When people hear of a remedy for a disease that is recommended by family and friends they naturally are sceptical. It seems as if everyone has one thing that works to cure this or that disease.
Yet, everyone knows that it can’t be just one thing. Doctors and surgeons reinforce this notion with their patients by admitting they do not know the cause of certain diseases or they state outright that the disease has so many moving parts that there can not possibly be any one cause to it.
These people, doctors and surgeons are all correct. Almost no chronic disease has a singular mechanism that triggers or intensifies it. The human body is supremely complex.
Within the human body, or any animal for that matter, any one function has thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of proteins, enzymes, cells, minerals, vitamins, and more, all working in unison yet each serving a different purpose. Change any one, even the slightest and the entire biological equation automatically adjusts each of the tens of thousands of components, mechanisms, to compensate in ways to try to regain an optimal state of balance. So focusing on any one mechanism is almost a battle in futility, and is always prohibitively expensive at all stages, from diagnosis and research to surgeries and ongoing therapies.
So, when family or friends suggest you need to eliminate this or that from one’s daily regimen, or that you need to add more of this or that, or that you need to restrict yourself entirely to this or that, you ought to be sceptical. And, though it may work for one or a handful of people, still, you are smart to be sceptical that it will work for you.
On the other hand, when something works for extremely large populations of people, hundreds of thousands and even millions of people, and is successfully replicated by competent doctors who stop chronic disease or even reverse it in tens of thousands of patients, AND have their work peer- reviewed then published in reputable, medical journals, AND the studies are consistent each time they are replicated, AND if the studies cover ALL OF THE MECHANISMS and not just one or a few mechanisms, then you can rest assured that the advice is solid.
A focus on one or a few mechanisms in statistics is called Reductionist–ignoring many other mechanisms that influence, in favour of focusing on just a few mechanisms. This has given birth to life-saving medications for certain acute diseases. Often though, it requires a lifetime dependency on those very same, expensive medications because it is not curing the disease, rather just managing the symptoms of the disease.
When it comes to the cause of many chronic diseases, including many cancers, the underlying causes and mechanisms are often so complex, so intertwined, that Reductionist research is not nearly as useful as EPIDEMIOLOGICAL Research–where all of the mechanisms are studied as one group and done so by examining results across extremely large sample groups that become populations unto themselves.
Epidemiological studies and the successful treatment of tens of thousands of patients by applying the results of those epidemiological studies makes a powerful argument for modifying one’s nutrition to solve many chronic diseases, to stop and reverse such diseases.
So when someone offers you a “cure” or a suggestion, even if it is your surgeon or your doctor, do your own investigation to determine if it is nutritionally related, nutritionally-caused, and nutritionally-reversible chronic disease. Often, you doctor will not know the answer. So you may have to do your own research. And, don’t be too quick to accept a doctor’s answer that dismisses nutrition as some nonesense…the data is stacked against anyone who fails to acknowledge the role played by nutrition in many chronic diseases.
To start your own investigation, watch the videos on YOUTUBE, or read the books, of these reputable and successful people: Dr. T. Colin Campbell, PhD; Dr. John A. Mcdougall, M.D.; Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D.; and Dr. Neal Barnard, M.D.
Many chronic diseases are often caused by nutrition choices over decades. Many chronic diseases can be arrested, even reversed, if you have enough time left, by modifying the type of food you eat.
One EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY, (all of the mechanisms taken together), proves that a 100% plant-based diet can be a significant contributor to stopping the growth of some cancer tumours as well as stopping and even reversing many of the long list of chronic diseases common to people of “western” countries like America.
- In this video, an Epidemiological expert on cancer, T. Colin Campbell, PhD., and the foremost expert about the role nutrition plays in triggering many cancers, refutes the work of one researcher who has spent most of his life studying mutations as a cause of the disease of cancer and who published a Reductionist report blaming randomness and mutations. Watch this video to learn more. Bottom line: “…30 years ago we did a study with this in mind…in that study we were able to reverse cancer through nutritional means…that alone, right there, should tell you this is not a mutation-type of disease if you can reverse it.”
- “Transcending Reductionism in Nutrition Research”, by Ingrid Hoffman. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr September 2003 vol. 78 no. 3 514S-516S .
- To learn more about useful information and nutrition related to controlling a number of cancers, CLICK HERE TO READ IMPORTANT, yet easy-to-understand, ARTICLES ABOUT TRIGGERING and CONTROLLING MANY CANCERS. The T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (CNS), a nonprofit organization based in Ithaca, NY, in collaboration with eCornell, began offering the nationally-recognized nutrition education program, Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. In addition to the general public, CNS educates a growing number of health professionals through its continuing education credit programs.
- The health care crisis explained in clear, understandable slides by a health care researcher. Click here to view an informative video by that same name: “Solving Health Care Crisis”.