claiming a diet because it was proven scientifically is much harder to resolve.

Fact is most people cannot read, analyze, or interpret scientific studies and they simply adopt a line on faulty and imprecise conclusions of  “scientific studies” that are mostly defective in design or procedures or partiality.  Claiming a diet on scientific ground is tantamount to jumping from a building with blinded eyes.

The true anti-cancer diet” was written by David Khayat who is head of cancer services at the hospital (La Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris).

Khayat is 54 years old and of Tunisian origin. Khayat sees 40 cancer patients per week and he wanted to review all cancer studies published in French and English in order to giving priority to preventive care.  Khayat said: “In the last five years, my patients asked me what to eat in order not prevent cancers and I had no clear answers.”

After meticulously studying most of cancer research Khayat was crest fallen of what he learned.  It appears that during a life time, one out of two men and one out of three women will experience one forms of cancers.

Myth #1: “What you eat is the cancer that you get”.  Wrong.  A third of cancer types are related to diets and the other two-thirds have other main factors.  A cancer lingers for 15 years and it is not by following a late specific diet that cancer will be prevented.  There are 25,000 bio-components in food and investigating the effects of each component and the interactions of these components is not an easy scientific matter.

Myth #2: “Eating fruits and vegetables will block or retard cancer development”.  Wrong.  or the other dictum: “Eat five kinds of fruits and vegetables per day to preserving your health.” Fact is fruits and vegetables are plagued with pesticides (proven to be carcinogenic) and simple washing will not do to removing pesticides.  Over 70% of pesticides that enter our digestive system come from vegetable products.  (We are going through a period where soil is impoverished and needs constant and abundant chemical fertilizers; the produce have to be treated with pesticides in order to reaching maturity).  Unless you are confident that your provider is entirely bio and that you can afford the higher prices, then do not bet on any effective diet.

Myth #3: “Wine is cancerogene from the first glass you drink.”  Wrong.  Khayat suggest for men to drink three glasses of wine per day (preferably red wine) and women two glasses (a maximum of 30 grams of ethanol):  wine has high levels of “resveratol” which is an antioxidant and thus, offers anti-cancer virtue.  The less alcoholic and the less in sugar content the better wine is for the health.  I don’t know; maybe wine is given special status among all other alcoholic beverages because studies on wine benefits are done in French, Italian, and Spanish.  Cheap wine in those countries might simply be cheaper than bottled water.  I want to know the effects of cheap beer, cheap vodka, and cheap gin: Just to be fair with consumers in most countries.

Myth #4: “Eat lots of fish.”  Wrong.  Fat and large fish, those  that feed on other fish, have high levels of heavy metals (far higher than industrial mines!) such as dioxin, arsenic, polychloro-biphenol, methyl mercury, cadmium and lead…) that are proven to be carcinogenic. Anyway, omega 3 was not proven to be that beneficial to health.

Khayat offers many recommendations:

First, eat meat with moderation and make sure meat does not come in direct contact with fire:  When temperature reaches over 240 (C degrees) then aromatic amino polycyclic are produced and they are proven to be highly carcinogenic.  There are no link between red meat and colon cancer.

It appears that Asiatic women using the “wok” have higher levels of lung cancer compared to other women and this is due to using the wok for cooking meat.  I would like to believe that studies on the wok effects have controlled most of the variables that produce cancers.  All that I can say when I read these kinds of “scientific studies” is that “Wok has to be studied more seriously”.

Second, Vitamin E, iron, and beta-carotene are out the window. These vitamins are time bombs.  People who regurgitated lots of vitamin E had more cases of colon cancers than normal people.  Beta-carotene (found in carrots) increase lung cancers among smokers.

Third, men suffer more prostate cancers than other kinds of cancers  Thus, men over 50 should eat plenty of tomatoes, drastically reduce milk and milk based consumptions, and eliminate fatty products that fabricate male hormones susceptible to stimulating cancerous cells in the prostate.

Fourth, Females have tendencies for higher cases of breast, uterus cancers after menopause.  Thus, women have to eat plenty of green and white kinds of vegetables that are rich in phyto-oestrogenes; they have to eat fruits and vegetables rich in fibers (ale, banana, onion, asparagus, whole grain breads, …): they accelerate the transit and reduce the time of contact between intestinal mucus and product potentially carcinogenic.  Women should drink non-fatty milk for its calcium.  Basically, what is harmful for men is good for women!  (Here I get nervous and pretty suspicious: what, if I like milk and milk products then, should I be angry and upset for being created with prostate?).

Fifth, eat in the morning yellow and orange kinds of fruits and vegetables( such as orange, mandarin, mango, grapefruit…): their high antioxidant properties repair a night fasting.  Eat at anytime and during the entire day all kinds of red and white fruits and vegetables (such as tomatoes, red cabbage, ale, onion, and soja): reasons not explained.  At night, eat green (broccoli, cabbage…): green color is the product of photosynthesis linked to solar activities and thus, night-time stabilizes these effects; avoid red-violet and blue products at night.  Here I get suspicious when colors are involved; for example, if there are outside effects then how these effects resume when eaten inside our system?

Six, eat plenty of Curcuma, green tea (the Japanese kind), ale, onion, quercetine, selenium, and tomatoes.

Note: I love to eat everything and in moderation.  Since I cannot afford meat then, I am doubly lucky.

I suggest that psychological stability far outweight food dieting for those categorical in their diet systems.




May 2023

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