was cancer created by modern society?
Was cancer created by modern society through eating a processed diet and environmental pollution?
Research by Professor Rosalie David at Manchester University suggests that it was not until the 17th century that there is evidence of operations for breast and other cancers. The first reports in scientific literature have only occurred during the last two hundred years.
Professor David claims ‘There is nothing in the natural environment that can cause cancer. So it has to be a man-made disease, down to pollution and changes to our diet and lifestyle.’ She goes on to say, ‘In industrialised societies, cancer is second only to cardiovascular disease as a cause of death. In ancient times, it was extremely rare.’
Research discovered that only a handful of possible cancer case emerged after scientists analysed almost one thousand remains from ancient Egypt and Greece. There is very little reference to typical cancer symptoms in ancient literature.
It has been claimed that people did not live long enough to develop cancer, however people in this study did live long enough to develop diseases of old age such as atherosclerosis and osteoporosis.
If humans created cancer, can we reverse the process? Could moving back to a more natural diet be part of a strategy to reduce cancer and even increase people’s ability to recover from cancer? Does this research question the common assertion that some cancers are hereditary? Is it all down to genes or is it as simple as living a more natural life?
I suspect that a macrobiotic style of eating with plenty of whole natural foods, fresh air, being out in nature regularly, sensible exercise and relaxation, along with practices to reduce stress go a long way to reducing the risk of cancer. These are all things that are relatively easy to do and do not need to cost more to implement. In the end it is a question of priorities.
Personally the subjects that have brought me closre to nature are macrobiotics, wabi sabi and meditation along with a desire to live more of my life has it happens through my senses. This is something I have called connection therapy.