Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The overall cancer rates are much lower in India than in the United States.

U.S. men get 23 times more prostate cancer than men in India. Americans get between 8 and 14 times the rate of melanoma, 10 to 11 times more colorectal cancer, 9 times more endometrial cancer, 7 to 17 times more lung cancer, 7 to 8 times more bladder cancer, 5 times more breast cancer, and 9 to 12 times more kidney cancer. This is not mere 5, 10, or 20 percent more, but 5, 10, or 20 times more. Hundreds of percent more breast cancer, thousands of percent more prostate cancer.

So why is this? Why in a country with less sanitation, less food regulation, less medical care, where most resident wash in the filthy Ganges and other nasty rivers, even drink their waters are far less apt to die from cancers that take the lives of so many millions of Americans?

It's their diet... much less or no meat, more grains, veggies like cauliflower, seeds and spices like turmeric. It is now known, yet ignored by most, meat is a killer, but it is not only abstaining from eating meat, but the addition of the grains, veggies, seeds and spices which manifest this difference.

One of these items has been attacked, books written against it's consumption, that being grains. I know there have been studies that might lead many to believe their results, yet I contend these results are based on GMO grains and that the negative effects come from these modified grains, not the untouched heirloom versions many of us boomers grew up and thrived on.

We also must consider the cauliflower (one of India's favorite veggies) is from the cruciferous family of plants found to be highly anti-inflammatory and as we now know inflammation is a major contributory factor in many pathologies including but not limited to cancer, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. 

Then we have turmeric, that lovely golden yellow herb that colors so much of Indian and Middle Eastern foods. Turmeric has been found useful in the treatment of arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.

It has also been found effective in treating headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia,  fever, menstrual problems, and cancer.

Lastly we might, if your mind works this way, consider the spiritual component. How killing and eating the flesh of other sentient beings might generate karma that offers disease to those consumers.
As always I wish you well, please be wise.

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