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This was on Extra the tv show yesterday with the authors of "The China Study". Good one to forward to people interested in their health.
|A former member||
I believe it can! The Gerson Institute has reversed many "terminal" cancers with juicing and strict diet. And I have seen a video of a program in Arizona (I think) that CURESdiabetes with a plant-only diet.
Nice find Lisa!!
|A former member||
Of course it can! The program in Arizona is the Tree of Life headed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens, a raw food vegan and Essene minister. The DVD is "Simply Raw": Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days and I have a copy if anyone wants to borrow it.
Saw this article yesterday:
Cancer Proofing Your Body (article link below)
Thanks to doctors like Dr. Esselstyn and Dr. Ornish, it's being proven that heart disease is completely preventable and reversible through a healthy plant based diet! This article shows how cancer can be fought with food. I found it pretty powerful.
After putting a group of people on different diets for a year, blood was drawn and dripped on cancer cells. Their goal? To find out whose blood fights cancer.
The Standard American Diet does fight cancer and decreased growth by 9% but those on a Vegan Diet (I'm assuming a healthy plant based diet full of veggies, fruit, whole grains, nuts, seeds, little sugar, little oil, little salt) slowed growth by 70% (8x the stopping power). The results of this study used prostate cancer cells. In men, the most common cancer is prostate, followed by lung, then colon. In women, the most common cancer is breast, followed by lung, then colon.
In another study, to see how women fought off breast cancer with two different diets, they sampled their blood before a vegan diet and then after eating plant based for just two weeks. After 14 days eating plant based (again, I have to assume this was a healthy plant based lifestyle void of all the vegan junk/processed food), cell growth had slowed down and stopped cancer cell growth altogether. WOW!
They also experimented with exercise.
Group 1 - No physical activity
Group 2 - Vegan Diet for 14 years and moderate exercise like walking
Group 3 - Standard American Diet and very intense exercise program for 14 years
Group 1 blood - Did very little to fight cancer
Group 2 blood - Cleared cancer cells left and right
Group 3 blood - Found exercise helped fight cancer cells but even with nearly 5,000 hours in the gym, exercise was no match compared to the plant based diet group.
Here's the Article:
Here's the Video:
Kris Carr is also showing how she's fighting cancer through a plant based diet.
Crazy, Sexy Diet
Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days that Carol mentioned is an excellent documentary and also makes a powerful point.
Edited by Shannon on Feb 1, 2013 6:16 PM