Most of our so called chronic and degenerative diseases are not a deficiency of drugs but are caused by our lifestyle choices. There will be no cures for cancer, arthritis, or type 2 diabetes until we change our lifestyle choices to prevent the occurrence of these diseases. Drugs can alleviate the symptoms and reduce some of the damage brought about by the diseases, but drugs do not cure any of the diseases. 90% of all cancer is caused by our lifestyle choices. Take for example the epidemic of obesity in America, an obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it more than likely will have a negative effect on their health. Our diet and lifestyle have changed more in the last 100 years than it has in the previous 3 million years. Just by consuming more calories than what is required can cause a number of diseases. We are encouraged to donate to fund a cure for cancer. Cancer research keeps hundreds of thousands of people employed but we are no better off today than we were 40 years ago in finding a cure for cancer. Our diet and the quantity of calories that we consume today with little or no exercise has led to many degenerate diseases that causes much suffering. People are eating much more than they used to. In 1980, 14% of the population of the United States was obese. By 2014, the figure reached 40% and an additional 35% is overweight. In the United States, the consumption of calories increased from 1,542 per day for women in 1971 to 2,200 calories in 2014. The figures for men were 2,450 in 1971 and 3,200 in 2014. This increase of calories with a decreasing level of activity has led to an epidemic of obesity. With the arrival of TVs, computers, video games, remote controls, washing machines, dishwashers and other modern convenient devices, the majority of people are leading a much more sedentary lifestyle compared to their parents and grandparents. Just the increased consumption of calories and the resulting obesity has increased the risk of many forms of cancer by 20 to 30%. Being overweight is just not being out of shape from too many calories and a lack of exercise, it is one of the major causes of disease. With the increased risk of cancer from obesity by 20 to 30%, the use of tobacco, which increases the risk of cancer by 30% and environmental pollution, pesticides, chemicals and toxins, which combined equals approximately 55,000 chemicals in our environment, it’s no wonder we have cancer. I wonder if it would not be better to spend billions of dollars on education as to what causes cancer and the prevention of cancer. I was recently in India where the diet is high in fruits, vegetables and spices, which all have powerful cancer preventing micronutrients that lowers the incidence of breast and prostate cancer in India. All the studies that I have reviewed indicates that powerful spices, plants, vegetables and herbs that contain high quantities of anticancer micronutrients have proven to prevent cancer, but are not consumed in America. A recent study at the University of Colorado indicated that grape seed extract could kill off the most aggressive colon cancer cells when drugs no longer were effective. The more aggressive the cancer, the grape seed extract proved to be more effective. It’s more possible to prevent cancer than to cure cancer. Another interesting fact I learned in India is about the government’s mandate to stamp out smoking. Smoking is not allowed in any public place, inside or outside. In doing so, the individual is fined $20,000.00 (U.S. dollars). This alone lowers the risk of 30% of the cancers that we spend billions of dollars to treat. The cost of medical care in the United States and the billions we spend to treat cancers and other diseases is bankrupting America.
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