I’ve got a statistic that might shock you…
Only 5% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects. The remaining 95% have their roots in the environment and lifestyle.
Yes, you read that right. Instead of our genes, our lifestyle and environment account for 95% of our most feared chronic disease. This is according to University of Texas research published by the National Institute of Health.
They found that sugar, cigarette smoking, red meat, and fried food consumption, alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, radiation, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity are the true causes of cancer.
In fact, of all cancer-related deaths, as many as 30–35% are linked to diet, nearly 25–30% are due to tobacco use, approximately 15–20% are due to infections, 10–20% related to obesity, and the remaining 10–15% are due to the other factors listed above.
On the other hand, we know that even among identical twins, rates of cancer striking among those with such strong genetic ties is low at best. The UT researchers found that the role of genes in cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment is overemphasized.
Do you know what this means?
You CAN PREVENT cancer! I want to shout this information from the rooftops because knowing this can save lives!
This topic really hits home for me. You see, my dad recently passed away from esophageal cancer.
Unfortunately, my father’s condition was revealed too late to reverse it permanently, though I was grateful that we were able to extend his life beyond professional expectations.
His medical team told me that without question, my work with him helped prolong his life and fight back against what was already severe and ultimately irreversible damage.
So as you can imagine, I’m ready to pick a fight. This is David vs. Goliath – all of us vs. cancer. And we can win this fight.
It won’t be easy though. This really is Goliath. Cancer accounts for 23% of all deaths in the US, second only to heart disease. With that said, cancer has overtaken heart disease as the #1 killer in 21 states, including California. In fact, in 5 years, cancer is primed to overtake heart disease as the overall #1 killer in our country.
It is now more than 45 years after President Nixon and Congress declared a “War on Cancer,” and stated that we will have a cure by the bicentennial.
Well, that time has long passed, and cancer diagnoses and deaths are skyrocketing exponentially. Every three minutes, someone will find out they have cancer, and approximately 600,000 Americans will die from cancer-related deaths this year.
So if cancer is preventable, why are we still losing the war on cancer?
Simply put, we are not treating the true cause of cancer.
You see, every health problem, including cancer, has a true cause. Let me give you an example. If your roof has a leak, there is a true cause to why that leak occurred. Most doctors will stick a piece tape over the leak, only masking the problem. The symptoms might stop for a little while, but will the problem get better or worse? Worse!!!
You have to look for the cause – maybe the leak is in the roof, maybe the chimney, maybe the plumbing. And once you find the cause, then you can get on a program or protocol to finally get well.
In order to explain WHY cancer happens, it’s time for a little science lesson you didn’t learn in school…
In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his discovery that cancer cells all have low oxygen levels. What people often misunderstand about Dr. Warburg’s work is that they mistakenly think that low levels of oxygen turn healthy cells into cancer cells.
In reality, what he discovered was that instead of cellular respiration relying on oxygen like healthy cells, cancerous cellular respiration utilized the fermentation of sugar.
So in other words, what he discovered is this – if you deny a HEALTHY CELL of oxygen by 35% or more for a period of 48 hours, that cell CAN become cancerous. Deny that same healthy cell of oxygen by 60% or more, it WILL become cancerous.
And what denies the cell of oxygen? TOXINS! As we stated earlier in the UT study. 95% of all cancer is caused by toxicity. So as toxins build-up in your cells, they block the flow of oxygen. Without oxygen, the cell cannot survive, so it will either die (called apoptosis), or it will mutate, and the latter is what cancer is.
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygen-rich environment.
They need the sugar to survive. This is why you might have heard people say, “Cancer loves sugar.” It’s true. Because without oxygen, they cannot generate energy (known as ATP) – so instead, they ferment sugar to get that energy. Sugar burning is a dirty burn, and will generate a lot of lactic acid which is bad.
I remember when my dad was first diagnosed. They did a PET scan to find where it was exactly. He was told to avoid sugar and carbohydrates for a few days, and then before the test, they gave him a radioactive pink dye that is attached to a sugar molecule.
That bright pink goes straight to the cancer cells because they’ve been starved of sugar and need it to survive. I’ll never forget the image of that lit-up pink PET scan.
So, it’s important that you set your cells up for being oxygen-rich and sugar-poor in the first place. We’ll get to how to do that in a minute, but first, I want to add one more thing about this extremely important doctor you’ve probably never heard of.
Dr. Warburg was ahead of his time because by the end of his career in the 1960’s, he had come to the conclusion that pollutants in the environment caused cancer.
There are so many toxins in our modern environment that people for thousands of years, even a hundred or so years ago, just didn’t have to deal with like:
- Chemicals in food, household items, personal care items, and medicine
- Air pollution
- Insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides
- Chemicals in our water supply
So what can you do about it?
Faced with so many environmental toxins, I urge you to take every step you can to guard your cells against allowing cancer to thrive.
The number one thing you can do is deny your cells sugar. Plain and simple, if they aren’t getting sugar, cancer cells can’t survive.
Secondly, you can make sure the oxygen supply to your cells is abundant. How? One word: Chlorophyll. Just like delivering energy to plants via sunlight, chlorophyll delivers oxygen to your cells via hemoglobin.
Eat more of these chlorophyll-rich foods:
- Swiss chard
- Snap peas
- Green beans
- Chinese cabbage
- Seaweed like kelp and red algae
- Mung bean and alfalfa sprouts
These are 20 recommendations to reduce your personal risk of cancer based on the research of the University of Texas scientists (and I completely agree with them!):
- Stop smoking and/or using chewing tobacco.
- Avoid second-hand smoke.
- Stop drinking – Despite what you have heard, alcohol, even red wine, increases your risk for certain types of cancers including breast, liver, esophageal, and colorectal.
- Limit meat consumption, especially red meats and processed meats.
- Stop grilling meats – Charcoal and smoke grilled meats have a strong cancerous effect.
- Switch to nitrate-free meat – If and when you do choose to eat meat products, only buy organic, nitrate free. Nitrates in bacon, sausage, etc. are powerful carcinogens.
- Switch to BPA-free food containers.
- Don’t eat food made with additives like dyes and preservatives like nitrates.
- Don’t eat trans fats found in butter substitutes, canola and vegetable oils, baked goods, processed foods, fried foods, and dry roasted nuts.
- Avoid refined sugars and flour.
- Prevent obesity and Diabetes – If you already suffer from these conditions, do what you can to reverse their effects.
- Avoid volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in paint, etc.
- Choose organic food to avoid pesticides.
- Filter drinking water to minimize exposure to chlorine and nitrates in the water supply.
- Minimize exposure to X-Rays and radon.
- Stop using tanning beds.
- Wear a mineral-based sunscreen when exposed to the sun.
- Eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Teas, spices, and whole grains also have preventative effects.
- Consume plenty of vitamins C, D, and E, either through food or supplements.
- Get regular physical exercise.
Lastly, you must get on an alkaline diet. Don’t forget to drink your Alkamind Daily Greens everyday for an extra boost of chlorophyll (as well as fiber, vitamins, and minerals) that will guard your cells against oxygen depletion. My father was drinking this 3X every day, and there is no doubt it helped give him energy, and made his cells stronger to fight the battle.
At the end of the day, it wasn’t enough to save him, but it has become my mission in life to save anyone else who is dealing with this horrific disease. And if you don’t have cancer, this doesn’t give you a free pass. You still need to alkalize your body daily to make yourself as bulletproof as possible.
Statistically, 1 in 2 males will develop cancer in a lifetime, and 1 in 3 females, so you MUST safeguard yourself now, and the best way to do so is by taking the alkaline super-food supplements (Daily Minerals and Daily Greens), drinking 3-4 liters of filtered alkaline water with hydrogen, and eating a diet high in raw, dark green leafy vegetables and healthy alkaline fats.
THE TRUTH ABOUT CANCER 2nd ANNUAL LIVE SYMPOSIUM – STREAMING FREE
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