How arthritis and autoimmune diseases start.
Dr. Colin Campbell, top USDA nutrition scientist (now retired) in
his collection of decades of nutritional research called "The China Study,"
undigested or partially-digested animal-based proteins (especially dairy) can leak out from an individual's
slightly permeable intestinal wall (which many people do have) and into the blood stream, fueling
the formation and growth of malignancies; and causing arthritis and autoimmune flareups.
Another term or phrase for this "leakage" of protein is "foreign protein in the bloodstream."
Plant-based proteins do not have this adverse effect (malignancies, arthritis, and autoimmune responses)
and are never seen as foreign protein in the bloodstream. In addition to malignancies and arthritis, foreign protein in the blood is
also responsible for many cases of autoimmune diseases such as lupus,
diabetes, arteritis, pernicious anemia, MS, myasthenia gravis, Graves', Hashimoto disease,
Croans Disease, kidney-related autoimmune disorders, and others.
This "foreign protein" condition can also be caused from the consumption of gluten,
a grain protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. Some people are violently allergic to gluten.
Many people have a gluten sensitivity, but are not aware of it, because the gluten sensitivity is
manifested by one or more of the above listed autoimmune diseases, with no obvious connection to gluten as
A highly efficient immune system is capable of destroying most free-radical cells before
malignancies and autoimmune conditions begin. Additionally, a highly efficient digestive system prevents
proteins (especially dairy) and gluten from leaking into the bloodstream. However, most people, especially the aging,
do not have such an efficient immune system
or digestive system, and thus suffer the consequences of foreign protein in the blood resulting from
the consumption of gluten and animal-based proteins, especially dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese, etc.).
The typical Western diet which is lacking in sufficient amounts of antioxidants and live enzymes
often causes very poor immune-system efficiency and dysfunctional digestion of nutrients,
ranking the U.S. as the worldwide number one in cancer rates and autoimmune diseases.
On the contrary, an enzyme-rich, plant-based diet consisting of 5 or more daily servings of raw fruits
and vegetables (not cooked, canned, frozen, or dried) can strengthen the immune system and digestive
functionality in a way that
can have a profoundly positive and dramatic effect upon an individual's general health.
Eating an enzyme-rich diet of of raw vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds has cured cancer,
autoimmune diseases, infections, fungus, and other conditions that have been labelled as
incurable by modern medicine, according to the Hippocrates Institute of Health.
For added nutrients, one should incorporate legumes (beans) into their daily diet.
Click on this link
for an article that describes how legumes can save people's lives.
Further, Dr. Campbell's research reveals that milk protein (casein, found in
milk, yogurt, cheese, sour cream, ice cream, and other dairy products)
is twice as likely to enhance the metasticizing of malignancies and accelerate the progression of
arthritis and other autoimmune conditions as meat proteins.
In 1982, Dr. Ruth Heidrich was diagnosed with breast cancer that had
metasticized to the lungs and bone. After immediately switching to a 100%
plant-based diet and refusing all other types of treatment, her cancer suddenly stopped progressing, and she is
alive and very well today, 35 years later. Her story can be found at
How can these malignancies and autoimmune conditions caused from damaged cells (free radicals)
and "foreign proteins"
be prevented, stopped, or removed?
By consuming adequate quantities of antioxidants & enzymes, and preventing foreign protein (explained above)
from entering the bloodstream by avoiding animal-based foods. According to the Wikipedia.com definition,
commonly found in vegetables and fruits, terminate chain reactions of cell damage
by removing radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves.
As a result, antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols or polyphenols.
chemically attract the
free-radical cells, bonding to and stabilizing them,
rendering them harmless.
A combination of resveratrol
quercetin is one of the
most potent antioxidants available.
Both resveratrol and quercetin are ingredients
in red wine responsible for promoting good health and longevity. Other sources of antioxidants are
vitamins E and C; however, care should be taken to not overdose on these vitamins--follow the
Three new studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association are proving the
benefit of a plant-based diet in dramatically reducing, or eliminating, the risk of cancer. The studies show that
high consumption of fresh, raw fruits and vegetables wards off a variety of cancers.
Migrating to a plant-based diet means that you will probably not be among the one in four
Westerners who die from cancer. Nor is it likely that you will be among the millions
who are diagnosed every single year with cancer, contributing to a
*$100 billion annual cancer industry (that's $100 billion every single year).
The human body depends upon enzymes in order to absorb and metabolize an antioxidant.
Enzymes are abundant in raw, fresh vegetables and fruits (not cooked, canned, frozen, or dried).
Heat kills enzymes, which begin to die at 106 degrees fahrenheit. Most food-drying processes
involve heat beyond that threshold.
People who consume adequate quantities of natural enzymes daily via fresh, raw fruits and vegetables have far better
immune systems than those who do not. In addition, they greatly reduce their risk of
cancer (the #2 killer of Westerners), heart disease (the #1 killer of Westerners), vascular and kidney diseases, diabetes,
and a myriad of other afflictions.
If these same individuals take an additional measure and eliminate animal-based foods from their
diet, they practically eliminate their risk of cancer and heart disease, according to
Dr. John McDougall, M.D.,
Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn,
and many other highly respected doctors, hospitals, labs, clinics, journals, etc.
*According to Roon Frost in the March 2008 issue of Taste for Life magazine,
the cancer industry now commands a whopping $100 billion+ each year.