According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, cancer is on top of the list of chronic diseases in this country, only second to heart failure, and before diabetes ranking third. ) But - yes - it is preventable. Learn how....
Sean from Flintshire, Wales, UK, asks:
Doctor, 2 members of my family are diagnosed with cancer. My aunt with uterine cancer, my grandpa with colorectal cancer. Is this an unpreventable Act of God?
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, cancer is on top of the list of chronic diseases in this country, only second to heart failure, and before diabetes ranking third. (The situation is similar in your country, the UK.)
Reason enough to prevent this life-threatening illness, if possible. Or is it just a matter of fate – an "Act of God" as you name it? Not at all. Leaving certain (rare) individual genetics aside, in most cases you can prevent cancer. With the right lifestyle.
Just as Dr. Are Waerland, late Swedish physician and physiologist, put it:
“We are not dealing with disease but with wrong lifestyle. Let’s adjust our lifestyle the natural way, and the diseases will vanish in no time.”
Take the 2 types of cancer you mentioned, as an example:
* Diagnoses of uterine (womb) cancer skyrocketed by more than 50% in last two
decades. With high death toll involved.
According to, inter alia, Cancer Research UK and UCL Cancer Trial Center in the UK, lack of physical exercise and being on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) play a considerable role in developing this (and other kinds of) cancer. Both manageable, to be sure.
Even more – probably the most dangerous culprit is obesity according to the researchers involved. And, yes, this is definitely manageable with regular physical exercise and healthy diet.
While also in this case, regular exercise and a healthy diet are most important for prevention, a daily consumption of more than 2.5 servings of – yes – coffee can reduce the risk of getting colorectal cancer by no less than 50%. According to research at the University of Southern California (USC).
Interestingly, with no difference between regular and decaf coffee. This explains that caffeine is not the crucial point in this case (good or bad), but rather specific substances (antioxidants) beyond, to be found in coffee generally.
Still, do not take coffee and especially caffeine as a carte blanche for longevity as, in some individual cases, these substances can be counterproductive health wise in a different way.
To find out if it is right or wrong for your individual metabolism, get a personalized consultation from us.
As a leading documentation and information center New Medical Frontiers, Inc. receives a lot of questions daily. Learn about the answers in this blog "Ask The Natural Online Doctor".
Dr. Mark Fritz, NMD, PhD