Can you cure colon cancer with fiber diet?
Does a high fiber diet lower your chances of getting cancer of the colon to begin with?
The drumbeat in the media has been that fighting colon cancer means a low-fat, high-fiber diet.
But is it true?
As you know, here at Daily Medical Discoveries we find underground, suppressed, or ignored studies.
We show you how often you hear lies and myths from the media instead of the truth.
We don’t use obscure studies either.
Every study that we use is from a major university around the world.
They’ve often been published in the most prestigious medical journals in the world.
Including this study about whether or not a high-fiber diet really prevents colon cancer.
I am sure that if you show this to your doctor, he or she will just scratch his head and ignore it.
And he’ll continue telling you that you need to have a low-fat, high-fiber diet to prevent colon cancer.
But these are the foods to avoid with colon cancer.
Doctors receive nearly no training at all about nutrition in medical school.
And what training they do get strongly favors prescribing drugs and dangerous procedures.
Not because they work, but because Big Medical and Big Pharma work together.
Doctors are caught in the middle, almost as bad off as you and I are.
So we found this study that looks at the relationship between colon cancer and nutrition.
This study is a randomized controlled trial, the gold standard of research.
Researchers took over 2000 people and randomly assigned them into one of two groups.
There was a “high-fiber” group and a “control” group.
The control group didn’t have any special diet.
The “high fiber” group were told to need a lot of fiber, and a lot of fruits and vegetables.
To able to study colon cancer in the timeframe of years instead of decades, the researchers chose participants carefully.
They chose to include only people that had had colorectal cancer previously.
The cancer had been treated and was gone.
But the researchers felt that these people would be more sensitive to dietary changes.
And the recurrence of cancer would be a much quicker way to see any relationship between fiber and cancer.
It was much better than using a normal population who had never had colorectal cancer and waiting decades for results.
Because of this, we have results now that we can use to help people.
And what they found shocked many of us.
There was actually no difference at all in the number of people who got colorectal cancer in either of the groups.
This flabbergasted the researchers.
But they had to publish.
So they published in the New England Journal of Medicine — perhaps the most prestigious medical journal in the world.
As they conclude:
Adopting a diet that is low in fat and high in fiber, fruits, and vegetables does not influence the risk of recurrence of colorectal adenomas.
So why doesn’t a high-fiber diet with lots of fruits and vegetables lower the risk of colorectal cancer?
First of all, remember that these are people that had cancer already.
Cancer is caused by “cancer metabolism.”
It’s a problem in your entire body, not just a little problem in the colon or the rectum.
So even though these people had been treated and gotten rid of their cancer, nothing that modern medicine does fixes cancer metabolism.
And without fixing that cancer metabolism, you’re primed to re-develop cancer anywhere in your body.
Furthermore, it is quite probable that the diet high in fiber actually made the cancer worse.
Well, high-fiber diets often scratch the sides of the intestines.
This results in high levels of stress hormones and endotoxins from extensive fermentation in the colon.
Doctors are pretty much clueless about endotoxins and stress hormones caused by fermentation the gut.
If the people in the high-fiber group had been told to minimize vegetables and maximize fruits it may have been different.
If they had been told to eat only cooked vegetables.
And if they had been told to avoid high amounts of grains, the rults would have been different.
The groups would probably have gotten lower recurrence of colorectal cancer.
A diet that includes only cooked vegetables, lots of fruit, and very few grains, is a very good diet for avoiding colorectal cancer.
This diet is best because it minimizes endotoxins in the bowel.
And it avoids a lot of the toxic properties of raw vegetables.
It’s one of the best ways to prevent colon cancer.