At least 12.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer around the world every year, and more than 7.5 million die of the disease – a toll that is steadily rising in every country as the population expands and people live longer, according to research by the World Health Organisation.
Not only that, the WHO also says that the number of global cancer deaths will almost double over the next twenty years….
Deaths from cancer worldwide are projected to continue rising, with an estimated 12 million deaths in 2030.
Nearly all U.S. families will be touched by cancer in some way, and yet our best scientists seem powerless to stop it. According to researchers at the University of Washington, the number of new cases of breast cancer around the world has risen from approximately 640,000 back in 1980 to over 1.6 million in 2010.
That doesn’t sound like progress.
But certainly cancer rates must be lower in the “more developed” areas of the world, right?
According to an article in the Guardian, cancer rates in North America and western Europe are much, much higher than they are in Africa….
The incidence rate is rising fast in the developing world but is still markedly lower in Africa, where 88 per 100,000 people got cancer, than in North America and western Europe, where 334 and 335 people respectively per 100,000 were diagnosed.
So just what in the world is going on here?
Why does the developed world have such high rates of cancer?
Are we doing something wrong?
When I was growing up, I had complete and total faith in the health system. I honestly believed that the government would not allow anything harmful to be sold in our supermarkets, so I felt free to eat and drink anything that I wanted to.
I also believed that if anything did go wrong, I could just go to the hospital and the doctors would fix me.
By the time I got out of college I was a wreck physically. My idea of a good dinner was a huge bowl of Lucky Charms slathered in milk and chased down by a tall glass of Coca-Cola. Afterwards I would have several chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
After eating like that for a while, a funny thing started happening. I started having all kinds of physical problems.
I went to the doctors, and I was stunned when they couldn’t fix me.
Eventually I learned that I had been lied to all of my life. You see, the truth is that nearly everything we eat and nearly everything we drink is loaded with dangerous chemicals, addictive substances and destructive toxins.
The vast majority of the products on the shelves of the average supermarket are actually bad for your health. The food companies know that their products will destroy our health and yet they keep adding even more chemicals and even more toxins to them.
You really should get educated about what is in the food that you eat. For example, The Street recently compiled a list of 15 major food companies that actually add wood pulp to our food.
Even many “healthy foods” are being tampered with. A lot of our fruits and our vegetables have been genetically modified and the government even puts dangerous substances such as fluoride into our drinking water.
Everywhere we turn we are being poisoned. Like millions of other Americans, I once ate and drank whatever I wanted to without ever thinking about whether it was good for me or not.
As someone once said, many of us have been literally “digging our graves with our teeth”.
Sadly, the vast majority of our doctors have not been trained in nutrition and preventive health. Instead, they have been trained that the solution to any health problem is to either cut someone open or prescribe a drug.
When I was growing up, I had complete faith in the “science” behind prescription drugs. The government would never allow millions of Americans to take dangerous pills, right?
Well, later I learned that about 200,000 Americans a year are killed by prescription drugs.
Today, drugs kill more Americans than traffic accidents do.
Most of these deaths are caused by prescription drugs. Just check out what a recent Los Angeles Times investigation turned up….
A review of hundreds of autopsy reports in Southern California reveals one tragic demise after another: A 19-year-old Army recruit, who had just passed his military physical, took a handful of Xanax and painkillers while partying with friends. A groom, anxious over his upcoming wedding, overdosed on a cocktail of prescription drugs. A teenage honors student overdosed on painkillers her father left in his medicine cabinet from a surgery years earlier. A toddler was orphaned after both parents overdosed on prescription drugs months apart. A grandmother suffering from chronic back pain apparently forgot she’d already taken her daily regimen of pills and ended up double dosing.
Once upon a time, I just assumed that if something was wrong with me I could just “pop a pill” and that would take care of the problem. Now we are learning that “popping a pill” can get you put in the ground. Just check out the following statistics that the Los Angeles Times discovered….
Drug fatalities more than doubled among teens and young adults between 2000 and 2008, years for which more detailed data are available. Deaths more than tripled among people aged 50 to 69, the Times analysis found.
Remember, the majority of those deaths were caused by prescription drugs.
According to the CDC, approximately three quarters of a million people each year are rushed to emergency rooms in the United States because of adverse reactions to prescription drugs.
And that is just what they are admitting to. Most of the time when something goes wrong with a drug or a vaccine they are very eager to cover it up.
But the carnage has become so widespread that it is hard to hide at this point.
It is absolutely amazing how many prescription drugs are recalled these days. The Food and Drug Administration reported 1,742 prescription drug recallsin 2009, which was a gigantic increase from 426 drug recalls in 2008.
So why were these drugs ever allowed on the market in the first place?
Sadly, the truth is that it is all about the money.
Prescription drugs are really big business in America today.
Nearly half of all Americans now use prescription drugs on a regular basis according to a CDC report that was released a while back. According to the report, approximately one-third of all Americans use two or more prescription drugs, and more than ten percent of all Americans use five or more prescription drugs on a regular basis.
The goal of the pharmaceutical companies is to get as many of us on drugs as possible.
The more of us that take their drugs, the more profits they will make.
Amazingly, there were more than two dozen pharmaceutical companiesthat made over a billion dollars in profits during 2008.
You better not mess with their profits either. Anyone that comes forward with a natural cure for a major disease is brutally repressed.
You see, there is a whole lot of money at stake. Vitamins and herbs cannot be patented. If natural cures are allowed to become well known, the pharmaceutical companies could lose billions of dollars in profits.
If the U.S. health care system was a country, it would be the 6th largest economy in the entire world. We are talking about gigantic mountains of money.
Those that are getting incredibly wealthy off of the current system are not just going to quietly step aside just because you found a natural cure for some disease.
The cold, hard reality is that we should not expect the medical establishment to announce a “cure for cancer” any time soon. There is way too much money to be made on treating cancer. In fact, their profits will go even higher if even more of us get cancer.
As I have written about previously, the entire U.S. health care industry has become a giant money making scam.
That is not going to change any time soon, so you better learn how to take care of yourself.
American Dream, September 21st, 2011