study of ancient bodies has determined that cancer is a man-made disease, one fueled by the excesses. Tumors turn out to be extremely rare until very recent times, when pollution and poor diet became issues. Researchers analyzed potential references to the disease in classical literature, and also searched for signs in the fossil record and in mummified bodies. But despite examining tissue from hundreds of Egyptian mummies, they confirmed only one case of cancer. According to the Daily Mail: “Dismissing the argument that the ancient Egyptians didn’t live long enough to develop cancer, the researchers pointed out that other age-related disease such as hardening of the arteries and brittle bones did occur … Fossil evidence of cancer is also sparse, with scientific literature providing a few dozen, mostly disputed, examples in animal fossil”. According to the latest statistics compiled by the American Heart Association, cancer surpasses heart disease as the top killer among Americans between the ages of 45 to 74. The odds are very high that you or someone you know has cancer or has died from it. Cancer rates for various types of cancer are on the rise, and environmental/lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the culprits, such as: Pesticide- and other chemical exposures; Pharmaceutical drugs; Processed and artificial foods (plus the chemicals in the packaging); Wireless technologies, dirty electricity, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure; Obesity, stress, and poor sleeping habits; Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens. This not an all-inclusive list, of course, but as the research into the health of our ancient ancestors shows, cancer is not a “natural” disease, and genetics are not a primary factor. What Ancient Mummies and Prehistoric Fossils Tell Us about Cancer?
Cancer is, by and large, the tragic result of humans veering too far off course – avoiding health-sustaining diets and activities, while embracing a highly unnatural lifestyle and continually dousing your insides and outsides with excess chemicals. The Daily Mail reports: “Tumors were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found… Despite slivers of tissue from hundreds of Egyptian mummies being rehydrated and placed under the microscope, only one case of cancer has been confirmed.
Dismissing the argument that the ancient Egyptians didn’t live long enough to develop cancer, the researchers pointed out that other age-related disease such as hardening of the arteries and brittle bones did occur. Fossil evidence of cancer is also sparse, with scientific literature providing a few dozen, mostly disputed, examples in animal fossil… Even the study of thousands of Neanderthal bones has provided only one example of a possible cancer.” According to Professor Rosalie David, co-author of the recently published study stated: ‘There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.”
The good news is, medical science is finally starting to catch up with common sense, and studies are emerging showing the powerful potential of food and lifestyle to both prevent and treat cancer. The medical industry as a whole is resistant to change, and you likely will not see any major revisions to conventional cancer treatments anytime soon. Widespread adoption of many of these recommendations will take many decades at best. Remember the words of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer who, 200 years ago, said all truth goes through three stages: First it is ridiculed – Then it is violently opposed – Finally it is widely accepted as self evident.
A case in point: ten of the 12 “major cancer advances” named by the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in 2008 involved drugs. Not food, not lifestyle changes, just drugs. They claim these drug-based “advances” have made cancer treatments and prevention “a lot better,” but what are they basing that opinion on? Certainly not statistics! That same year, about 12.4 million people from all over the world were diagnosed with some form of cancer and 7.6 million people died from the disease. In the last 30 years of the 20th century the global cancer burden has doubled, and it will likely double again between 2000 and 2020 and nearly triple by 2030. Projected mortality estimates for 2030 range from just over 13 million, to 17 million people dying from the disease. With statistics like these, how can anyone talk about cancer treatment “advances,” particularly when they have completely overlooked the methods that can actually turn the cancer trend around!