A level-headed look at claims of vegan diets for cancer as well as an in-depth look at the research with 28 studies on the topic.
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Vegan Cancer Rates Study 1:
Vegan Cancer Rates Study 2:
Dr. Colin Campbell's Rat Study:
Ornish Blood and Cancer Study 1:
Blood and Cancer Study 2 (Not Ornish):
William Li Study:
William Li TED Talk:
Breast Cancer and Soy Japan:
"(IGF-1) contributes to the promotion of angiogenesis..."
IGF-1 and Animal Protein and Vegan Levels:
Milk raised blood IGF-1 levels by 10%:
Estrogen fuels breast cancer, female reproductive cancers:
"The daily intake of total investigated estrogens through milk...is dramatically more than currently recognized."
"Previous studies have shown that about 60-80% of estrogens come from milk and dairy products in western diets." https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4524299/
Cow's milk on tumors increased growth:
Cow's milk increases estrogen and lowers testosterone:
Heme iron and cancer:
Plant foods average 64x times antioxidants than animal:
Neu5gc and cancer:
"elevated glucose...predictor of poor survival in cancer patients"
Juice Products Association Study:
Oxygen Chamber Study:
Low Oxygen and Epigenetics and Cancer:
Clearing Arteries on a Whole Food Vegan Diet Trial:
Fat in blood and low oxygen:
Exercise and oxygen:
High vs Low Exercise 20% lower cancer:
Chris Beat Cancer:
Other Guy that beat cancer:
"Can a Vegan Diet Cure Cancer?" - after 3 years vegan and lots of articles read I came to the conclusion that a vegan diet does NOT cure anything but a carnist diet CAN cause everything. When you eat vegan you just give your body an opportunity to heal, when you eat carnist or processed foods you give your body poison, hence it gets ill, but there's no external cure, all healing comes from inside, if you put your body in the conditions of healing itself (diet, stress management, life style, etc), then it will.
I understand you're trying to tread carefully with your words but you need to be more careful. Chris Beat Cancer is not something you should endorse. He promotes pseudoscience while discouraging conventional cancer treatments which most people should never forego.
The data also shows that a mediterranean or paleo diet can reduce cancer mortality.
Don't give false hope to people. Cancer doesnot discriminate whether the patient is vegan or not. The key to being cancer free is eating organic whether vegan or non vegan diet. Being vegan doesnot cure cancer. Recently vegan youtuber mari lopez died who claimed her aggressive cancer is cured. The key to being cancer free is eating clean organic diet no gmos and deadly pesticides. There is a place in Pakistan called Hunza which is cancer free. Foreign drs travel there to research what is the reason of their long life age 115-120 years and being cancer free. They eat everything organic meat, veggies, good carbs no gmos. Stay away from gmo meat,crops and deadly pesticides.
Chris beat cancer is a quack. He got surgery, which is the number one treatment for his type of tumor he had a good chance of survival, especially with changing his diet after the surgical removal of his solid tumor. He was cured by the surgery, and his dietary change simply created the conditions to prevent it from returning.
Please don’t present anecdotes as fact, especially not without researching them
I am trying to heal my dog of Hemangiosarcoma using a Vegan diet right now. He wasn't on a vegan diet until the diagnosis, but he was given a 100% death sentence by the vet who said that he had a tumor the size of a basketball. I read the Purdue study that if I had been feeding him raw vegetables 3 times per week, I would have decreased his risk of Cancer by 90%. 3 days a week of raw veggies causing that much of a decrease in risk makes me wonder how much is enzymes and how much is anti-oxidants or Cancer-killing blood.
Pouring something into a petri dish is not the same as eating it. That has been demonstrated definitively. If you pour gasoline on a petri dish containing cancer cells and it will kill them. But it will kill you too if you consume it. But vegans will take any scam evidence they can get.
No Stacy, my argument was that pouring things ("food", etc) on top of cancer cells growing in a petri dish does not constitute evidence for anything. Only an idiot with a malnourished brain would think that.
I have been vegan for about a year now. I had a lot of issues before and was on more than 9 medications. Now i am on zero.
I am not a junk food, raw or whole foods vegan. I try to eat healthy for the most part, but i still have replacements like vegan cheese, vegan ice cream and vegan hot dogs. A lot of the time i end up eating the vegan version of what everyone else is eating at the time, but usually with at least twice the fruits and veggies as them.
Anyways, ive started to show the symptoms of skin cancer. My mother pointed out a spot on my nose that she was concerned about. I told her about some other things that have been going on. Since her father and a few of her uncles had/have skin cancer, she suggested i see a doctor. (Right now life is crazy, but i will make an appointment as soon as i can.) When i was a child, one of my sisters and i both had to get precancerous moles removed. You can imagine how shook up i am.
Ive decided to switch to a more whole plant foods vegan diet. And ill start running every day again. Do you know if any specific vegan diet has helped cure or prevent skin cancer? And what foods should i stay away from or eat more of?
Prevent yeah, reverse? That s a big word. Dr Greger has never said reverse cancer. Also don t use the term vegan-diet for studies and science. First of all it s bad English, a slang, vegan is just short for vegetarian. And no a vegetarian does not eat milk. A lacto-vegetarian does. Second vegan diet can be misleading since aspartame a known carcinogen is vegetarian. So use my favorite A PLANT DIET (and not plant based same as we say a meat diet and not a meat based diet) You can add to that wholefood plant diet since I m guessing you r not going to fight cancer with spaghetti. And lastly it s more appealing to more because anyone can follow a "plant diet" even those that don t classify themselves as vegans.
Now THAT is an argument that carries some water, and I too often use plant-based diet because of the acceptability factor. However, a plant-based diet could be 20% animals, so then you still have to say wholly plant-based diet or something like that if you want to be precise about what kind of diet your are talkign about.
They are related because most non vegan hate the word vegan but not the word vegetarian. In their pov vegan=fanatic. so naming the vegan diet vegetarian diet or even better a plant diet as it should be named actually helps the "vegan" cause. But I agree that "vegan fanatics" will not use any other word which also proves the vegan fanaticism issue
No, they're not the same. Whether we call it vegan diet or vegetarian diet is inconsequential in the overall scheme of things whereas reducing meat eating and factory are about whether we save the planet and our health. Notice there's a different scale involved and one involves terribly important motives for change whereas the other involves people wanting people to use English in a more rule-based way. Language changes and morphs and unless there's some terribly compelling reason to change how we are using language, people won't.
Diet cannot cure cancer once you are diagnosed with cancer, by diagnosed I mean by that time it means the cancer has been growing in your body for years and is now showing symptoms. Even with prevention of cancer through a vegan diet, well that's inconclusive as well, though it's more conclusive for certain types of cancers such as hormone-related cancers or colon cancer for instance. Remember, cancer isn't just one monolithic disease, rather it's a generic label given to a set of multiple diseases that share in one attribute-- that of uncontrolled cell growth without senescence.
Where veganism does a big disservice is in hyperbolic or overreaching claims that if one eats a strict vegan diet, then one is guaranteed of not getting cancer. Epigenetics research has taught us that cancer-causing genes may require conditions that switch them on, so perhaps IF these very conditions change then there's a chance they might be switched off. What this entails is that perhaps our diet/ dietary changes may impact for the better or worse on a genetic level. Length of telomeres also contribute to risk of cancer, we know that conclusively now so it goes back to genetics as well. In other words, cancer and cancer risk is multifold in nature and not dependent solely on specific type of diet. Though to be sure, vegan or plant-based diet can contribute to better health which overall reduces risk of developing certain cancers or even slow down rate of cancer cells growing.
I am embarrassed that I used to argue with vegans. My life is 10x better since going raw food. Stopped taking medication I had stupidly been taking for years. Body better than ever. Tons of energy, my sense of taste and smell are like when I was a child. And I haven’t felt the need to drink alcohol or use drugs for about a year. God bless raw vegan diet
Once a person gets cancer, it's very unlikely a diet will change much. If a vegan diet was all it took, cancer would be cured but it's not. To date radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and sometimes surgery are the best options depending on the stage of cancer and where the tumor(s) are located. Once cancer is systemic , game over. I've lived 94 years and many of my friends died of this horrible disease and some have survived using the therapies above. Not once was a vegan diet ever discussed because it's non-sense. Cancer is about cell mutation, a diet doesn't suddenly stop it. As far as prevention, a vegan diet is unproven holistic approach. More witch doctor than anything else. These kind of videos spread non-sense.
Mic, I'm looking forward to going back Vegan-ish after doing it for 11 months. (My partner and I would goto our favorite sushi place once a month). Finding new foods, not relying on processed goods, and shopping at smaller joints like farmers markets really hit a positive note for me. But somewhere towards the end my energy plummeted and every time I ate I felt bad which nothing new since I have had stomach ulcers for two decades & not just the vegan bloating that seems so popular (which a nice probiotic, and not eating so much fiber at once helped relieve). So my MD (functional med for 20 years) started me on Whole30. Which was nice to rid my entire diet of all added sugars, but boy did I feel terrible, mostly from the caffeine, sugar and carb withdrawals I suppose? After that we started the elimination diet (no nightshades, fermented foods, legumes, paleo stuff) for my still upset stomach and still less than preferred energy. I learned a great deal from these past three "diets" and have still continued to read on the helpful effects of a vegan or at least a far more clean diet.
I cannot wait until I take what I've learned and go "vegan-ish" again. I own your cookbook & have you thought about making another?
Could you do a video on diet and ADD/ ADHD? I am gluten free at the moment to see if that will help with my adult ADD (its bad man) and after 3-ish weeks of it with just 2 or 3 cheats I am feeling a sense of clarity. Not perfect but I will take any small win.
My doctor for 25 years cured me of metastatic advanced cancer with a plant based diet - about 80% organic fruits and vegetables, mostly but not entirely raw, and 20% grass-fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught fish and raw cheese and
butter. He cured 100's of patients with diets based on their genetic and cancer type ranging from vegetarian to meat twice a day. For anyone to suggest that any one diet is best for all given the genetic diversity of humans is really unwarranted.
People like you should be prosecuted for endangering people's lives. By now you must know that there have been vegans who discontinued their meds because they bought into that vegan shit. Dr. Campbell is a crock.
Tell me what's it with vegans needing to use wigs when making fun of others? There must be some deep psychological issues.
There are lots of vegans who discontinued their meds after switching to a vegan diet because switching to a whole food plant-based diet helped them resolve the diseases they had before. LOTS of people are able to get off high-blood pressure medicine, statins, diabetes meds, meds for reflux, etc. Had reflux for ten years and took Nexxium daily (and really needed it) as an omnivore, but my reflux was totally cured when I went totally plant-based. If you eat the healthiest diet and stop injuring your body with food, your body can start healing itself.
Vegans have the same rates of death of cancer as omnivores, so vegan diet doesn't prevent cancer or help it cure (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4191896/table/T4/?report=objectonly ). Cancer is disease of aging and human age because evolution optimize human for reproduction not longevity.
Would you be willing to talk about how to transition into a vegan diet / plant based with a super picky eater? I honestly feel I'm going to become diabetic. I'm 23 but 5'4' 220 pounds. Never have energy and I've noticed my body hurts and eye sight is getting worse and anyone who knows me knows I have the best eye sight. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family and cancer..
I found convenient foods that I liked and that helped me switch away from lots of meat and dairy. For me, that was plant-based burgers for a few months and later, vegan burritos. Having things ready to go helps avoid falling back on eating what you did before. But ramping down the animal foods may be a good start but eventually you have to go cold turkey so your body and taste buds adjust to plant-based and your gut microbiome isn't calling out "Hey, send some steak/yogurt down here." Getting fat intake under 15% of calories is super-helpful for weight loss and improving insulin resistance and reducing cravings for fatty foods. At very high carb to fat ratios, insulin sensitivity improves dramatically.
A 'keto' plant based diet can starve cancer cells until they're dead, same deal with an animal based keto diet. But a plant based diet on its own that's rich in glucose? Nope...that Will just fuel cancer cells until you're dead
And it's been scientifically proven that vegans were found to have lower rates of cancer, so perhaps you're confusing junk food vegans with whole food vegans. All the best cancer-fighting foods are plant foods, and going vegans lowers IGF-1 levels, which helps a lot in preventing/fighting cancer.
liutasx nope. More nonsense. It's been sceinifically proven that both an animal based or plant based ketogenic diet starves and kills cancers cells until they're Dead. chemotherapy and radiation pull in billions of dollars so you better believe they're be BS studies to counteract the truth or even vegans spewing more BS that fits their agenda
Ketones doesn't starve cancer cells, but instead cancer cells use ketones to growth (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3507492/ ). Cancer cells are survivors in nutrient deprive environment so they use everything in order growth, that prevent cancer cells from growth is immune system. Cancer is more complex disease that people present.
Hi , I was wondering if I could get your views on this interesting subject that my friend brought to my light on veganism.
This is what he had to say:
Heya. This is not for argument sake. This is research. The han system takes twice longer to digest vegetables because of its rich fibre content. Second most of what you eat is genetically modified called GMO crops. In short bacteria and viruses called vectors are used to modifiy genes in the crop and the human microbiome is not evolved to handle this crop. And veganism is not the way to healthy life.
We deal with this issie on a daily basis and see patients who have lost out n sick because of their vegetarian diet. It suits some and does not suit some. You want data ill show. You have no idea how many newborns die in our hands a year just because of this stupid agenda. It effects women the most. Women come in with mental disorder. So if you really do some research n stop believing people on the internet who claim they have done their research ask them to come sit in hospitals and cure people. Do not blindly follow this crap and people of the west are jobless n need some attention with all this nonsense.
The goverments are run by rich corporates n nothing in the world will stop them. Besides we would be around if ohr ansestors did hunt kill n eat animals and proof for thag is the human microbiome. Look it up.
I was last week at a village outside bangalore on a study on flurosis (fluoride in water and its effects on the system' also absorbed by plamts we consume) so our fellow researches concluded it passes through breast milk n we concluded it passes through the placental barrier from our study but the gov wont buy it. They sah we know just publish saying it causes no harm.
Of ur lilltle science savy go read on how they create GMO and wat is required to create a GMO.
Do you know how many native starins of paddy n rice we have lost in india alone because of this veganism propoganda ?
Do u know where half of the global money comes from ?
Genetically modified corn
Would really appreciate it if you cleared up some of this things for me.
I've been watching you for a long while now and as a fellow BS, MPH in Epidemiology I greatly appreciate how frequently you incorporate accurate scientific language/emphasize the importance of it in your videos, and only see you getting better with each one. Keep up the great work, Mic! 🌱Ⓥ
Mic, long time fan. Honest inquiry here, at 2:29-2:39 you say: "And when I first went Vegan I had that mentality that 5% or less of animal products is OK, but it very quickly became clear that that was not practical or achievable; and that when you open the damn, it's just over."
What specifically did you mean? Can you elaborate to settle a bet.
You see, I think you were a bit unclear in your normally excellent elocution, which in this case if expanded would go something like (?!?): 'when I was first changing my diet toward becoming a vegan I found it was impractical to keep to 5% and that it also just led me back to my old diet that included way more than 5%...', something like that???
My roommate, whom I am trying to go 100% vegan, has found all these stories about people who eat fish once a month and still call themselves vegan, nearly-vegans calling themselves vegans, and thinks you are in with that lot.
I mean, I am vegan, and so maybe I am biased, but I have always thought you to be a straight up fellow, you say you are vegan, then you are vegan. 9% meat is not vegan though, to be sure. I mean, suggestion, just edit that part with a longer sentiment or whatever because this nearly-vegan vegan conspiracy meme of my roommate is driving me crazy.
Please, just set the record straight real quick if you can. Thanks! -- Long time fan :)
My mom passed away last month of breast cancer. She was the reason why I became vegan, I did a lot of research and find out a whole food plant based diet was a great alternative. She changed her diet to a vegan one and did the Gerson therapy with high doses of vitamin C though an IV a few months before she died. Unfortunately the chemotherapy and radiation killed her immune system so she wasn't able to keep fighting. Truth is that the treatment killed her, not the cancer. Her quality of life was way better when she was doing alternative treatments than when she was taking chemo and radiation. PLEASE, if you have cancer or know someone who do, TAKE YOUR TIME AND LOOK AT YOUR OPTION, RESEARCH, DON'T LET THE DOCTORS SCARE YOU WHEN THEY SAY YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOISE THAN TRADITIONAL TREATMENTS, YOU DO!!!!!
Mic, your channel was a huge support for me when I was doing my research to help my mom, you were a great inspiration for me to also go vegan. Today I plan to dedicate my life to promote veganism, its not fair that millions of people have to go trough what my mom went every year when its preventable... also you no longer contribute to animal suffering, reduce your carbon footprint and don't support social injustice. GO VEGAN and once again, thank you Mic!! 🌱
I just went vegan after 5 years of being a pecatarian (basically vegetarian hence I dont do dairy cuz I am lactose intolerant and ate fish 2-1 times a month), your videos are so good ! I am a engineering student and the way you present your info is great (I like how you present your sources) and I been binge watching you! Great work! Have a good day !
I am vegan
.My sister used to be too ,but now she is vegetarian .She is the strangest person ever.She just say that she has no morals ,she is picky eater and doesn't care about her health .How can you debate with person that admit everything you say ,but don't care
I am vegan.My sister used to be too ,but now she is vegetarian .She is the strangest person ever.She just say that she has no morals ,she is picky eater and doesn't care about her health .How can you debate with person that admit everything you say ,but don't care.
Hello Mic. the Vegan, i ve been a vegan for two years now, i eat mostly fruit and starches, but recently i feel some allergic reactions to banana that can include itching of the mouth (rough) and throat. is there any advice that i can follow ? because i love bananas and i don't want to get rid of them . Thank you
You have to respond to Millennial Millie video! She posted a ridiculous argument AGAINST veganism, on June 10th. I would love to see you debunk it! She interviewed earthling ed. Looks like a lot of BS to me. I’m sick of hearing how veganism is a cult.
idiot... plain and simple. quite possibly the biggest idiot I've come across on the internet thus far. So unbelievably contradictory and cherry picking of small portions of study data that fits his arguments. Wake up people!!!
Hey man!! I have an important question. I'm a vegan activist. Some days ago I was at the cube of truth and a person said to me: "I know meat has an amazing environmental and health impact. But why don't we just reduce its consumption? I don't find the answer anywhere on the internet!!
There was an update on Dr T. Colin Campbell's website recommending that we take a low dose of B12 or maybe even a multivitamin after hearing of a recent study associating high levels of B12 with increased lung cancer risk. Any thoughts on this, or planning to do a video around it?
My friend has Multiple Myeloma, Blood cancer. His doctor recommended him to stay away from all carbs, especially simple carbs, including fruit, and recommended a ketogenic diet, to avoid feeding sugar to the cancer. What do you think Mic?
Hi! New to your channel. Found you from Those Annoying Vegans! I am vegan for the same reason you mentioned. TO REDUCE HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH CONSUMING ANIMAL PRODUCTS. Not “for the health benefits,” as most would say. I am a RN, so I have the biology background. I get it. Forks Over Knives changed my life. I posted a video after I watched it. I haven’t made a video since I’ve been vegan or in years for that matter. But I’m active on IG and and have a blog. I am just starting out, but considering Holistic Nutrition to supplement my nursing.
Mic, my mom has adeno sarcoma (very rare and as soon as we found out they were calling it stage 4, that's how quickly it metastasized.) Her tumors are in her colon, liver and adrenal glands. Her doctors tell her she cannot eat ANY raw foods because of potential bacteria when her white cell count is so low (especially while on chemo)(which so far is not working)
They say she can eat cooked veggies though...I bought her some moringa and curcumin softgels to take but I don't think she's taking them. I don't know what I'm asking, I guess I'm just trying to see if you have an idea for how I can help her. Also, have you heard of anything like her doctor's recommendation about veggies?!
It's nuts to me.
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