An article recently surfaced again which we can find traces that appeared in 2007. It claims that a study from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) was released where more than 7000 clinical studies have been done covering the link between diet and cancer.
“Processed meats are too dangerous for human consumption. Consumers should stop buying and eating all processed meat products for the rest of their lives.“
This was the verdict of the study according to various articles on the internet, Those articles also delve deeper into other findings, which we are not going to repeat here. What caught my attention was the statement, that we should stop eating processed meats forever. If you are like me and most of the human population, once we hear such powerful statements we tend to analyze the situation and if we can’t solve it (it’s mostly difficult to change your diet overnight once you are used to it) you discard the information. You might know it’s bad for you, but you aren’t able to completely cut it out over night so you just keep on consuming it.
We cannot find any reference to the study on the WCRF website as we would have wanted to peruse it ourselves, mostly we only find blogs and articles repeating the information.
Our non-expert conclusion is that there are ingredients added to processed meat that can increase the risk of cancer, we don’t deny that but we don’t necessarily agree with the statistics provided. It’s our responsibility as consumers to make informed decisions about the products we purchase. We know free range is better than bulk farming practices, vegan diets are better than protein diets, but yet we continue consuming meat multiple times a week if not everyday.
We can combat cancer and toxins in our bodies through detoxification, liver cleansing, improving the immune system, ozone therapy in ozone steam saunas, chemo (although not recommended at all) and many other alternative therapies.
We can look at our diets, scale down on processed meats if you can’t cut it out completely and take up one of the things mentioned to reduce your chances of contracting cancer. Follow a vegan lifestyle whenever possible.
We would love to hear your opinions about the study.