Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
Health Centers
Key Services
America's Worst Enemy?
What is the leading cause of death in the United States?
Auto Accidents
Heart Disease
Perscription Meds

What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 10, Issue 4)

However, rationalising that aspirin offers unwanted side effects (such as irritation to the stomach lining), drug manufacturers are now marketing NSAIDs, such as sulindac and indomethacin, as primary cancer preventatives. But a recent review article reported that "their effects are incomplete and may cause severe toxicity" (Nippon Geka Gakkai Zasshi, 1998; 99: 385-90).

The much larger hope for prevention is in the area of diet and lifestyle (see box below). In the last 20 years, there has been a major shift in attitude by the medical profession towards the idea that environmental factors, and in particular diet, are among the major causes of all cancers. In fact, bowel cancer was the first cancer to be linked specifically to diet after observations by Dr Denis Burkitt in the 1950s suggested a high fibre diet prevented the disease. At first, Burkitt was ridiculed, but the epidemiological evidence concerning the role of diet soon became overwhelming.

Particularly striking was the observation that the Japanese and Chinese have 20 times less colon cancer than Americans, but when they immigrate to the US and start eating more animal fats and protein but less fibre, their rate of colon cancer rises to the national level within a generation. To date, there have been literally thousands of studies exploring the role of diet in colorectal cancer, leading to widespread agreement that dietary factors are the primary cause, accounting for as much as 90 per cent of its incidence (see box below) (Eur J Cancer Prev, 1998; 7: S79-80).

!ATony Edwards

Alternative treatments, continued on pg 10

  Previous   1  2  3  4    
 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
What Doctors Don't Tell You What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't......more
 From Our Friends
Popular & Related Products
Popular & Featured Events
Error Reading Event Calendar
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Movement, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Wellness Inventory       Wellness Center
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar