NutritionFacts.org: “By age 70, microscopic cancers are detected in the thyroid glands of virtually everyone …”

“Probably about a third of common cancers can be prevented …”

Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., posted another revolutionary video on his NutritionFacts.org website.  Whether you know it or not, “Each one of us has cancer cells in us right now,” according to his video today:

The good news:  we all control our own fate! This 4-min. video is further confirmation of William Li’s fantastic 2010 TED Talk, “Can We Eat To Starve Cancer?,” (posted on the “Videos” section of this site).  Today’s video has numerous 2012 sources.  The first logical question is, why isn’t this headline news everywhere? 😦  The silence of the press is deafening.  Clearly, the mass media does NOT want this info to reach the general population.  Why is that?  The usual two answers:  money and power.

For those who like to read – transcript from the video:

Probably about a third of common cancers can be prevented by eating a healthy, plant-based diet, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy weight.  One of the ways plants may help is by cutting off the supply lines to cancerous tumors.

“A tumor cannot grow without a blood supply.  Currently, it is believed that a tumor mass cannot exist in a volume greater than about size of the ball at the tip of a ballpoint pen without a proper blood supply, which indicates that angiogenesis—angio means vessel, so the genesis—the creation of new blood vessels is critical to tumor growth. Each one of us has cancer cells in us right now.  By age 70, microscopic cancers are detected in the thyroid glands of virtually everyone, for example.  Most of these tumors never cause problems, never become clinically significant, leading to the concept of “cancer without disease” as a normal state during aging.  Cancer cells are commonly present in the body, but they can’t grow into tumors any bigger than that tiny dot size, no more than 10 million cancer cells before needing to get hooked up to a blood supply.  So tumors diabolically release angiogenic factors, chemicals that cause new blood vessels to sprout into the tumor.  The most important one is called VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor. But we can suppress VEGF with Ve-ggies.

Many of the phytonutrients we know and love in tea and spices and fruit and berries and broccoli and beans can block cancer’s stimulation of new blood vessels.  They’re ideal for prophylactic long-term use against breast cancer because of their reliability, availability, safety, and affordable price.  Dietary agents used to suppress angiogenesis may be an important step in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer, and in fact all types of tumors.  The review concludes that we now have convincing evidence that dietary plant constituents possess the unique ability to affect tumor angiogenesis, which may be deemed advantageous in the prevention and treatment of human breast cancer.”

Sources (all dated 2012 except one, and all from PubMed.gov except the last one):

Now that you know, it’s time to change your diet!

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