Colorectal cancer and the Standard American DietThere is more evidence that the Standard American Diet (SAD) causes colorectal cancer. I’m reading another excellent book, How Not to Die by Michael Greger, MD. You may know that I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Greger’s for several years. I frequently post his videos and articles. In How Not to Die, Dr. Greger writes that, “I don’t advocate for a vegetarian or a vegan diet, I advocate for an evidence-based diet.” I LOVE THAT!!! I hear and read so much craziness about eliminating whole grains. The food manufactures are making huge sums of money by proliferating the gluten lies with their gluten-free products. The meat and dairy councils fund our politicians and dietary associations so that the truth is sacrificed for big business.

I’ve been writing about healthcare reform and voting with your wallet since my first blog posts in 2007. The Standard American Diet and the corporate money behind it is simultaneously bankrupting us and killing us. The pharmaceutical companies are ling their pockets with the sales of drugs to treat foodborne illnesses like colorectal cancer, heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

When you learn self-hypnosis it becomes pretty easy to choose the evidence based whole food plant-based lifestyle. Vote with your wallet and stop buying the disease laden foods that comprise the Standard American Diet. Your body wants to be healthy. Medical Hypnosis with Roger Moore can help you to make diet and lifestyle changes and help you with the disease and illness challenges that you may face.

How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease

by Dr. Michael Greger: The standard American diet may therefore be a double whammy when it comes to colorectal cancer: Meat contains the type of iron (heme) particularly associated with colorectal cancer but lacks, as do refined plant foods, the phytates to extinguish these iron-forged free radicals.

For many years, phytates were maligned as inhibitors of mineral absorption, which is why you might have heard advice to roast, sprout, or soak your nuts to get rid of the phytates. In theory, this would allow you to absorb more minerals, such as calcium. This belief stemmed from a series of laboratory experiments on puppies from 1949 that suggested that phytates had a bone-softening, anticalcifying effect, as well as from subsequent studies with similar findings on rats. But more recently, in light of actual human data, phytates’ image has undergone a complete makeover. Those who eat more high-phytate foods actually tend to have a greater bone mineral density, less bone loss, and fewer hip fractures. Phytates appear to protect bone in a manner similar to that of antiosteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, but without the risk of osteonecrosis (bone rot) of the jaw, a rare, potentially disfiguring side effect associated with that class of drugs.

Phytates may also help protect against colorectal cancer. A six-year study of about thirty thousand Californians found that higher meat consumption was associated with higher risk of colon cancer. Unexpectedly, white meat appeared to be worse. Indeed, those who ate red meat at least once each week had about double the risk of developing colon cancer; that risk appeared to triple, however, for those who ate chicken or fish once or more a week. Eating beans, an excellent source of phytates, was found to help mediate some of that risk, so your colon cancer risk may be determined by your meat-to-vegetable ratio.

There may be as much as an eightfold difference in colorectal cancer risk between the two extremes— high-vegetable, low-meat diets and low-vegetable, high-meat diets. So it may not be enough to just cut down on how much meat is in your diet; you also need to eat more plants. The National Cancer Institute’s Polyp Prevention Trial found that those who increased their bean consumption by even less than one-quarter cup a day appeared to cut their odds of precancerous colorectal polyp recurrence by up to 65 percent.

Greger, Michael, MD; Stone, Gene (2015-12-08). How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease  Flatiron Books. Kindle Edition.

Read How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Michael Greger, MD

65% of your peers are overweight and suffering with the foodborne diseases that result from the Standard America Diet. They are treating the symptoms of their diseases with expensive prescriptions rather than making the evidence-based lifestyle changes that lets your body heal itself.

Your body was made to be healthy and it wants to regain its health. The question is, will you let it? Given the right conditions, your body heals itself. When you learn medical self-hypnosis, you can easily create healthy desires for the whole plant-based foods that promote health and wellness.

Isn’t it time that you vote with your wallet for health? If you are ready for greater health and wellness in your life, give me a call or send me an email now.

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