The Irish Cancer Society doesn’t inform us about the importance of avoiding cancer-promoting foods during illness.
The World Health Organisation places red meat in group 2A, as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. Eating red meat is also linked to pancreatic and prostate cancer, it says.
The Irish Cancer Society, on the other hand, doesn’t rule out eating cancer causing foods such as red meat.
Numerous scientific studies have confirmed that the Western Diet high in sugar, meat, dairy and processed/ fast foods is one of the leading causes of cancer. For example, this study says diet is linked to cancer deaths in as many as 70% of colorectal cancer cases.
Dr. Dean Ornish MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco conducted a study with 93 patients. It proved that it’s possible to halt the progression of early stage prostate cancer with a plant-based diet, along with daily exercise and stress reduction.
Cancer Stem Cells are the only cells that can give rise to new tumors. There is no known way of eliminating them. This is why cancers usually recur (come back). However, Dr Young S. Kim, a scientist at the National Cancer Institute in the US showed that poor diet causes cancer stem cells to regrow while a good diet containing certain bioactive compounds could stop that regrowth.