Balance Is In The Small Details
What do the Master teachers have for breakfast?  How can I contribute to my phenomenal life?
What are some practices that I can do to keep healthy on all levels?
The Science of Food in Cancer Prevention

Cancer is a condition of relentless energy, its diagnosis capable of turning anyone fearful or depressed.  Is it preventable? It is curable?

In 1970, a survey of over 880 million people in China mapped cancer rates for more than 96% of the population in China.

Certain provinces were affected, and neighbors were not. Was it something in the environment? 

Ten years later, a follow up study looked at all types of chronic and life-threatening diseases.  As one might expect, in poor areas there was malnutrition and diseases associated with poor sanitation and poor nutrition, but among the diseases which clustered in affluent areas were diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.


Was a comfortable lifestyle and a diet of meat, dairy, eggs, white sugar and white flour and processed confectioned foods could put one at such risk was --
and still is -- hard to accept. 

Research followed the money, which poured in to study “carcinogens”— cancer-causing chemicals found to damage the DNA of individual cells.  
The reasoning went something like this: if we could avoid being exposed to carcinogens, our cells would be safe.  But that is a hypothesis, not reality.

In reality, we are exposed to over 100,000 environmental chemicals; testing them, let alone eliminating all of them from our landscape, is impossible. Plus there are viruses, toxins, radiation, and many other dangers, too numerous to count. So, do we spend more moeny on this hypothesis? 

This much we know: Rich and poor, we are all exposed to agents that damage DNA—our cells cannot avoid an initial insult. However, only five percent of damaged cells escape repair by our immune system and pass the mutation to their progeny. It is a long way for this line of rogue cells to get promoted to tumor status.

Abnormal cells are being pushed and pulled for years, promoted and anti-promoted for decades. Most importantly, cells in the cancer promotion stage and even at the progression stage have some degree of reversibility -- which we can influence with our choice of food.

In other words, central to this balance we call health is none other than our diet. Food is chemotherapy that we take three times a day.

To be clear, our bodies need the active biologicals present in whole plants. We need to consume integral plant food—for the prevention of cancer, as part of treatment, and certainly for maintenance. On top of that, eating a whole foods plant-based diet can also arrest and reverse other chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. It is important to understand this: science has yet to recreate the synergistic interactions that occur in foods (many yet unknown) in one pill. Myriad active substances in food (vitamins, phytochemicals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories), are like the many musicians in an orchestra, none of which can alone play the symphony. If we take for example an apple, there are thousands of known chemicals that act together with vitamin C to produce the benefits we ascribe to the whole fruit.

Adopting a whole foods plant-based diet makes it easy to reach a healthy weight, in itself protective, and gives us energy to stay active. Do not be tempted to just moderate your present diet. Find the help you need to make radical changes. 

The Electric Diet

By giving one's body back to nature you will return to your natural healthy state. The herbs and foods that cure are ones grown without the interference of the hand of man.

That is to say, if an herb grows naturally in a forest, it retains its electric curing ability, but the same herb grown in a hot house will not hold healing qualities for very long.