Kinesiology, Cancer and Vegetarians.
Sometimes we have clients visiting our Kinesiology Clinic who have a preference to a Vegetarian diet. Sometimes this works for them and sometimes it creates conflict in their life due to a variety of reasons and precursors already present in the client.
As a Kinesiologists we have no bias one way or another to diet habits. However, if our testing shows some aversion or allergy to some of the food or supplements then kinesiology can help resolve the issue.
There's encouraging news for women in the fight against lung cancer. Although the incidence of lung cancer in women increased rapidly after World War II as more women began to smoke, that trend may finally be reversing. Recent studies show that lung cancer cases in women have leveled off for the first time in ages.
So below is an article about some studies concerning Cancer and people who are Vegetarian in their eating habits.
Vegetarians and cancer
Cancer is the second largest cause of death in America. Thousands die every year from the disease, yet no really effective cure has been found for it.
Many online discussion boards that provide those suffering from cancer a platform to share their experiences and to meet others in similar situations.
You might have a general idea that eating a vegetarian diet is healthier for you. But do you really know how much less the incidence is of certain types of cancers among vegetarians?
Naturally low in saturated fat, high in fiber, and replete with cancer-protective phytochemicals—help to prevent cancer. Large studies in England and Germany have shown that vegetarians are about 40 percent less likely to develop cancer compared to meat-eaters.
In the U.S., studies of Seventh-Day Adventists, who are largely lacto-ovo vegetarians, (a person who eats vegetables, eggs, and dairy products but who does not eat meat) have shown significant reductions in cancer risk among those who avoided meat.
Similarly, breast cancer rates are dramatically lower in nations, such as China, that follow plant-based diets.
Interestingly, Japanese women who follow Western-style, meat-based diets are eight times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who follow a more traditional plant-based diet. Meat and dairy products contribute to many forms of cancer, including cancer of the colon, breast, ovaries, and prostate.
Harvard studies that included tens of thousands of women and men have shown that regular meat consumption increases colon cancer risk by roughly 300 percent. High-fat diets also encourage the body’s production of estrogens. Increased levels of this sex hormone have been linked to breast cancer.
A recent report noted that the rate of breast cancer among premenopausal women who ate the most animal (but not vegetable) fat was one-third higher than that of women who ate the least animal fat.
A separate study from Cambridge University also linked diets high in saturated fat to breast cancer. One study linked dairy products to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The process of breaking down the lactose (milk sugar) evidently damages the ovaries.
Daily meat consumption triples the risk of prostate enlargement. Regular milk consumption doubles the risk and failure to consume vegetables regularly nearly quadruples the risk.
Vegetarians avoid the animal fat linked to cancer and get abundant fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals that help to prevent cancer. In addition, blood analysis of vegetarians reveals a higher level of “natural killer cells,” specialized white blood cells that attack cancer cells.
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