Have you ever wondered why diets focus on weight loss instead of health? I’ve always wondered why there isn’t a cancer diet plan? Truthfully, I’m more worried about my overall health and what I’m putting in my body, rather than fitting into a certain size.
It can be pretty shocking to find out that dairy is a large contributor to cancer. Raymond Francis write, “Dairy and excess animal protein both switch on and drive the cancer process (1).” If we ever needed a cancer diet plan we need it now and we need to exclude dairy from it. It is upsetting to read quotes like this because you realize you have been lied to since childhood, especially with the “Got Milk” Campaigns. The link between dairy and cancer is all the more reason to lead a dairy free diet for your cancer diet plan.
Did you know that no other living organism or species drinks the milk of another? If this is not a part of nature then why do we feel the need to do the same? Animals also do not drink milk after they have been weaned off of it, but we continue to consume dairy with our cereal, pasta, pizza, etc. We are only meant to drink our mothers milk, and there is really no need for dairy products after infancy.
The truth is, a diet full of dairy is not doing your body good. A diet that includes dairy is actually leading us down a fast road to cancer and death. Everyone should be thinking about their diet, and eliminating dairy should be a part of a cancer diet plan. Francis writes, dairy is “loaded with fifty-nine biologically active hormones, dozens of allergens, up to fifty-two powerful antibiotics, pesticides, herbicides, PCB’s, dioxins (up to 200 times the safe levels), blood, pus, feces, solvents, viruses, excess bacteria, and even radioactive compounds.” This is shocking! No wonder we are seeing more cancer and disease. I think there is strong evidence to have a cancer diet plan, and consideration should be given to whether or not dairy should be consumed.
There is a very special hormone found in milk too, IGF-1. IGF-1 is what tells cells to grow, and it actually tells the cancer cells in our bodies to grow. Whenever we consume dairy this hormone is essentially telling the cancer cells in our body to activate, and it primarily promotes breast, colon and prostate cancer. In fact, women are 7 times more likely to get pre-menopausal breast cancer by exposing themselves to IGF-1. This disease was used to be something that was developed later in life, but now women are getting it much sooner, and it could be coming from milk (2). All this could be avoided through a carefully plotted cancer diet plan.
I used to read the labels on the milk bottle and think pasteurized and homogenized must be a good thing. In reality this process is changing the chemical properties in dairy and it is making it toxic! Modern milk is not what people were meant to drink. The milk that came from the cow has now been so processed that it no longer resembles what it was originally!
The protein found in milk is called casein and Dr. Colin Campbell points out that this protein is the main cancer inhibitor found in dairy. Not only is casein difficult to digest, but if you are constantly exposed to the is protein it puts the body in chronically inflamed state which promotes cancer. Francis, also points out that casein contains viruses that promote leukemia and lymphoma. Think about this, more than half of the dairy cows in the U.S. are infected with these viruses. This is done on purpose! The evidence is out and if we you are serious about not getting cancer you should have a cancer diet plan, and dairy should not be on it!
Also, dairy is very high in saturated fat which makes your body produce more cholesterol which contributes to heart disease the leading killer in America.
Furthermore, as dioxin falls to the ground it is eaten by cows as they eat grass. It is then passed onto us through milk and meat. Ninety percent of our exposure to dioxin occurs through what we eat. Dioxin damages the immune system, contributes to developmental problems, and causes cancer (3). Ben and Jerry’s even says “dioxin is known to cause cancer, genetic and reproductive defects and learning disabilities-the only save level of dioxin exposure is no exposure at all (4).” If the food companies know that what is in food causes cancer, then why is it still sold? It seems that the focus is on more money rather than overall health of American’s. If we had a “cancer diet plan” then we wouldn’t have to worry about harmful exposure to dioxin.
Research shows that “those who avoid meat and dairy have lower rates of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity, which are the leading causes of death in America (5).” Is it time we developed a cancer diet plan?
(1) Francis, Raymond. Never Fear Cancer Again. Health Communications Inc. 2011. Print (1) O’Brien Robyn. The Unhealthy Truth. Broadway Books. 2009. Print (3) Shabecoff, Phillip and Alice. Poisoned Profits. Random House. 2008. Print (4) Robbins, John and Ornish, Dean. The Food Revolution. Conari Press. 2010. Print. (5) Fuhrman, Joel. Disease-Proof Your Child. St. Martin’s Griffin. 2006. Print