Is Cancer Man Made?

Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Is it Junk Science or is there validity to this argument? I’m just asking the question. I don’t have the answer to this one at all.

I used to have this debate a long time ago with my father about the prevalence of  certain disease in our world today. My question was always, why is cancer now suddenly such a huge epidemic where it wasn’t years ago. I had read books like Guns, Germs & Steel by Dr. Jarrod Diamond of UCLA and from reading this  my thought process began to shift about why we as human beings are in the position we are in today. I began to think that most things in the world we know today have been a direct result of our own advancements, choices and changes in our lifestyles.

I still remember sitting in my undergraduate genetics class and my professor talking about “deleterious genes” and being fascinated at the entire idea of genes, how long we live and natural population impacts. Is it time, environment or both?

Some people will argue that our health is directly related to our diet, nutrition and environmental pollutions. At the same time we are living longer due to advances in technology albeit unnatural. However if we didn’t have this unnatural technology where would we be. Besides who’s to say one thing is natural or not.  If we we were created by nature does that not make our creations natural? Just asking…

Either way you slice it, we’re doing everything we can to live longer. Doctors prescribe medicine that helps us live longer, but causes side effects that potentially harm us. We’ve created machines that make life convenient yet pollute the earth and have negative impacts on our health. We’ve genetically manufactured produce and meats to make them bigger, last longer, feed more people, etc, which is a good thing. At the same time those modifications may be having a negative impact on our overall health.

But not to put a damper on life as we know it. Get out there and live it up! Remember we have choices to make with to our health both with regards to foods we eat and activities we participate in. As for me, I haven’t taken an antibiotic in years, don’t use hand sanitizers like it’s going out of style, have been sick once in the last 2 years and I try to eat as healthy as possible maintaining a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. The only thing I can attribute my health to is the amount of physical activity and the amount of quality vitamins and nutrients I get per day.

Have a look at this interesting article about Cancer. Is it junk science or should we at least hear the arguments out?

Cancer ‘is purely man-made’ say scientists after finding almost no trace of disease in Egyptian mummies


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Cancer is a man-made disease fuelled by the excesses of modern life, a study of ancient remains has found.

Tumours were rare until recent times when pollution and poor diet became issues, the review of mummies, fossils and classical literature found.

A greater understanding of its origins could lead to treatments for the disease, which claims more than 150,000 lives a year in the UK.

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About Rich Thurman III B.Sc, MA, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
Rich has a Bachelors of Science in Physiological Science from UCLA and a Masters of Sports Management from USF. He is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, (NSCA) as a Personal Trainer (CPT) and Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is primary author of The Fitness Library and writes for various other publications, including the San Francisco Police Officer's Association. Rich is the founder of Xodus Fitness, which offers Fitness Consulting & Personal Training, Urban Body Transformation Bootcamps, Corporate Wellness. Rich also conducts Workshops and an annual lecture at the San Francisco State University Kinesiology Department. Please feel free to contact through any of the links below to inquire about professional services or opportunities.

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