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Every year, my talks are brand new, because every year the science is brand new. Everything on the website is free. I just put it up as a public service, as a labor of love. In my year-in-review, I explored the role a healthy diet may play in preventing, arresting, and reversing our deadliest diseases.
InI covered our most common conditions. And, inI went through our leading causes of disability. The 1 cancer killer in the United States, of both men and women, is lung cancer. But, if you look at the rates of lung cancer around the world, they vary by a factor of ten.
Well, if our lungs can get filled with carcinogens from smoke, maybe our colons are getting filled with carcinogens from food.
Why do African Americans get more colon cancer than native Africans? Because colon cancer is extremely rare in native African populations; like more than 50 times lower rates than Americans, white or black.
We used to think it was all the fiber they were eating, however, the modern African diet is highly processed, low in fiber, and yet there has been no dramatic increase in colon cancer.
Yet colon disease still remains rare in Africa; still 50 times less colon cancer. If anything, their physical activity levels may now be even lower.
Well, there is one big difference. So, why do Americans get more colon cancer than Africans? Maybe, the rarity of colon cancer in Africans is associated with low animal product consumption. I saw this on a shirt once with some friends, and I was such the party pooper—no pun intended, explaining to everyone that meat is fully digested in the small intestine, and never makes it down into the colon.
It turns out, up to 12 grams of protein a day can escape digestion, and when it reaches the colon, it can be turned into toxic substances, like ammonia. This degradation of undigested protein in the colon is called putrefaction; so, a little meat can actually end up putrefying in our colon.
The problem is that some of the by-products of this putrefaction process can be toxic. The same thing happens with other animal proteins. If you eat egg whites, for example, some of that can putrefy, too. The difference is that animal proteins tend to have more sulfur-containing amino acids like methionine which is found most concentrated in fish and chicken, and then eggs, less in beef and dairy, and much less in plant foodswhich can be turned into hydrogen sulfide in our colon.
Hydrogen sulfide is the rotten egg gas that, over and above its objectionable odor, can produce changes in the colon that increase cancer risk. But, it may not really matter which component is worse, as a diet rich in one is usually rich in the others.
The protein does more than just putrefy, though. Animal protein consumption causes an increase in blood levels of a cancer-promoting growth hormone called IGF But, remove meat, egg whites, and dairy proteins from our diet, and our bloodstream can suppress cancer cell growth about eight times better.
An effect so powerful that Dr.
Ornish and colleagues appeared able to reverse the progression of prostate cancer without chemo, surgery, or radiation; just a plant-based diet and other healthy lifestyle changes. The link between animal protein and IGF-1 may help explain why those eating low-carb diets tend to die sooner, but not just any low-carb diet; specifically, those based on animal sources, whereas vegetable-based low-carb diets are associated with a lower risk of death.
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As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo.
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