No one ever wants to hear the words, you have cancer. Perhaps one of the scariest things about the big “C” is that its incidence is, with some obvious exceptions, largely idiopathic––we are told that it is “in your genes” or “it just happens”. Cancer’s incidence, according to many, is largely out of your control. But while cancer still is a poorly understood disease (despite the billions of dollars invested with the aim of eradicating it), there are some things we are told we can do in order to prevent it’s incidence.
We know that diet plays a role, and that including things like fresh vegetables and fruits can help prevent cancer. We know that a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise can help prevent its incidence. We know that getting nutrients, such as anti-oxidants, vitamin D and other vitamins may play a role in preventing cancer. Exclusion of certain things, such as alcohol, tobacco, and avoiding other types of chemicals can aid in preventing cancer. But does this tell the whole story?
What if there was a missing piece to the puzzle that is cancer prevention?
In The Germ That Causes Cancer, Doug Kaufmann explores what may be that missing piece. Pathogenic fungi and and the poisons they make, known as mycotoxins may play a key role in the incidence of many cancers. Indeed, he posits, many cancers may, in fact, be misunderstood fungi! Certain fungi, known as ascomycetes or “sac” fungi, have been known to mimic types of cancer in the body. Published throughout the medical literature are many instances of fungi that are misunderstood as cancer.
Furthermore, some of the poisons emitted by fungi are among the most carcinogenic substances on earth. The scary thing is that these poisons may be closer to us than we think; according to published research, mycotoxins contaminate parts of our food supply, including grains, corn and peanuts. All of these foods are staples in the American diet, meaning most people could be regularly exposing themselves to mycotoxins.
This means that, as part of your cancer prevention regimen, it may be best to go on an anti-fungal program, such as the Phase One Diet. The Phase One Diet eliminates foods commonly contaminated with mycotoxins, as well as foods that would ostensibly feed an internal, pathogenic fungal infection. While the aim of the Phase One Diet is to eliminate yeasts and other fungi in the body while preventing exposure to their poisons, its function may, in fact, double as a cancer prevention mechanism, particularly if fungi are a poorly understood root cause of cancer. While this notion is rejected by many mainstream medical practitioners, it is not without evidence, even in published medical literature.
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