In the early 1900's,
two thirds of the carbohydrates in the U.S. diet came from complex sources,
such as whole grains, grain products, and vegetables. Today, half of
all carbohydrates consumed come from refined and concentrated simple
sugars. Sugar consumption has risen more then 1500% in the last 200
years! In only two generations ten million new chemicals have been invented
and randomly released into our environment, many are known carcinogens.
It is no wonder our health is suffering. Five of the most common cancers,
lung, breast, stomach, colorectal, and prostate, were practically unheard
of before the early 20th century, The escalation of cancer parallels
the industrialization and chemicaliztion of our world. The more developed
the country, the higher the cancer rates.
A cancer cell is
an out of control invader, setting its own course of gradual multiplication
in any organ, gland, or body system. It continues to divide until as
a mass, it breaks apart to invade other parts of the body (metastasis).
Cancer devastates the most important part of the cell, the DNA, which
controls the cell's function.
Foods that help
fight and prevent cancer are foods that are eaten in their whole form,
right from the Earth with no chemicals spread on them. Some of the best
being: brown rice, all whole grains, sea vegetables, miso, soybeans,
kale, collards, cabbage, broccoli, dandelion tea, bok choy, root vegetables,
aduki beans, and all beans.