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Everyday Foods Cause Cancer

Thursday, 06 October 2011 09:19 AM

Some of the foods you eat every day — even the water you drink — promote the beginning and growth of cancer. We’ll examine beef, sugar, and water to see how they can increase your risk of developing cancer. (For detailed information on fighting cancer, read my special report "Prevent Cancer Before It's Too Late.'')

There are several problems associated with beef. First, cattle have a very high incidence of two virally generated cancers — lymphosarcoma and leukemia. It has been shown that the virus that causes them can be passed to humans and may cause similar cancers. Those who work in slaughterhouses are at higher risk for these cancers, while children who drink cow’s milk are more prone to leukemia. Eating poorly cooked beef (rare or medium rare) can put someone at risk of consuming live cancer viruses.

Second, hot dogs, bologna, and other processed meats contain cancer-causing nitrites. A number of studies have shown an association between pregnant women who eat nitrites in meats and an increased risk of their children developing brain tumors.

Third, it is also important to avoid overcooked or seared meats, as they develop powerful cancer-causing compounds called heterocyclic amines, which are strongly associated with colon and stomach cancer.

Barbecuing on an open grill is especially hazardous because of these chemicals. Some studies have shown that eating fresh vegetables with meats significantly reduces the heterocyclic amine danger, as do the four supplements curcumin, quercetin, hesperidin, and vitamin C. My special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long" will give you details on how to use supplements to lower your risk of cancer.

Sugar should also be avoided. Studies have shown that people who regularly eat sugary desserts have a 190 percent increased risk of developing cancer. Cancers love sugar, since it supplies them with most of their energy. And while fruits can have important cancer-fighting power, I don’t suggest you eat a lot of them, because most are high in sugar.

Certain carbohydrates can mimic sugar because they are rapidly absorbed from the gut and converted to sugar. We call these high-glycemic foods. Examples include breads (especially white bread), white potatoes, white rice, and pasta.

If you drink water from the tap, chances are you’re ingesting fluoride, which has been shown to increase cancer growth and bone cancer risk by 600 percent in young men. Major studies have found that cancer deaths in cities with fluoridated water were 10 percent higher than those of cities with fluoride-free water. Even Proctor & Gamble’s own scientists found a link between the ingestion of fluoride and bone cancer before they began adding fluoride to Crest toothpaste. Other types of cancer associated with fluoride include lung, laryngeal, and bladder. To learn more about what's in the water you're drinking, read my special report “Is Your Drinking Water Fit to Drink?"

For more of Dr. Blaylock’s weekly tips, go here to view the archive.

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