A diet high in red meat, eggs and dairy products can increase the risk of different cancers
According to World Health Organization, global cancer rates could increase by 50% to 15 million new cases by the year 2020. The cancer rates are increasing in an alarming rate globally, making cancer one of the leading causes of death for both men and women.
“Cancer has emerged as a major public health problem in developing countries for the first time, matching its effect in industrialized nations. This is a global problem, and it’s growing. But, we can take steps to slow this growth,” says Paul Kleihues, MD, Director of IARC and co-editor of the World Cancer Report.
Many studies have shown compelling evidence that increase in consumption of dairy and animal products can significantly increase the risk of different cancers.
Other factors such as tobacco consumption, lack of physical activity and exercise, constant stress and anxiety and lack of dietary fiber from fruits and vegetables have been linked to increase in risk of cancer.
In an article called ‘Cure Breast Cancer by Avoiding All Milk Products’, the geochemist, Professor Plant writes about her own personal experience and how she overcame breast cancer by avoiding dairy products. Prior to her work and studies, Dr Plant discovered that only one in 10,000 women in China gets breast cancer, but in Western societies like US that ratio is more like one in 10. After some research, Professor Plant realized that Asians do not eat dairy products such as cheese, milk, yogurt or ice cream.
“As families became more affluent in Japan, they began adopting daily meat and dairy into their diet. What was the result? Well, nothing short of shocking, actually. The affluent Japanese women developed breast cancer at a rate EIGHT times higher than their non-affluent Japanese neighbors who ate a diet free from heavy meat and dairy.” says the doctor and physician, Dr. Janet Bruno.
A diet high in red meat and dairy can increase the risk of breast cancer:
“The Western lifestyle is characterized by a highly caloric diet, rich in fat, refined carbohydrates and animal protein, combined with low physical activity, resulting in an overall energy imbalance. It is associated with a multitude of disease conditions, including obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arterial hypertension and cancer. Malignancies typical for affluent societies are cancers of the breast, colon/rectum, uterus (endometrial carcinoma), gallbladder, kidney and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus.” says The World Health Organization.
In an article published by FreeFromHarm.com, the author describes how “breast cancer is sometimes called the ‘rich woman’s disease’ because only women who can afford to eat a western diet high in red meat and dairy get breast cancer.”
Dr. Robert Cohen, the author of Milk, the Deadly Poison writes that “The 9 million cows in America, for the most part, are not healthy. Half the herds in America have cows affected with bovine leukemia virus, half the herds have cows infected with a disease called Crohn’s disease, which is caused by a bacterium called mycobacterium paratuberculosis, which 40 million Americans have been affected with irritable bowel syndrome from this. Every person with Crohn’s disease tests positive for mycobacterium paratuberculosis. Every one! One hundred percent! And this was published in 1965 for the Proceedings for the National Academy of Science. So we’re talking about real science, here, not opinion. You’ve got thousands of studies published in scientific journals, thousands of converging lines of evidence that tell us that milk does not do the body any good. We drink body fluids from diseased animals.”
Many studies have shown that consuming dairy products and meat treated with rBGH growth hormones can promote the risk of cancer tumors. According to According to Dr. Epstein, excessive levels of IGF-1 have been linked to major cause of breast, colon and prostate cancers.
Other studies including the one published in the journal Lancet Oncology reveals that "Over the last few years there has been increasing interest in the possible link between growth factors and breast cancer, but the results have been inconsistent. Putting together all the information available worldwide gives us conclusive evidence that the higher a woman's blood levels of IGF-I, the higher her risk of breast cancer."
Another study published by the Australian researchers discovered that bovine growth hormones can promote different types of cancers. The leading author of the study, Professor Mike Waters says that "our findings indicate that nuclear growth hormone receptor could be targeted to treat proliferative disorders such as cancer, and strategies aimed at stopping growth hormone receptor from moving to the nucleus could result in useful cancer therapeutics. More generally, blocking growth hormone action in the adult should reduce the spread of cancer within the body without major side effects."
Keep in mind that despite all the studies that show a correlation between bovine growth hormones and breast and prostate cancer, FDA still calls rBGH hormones ‘safe’. In fact, Margaret Miller was one of the scientists at Monsanto working on bovine growth hormones. Later on Miller was appointed as Deputy Director of FDA by George Bush Sr. and approved the same growth hormones that she was previously studying at Monsanto. Find out how Monsanto is deeply embedded with all our government branches including FDA since 1990s.
The active ingredient in ‘Agent Orange’ known as Dioxin is a class of industrial pollutant that can accumulate in the fatty tissues of animals and humans. Most significant exposure to dioxin compounds such as PCBs are known to be from farmed fish and animal products.
A 2010 study published by the Environmental Protection Agency showed that beside farmed fish, eggs are contaminated with alarming levels of PCBs. According to vegsource.com, “the study findings showed that of all the cancers, egg consumption was most tightly correlated with breast cancer risk. Those eating more than a half an egg a day were found to have nearly 3 times the odds of breast cancer compared to those that stayed away from eggs entirely”.
Milk can increase the risk of allergies, arthritis, heart disease and cancer:
According to realmilk.com, “Pasteurization destroys enzymes, diminishes vitamin content, denatures fragile milk proteins, destroys vitamin B12, kills beneficial bacteria, promotes pathogens and is associated with allergies, increased tooth decay, colic in infants, growth problems in children, osteoporosis, arthritis, heart disease and cancer”.
“It appears that when individuals do not have the correct enzymes to metabolize many of the hormones naturally found in any type of cow’s milk. A glass of milk can flood the body with excess estrogen. This raises the risk of developing or accelerating the growth of existing breast cancer.” says the author, Susan Wadia-Ells.
Red meat and processed meat can increase the risk of cancer:
A report by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) shows that limiting red meat and completely avoiding processed meats can significantly lower the risk of bowel cancer.
According to Food Navigator USA: “A new report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) recommends limiting red meat consumption and completely avoiding processed meats, and 'confirms' that red and processed meats increase risk of bowel cancer”.
In fact, preservatives like Sodium Nitrate and Nitrite that exists in hot dogs, processed meat and bacon, doughnuts, chips, crackers, cookies and French fries can significantly increase the risk of cancer. Click here to find more about the top 17 toxic foods, preservatives and additives that are causing cancer.