Media Ignores Medical Developements

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The mainstream news media is ignoring the most important medical developments ever. Over the last 3 years major medical studies have shown that cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be avoided and sometimes cured with diet. These studies are specifically directed at reduction of red meat consumption, avoidance of grilled meat, avoidance of processed meat, reduction in sugar and salt dominated processed food and increased exercise. Good public health has huge implications for our National debt crisis since the cost of heath care coupled with government health care entitlement policy have come together to overwhelm the Nations economy. A recent update on May 23 by the World Cancer Research Fund/ American Cancer Research Institute went unreported. The components of meat production, over fertilization of corn, and manure generated by CAFO’s are the two major causes of nutrient pollution Nationwide, Fertilizer and manure are destroying our rivers and estuaries. Loss of topsoil and sediment pollution is a result of short cuts in soil management practiced by grain farmers to promote cheap meat and dairy. These issues were cited in a recent National Academies of Science paper, reported by the Baltimore Sun. Why is the story of meat and its strong connection to pollution, health, and the economy being ignored? Please give me your thoughts.

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One Response to “Media Ignores Medical Developements”

  1. Catherine Dennen Says:

    Another medical development that has been ignored by the media is a simple cure for cancer that was discovered by Dr. Evangelos Michelakis, a professor at the U of A Department of Medicine, and his colleagues. Dr. Evangelos Michelakis research has shown that dichloroacetate (DCA) causes regression in several cancers, including lung, breast, and brain tumors. DCA is able to cause this regression because the human body already has a natural fighting cancer cell called the mitochondria. The Mitochondria breaks down food molecules (sugars, fatty acids, amino acids) in the presence of oxygen and converts them into energy (also known as cellular respiration). When cells are starved for oxygen they can survive by switching to a process called glycolysis (an ATP generating metabolic process). One side effect of this process is the cells in the mitochondria that contain the “self-destruct mechanism” turn off making the cells cancerous. Glycolysis also produces lactic acid, which allows the cancer cells to eat through the tissue and escape causing secondary cancers elsewhere in the body. DCA stops the glycolysis process and energy is once again made in the mitochondria through cellular respiration. DCA also triggers the “self-destruct mechanism” to turn back on, which causes the cancerous cells to whither and die.
    DCA in general is a widely available drug that is currently used to treat metabolic disorders with no short or long term side effects. The drug DCA also does not require a patent, which means that employ it widely and cheaply This is one of the reasons that many people are speculating that pharmaceutical companies are not investing in this research because their is no profit to be made. So like the article above why has the media been ignoring this study, when recent clinical studies have shown great advancement? Perhaps because our society is more concerned about the lives of Kim Kardashian and Lady Gaga then their own and the media only cares about news articles that increases ratings and sells papers.

    More information and updates about Dr. Evangelos Michelakis research can be found at http://www.dca.med.ualberta.ca/Home/index.cfm

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