WYSONG e-HEALTH LETTER
~Thoughts for Thinking People~
IS COMMON SENSE OR RESEARCH NEEDED TO CURE CANCER?
is an incredible feat that organisms can begin from one cell and
then differentiate and compartmentalize into the millions of diverse
tissue and organ niches that represent a mature body. Why brain,
fingernail, liver, intestine and bone cells ever become what they
are is mystery enough. Why they stay what they have become while
still retaining the full genetic information to produce an entire
new body, compounds the miracle even more.
Cancer is a condition in which cells lose their orientation and proliferate
uncontrollably. Any cell can become cancerous. A lot of them do, but
are squelched by cell death (apoptosis), the immune system or nipped
in the bud by DNA repair mechanisms. Successful cancer cells escape
these impediments, disregard normal cellular checks and balances and
become an island unto themselves with only their own survival and
self-interests at heart.
The cause of
cancer is no mystery. It is our aberrant modern living context
that has put us at cancer risk. When cells are forced to bathe
in a milieu (the tissue soup we create with modern foods, drugs
and lifestyle) entirely unlike what they are genetically programmed
to expect, they revert to their most primitive directive - multiply,
multiply, multiply - without regard for neighbors. It's a sort of
payback for our disregard for "neighbors" when we pollute and repudiate
nature. Why should our cells be polite to their neighbors if we don't
have regard for ours? Since the immune system is compromised from
the chronic stresses created by modern living, defenses are down.
Couple this with the nutritionally depleted and perverted modern
processed diet and you have the incubator for cancer.
one in three humans will get cancer. In pets it is worse and perhaps
the leading cause of death. No evidence exists that the disease
was of similar incidence before our modern era. President Nixon's "War on Cancer" (beginning in the early 1970s) is
the most failed and embarrassing "military" campaign ever
undertaken by any nation at any time in history. One person in 30
got cancer at the beginning of the 20th century, now almost one in
Some will say that the only reason the incidence has increased is
because humans and animals live longer due to modern medical measures.
So when science fails in their mission to defeat cancer, they cleverly
spin the failure as their success. As I have shown previously (Why
Modern Medicine is the Greatest Threat to Health), this is nonsense
since modern medical measures are themselves probably the number one
threat to life.
for cancer and most chronic degenerative diseases is modern living,
pure and simple. We have subjected ourselves to an artificial environment
to which we are not adapted. Nature - not exhaust, sugar,
pop and plastic - is what we are designed for. Screw with Mother
Nature and a price will be paid.
Whatever the inciting cause, it is known that inducement and propogation
needs to be relentless and of long-standing duration. Cancer can have
a latency period of decades, requiring continuous exposure to the
inciting stress. Our departure from our genetic roots certainly qualifies.
If disease does not strike immediately after a bad life choice, then
the conclusion is that the choice is just fine. We refuse to take
the long view and make intelligent decisions now for consequences
that may not emerge until years later. It's a common human failing
we see replayed in every aspect of human endeavor. It's the modus
operandi in government, economics, agriculture, social issues and
health care. Living in the moment is what children and animals do.
We should do better with the pounds of gyri and sulci resting on our
Nevertheless, this common sense approach (returning to our genetic
roots) to preventing cancer and other diseases will be ignored. Instead
we will pour billions of dollars into research to discover the cure
for cancer. But there will never be a cure other than respecting our
genetic heritage and living, eating, breathing and drinking as we
were designed to do. A pill or vaccine to save us just isn't going
Let me give
some examples of recent research findings that reveal the obvious.
First there is the "discovery" that fresh fruits
and vegetables contain anti-cancer nutrients such as antioxidants,
vitamins and flavanoids. Why would they not be anti-cancer, they
are the natural food of humans? No research is necessary to discover
is the "discovery" that cancer preferentially
feeds on glucose, diverting it from body use and inefficiently metabolizing
it by glycolysis into lactate and a couple ATP energy molecules.
(Glucose normally yields 38 ATP.) The body then has to reconvert
the lactate back, via the Cori cycle, into glucose (at an energy
cost). The net result is that the cancer acts like an energy sink
resulting in cachexia, a pathetic condition of severe muscle wasting
and debilitation. Modern diets are laden with sugar and starches
that not only provide the perfect food for cancer but the perfect
acidic medium in tissues. Processed sugar and starch is not a natural
human food. No research is needed to discover that!
Research has also shown that a low carbohydrate, high protein, high
arginine (meat amino acid), low omega-6 fatty acid and high omega-3
fatty acid diet is useful for both preventing and treating cancer.
Tumor cells do not do well on fats or protein. But they love that
sugar. The natural, raw diet for humans and their pets is high in
fat (the preferred energy source) and protein, high in omega-3 fatty
acids (fish, wild meat, some seeds and vegetables) and low in omega-6
fatty acids (grains, grain-fed meats and most oils), and is alkalinizing.
This is no scientific discovery. It's common sense.
are clamoring to patent versions of natural diets and crediting
their science for discovering the obvious. Examples are new patented, "cancer-fighting" foods
featuring high fat, high omega-3 fatty acids, low carbohydrates,
and high protein and arginine. Finally, feeding people and pets
what they should have been getting all along (as, I hate to say,
I have been arguing for decades) is so novel that it is patentable!
It is the edge-of-the-map science that is responsible for this sorry
state of affairs. Like the ancient mariners who believed the world
ended where their maps left off, science has assumed that calories,
regardless of their source, were the edge of their map. Their nutritional
world ends with calories and percentages of known nutrients. Science
has insisted that if a human or animal requires X calories per pound
each day, it matters not whether those calories come from fresh, real
foods or Twinkies. That's why hospital patients paying a thousand
dollars a night dine on Registered Dietician Jell-O, diet pop and
been ignored is that calories are not the edge of the map; ships
do not drop off the Earth when they disappear over the horizon.
Now the world beyond the edge of conventional medicine and nutrition
is slowly being rediscovered. The world is round... and people
and animals require their natural, genetically programmed diet
that lies beyond the edge of science's calories. Quality of calories
do matter and is a whole new world promising health.
So, to increase the chance of having cancer, or to
speed its progression, eating the standard modern fare is the way
to go. Get lots of sugar and lots of grain-based foods such as pasta,
bread, cereal, bagels, donuts (which convert to sugar after consumed)
and lots of vegetable oils. Increase carbohydrates, eat oleo and
look for low-fat foods. Drink very little water and instead enjoy
acidified pop and municipal acidic water. Tumors thrive on this
can wait for "research" to prove that natural foods and natural
living (fresh air, exercise, sunlight, loving relationships)
prevent and reverse cancer, or you can be a thinking person and
apply this obvious wisdom beginning today.
Best of health to you and yours from all of us here at Wysong.
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