However, when things become "out of balance" disease sets in. Our body "loses" the ability to create that "set point" when it comes to blood vessel growth. For instance, if someone has a wound that won't heal, their body is not making enough blood vessels to heal that wound (this happens all the time in people with diabetes). Strokes and heart attacks also occur when we don't have enough functioning blood vessels. So research scientists decided to do a study on angiogenesis and cancer.
It turns out that cancer starts out as nests of cells, (by the way, we all have these cancer cells in our body) as big as the tip of a ballpoint pen. Women have about 50% of these cancer cells present in their breasts, and men have 50% of these cells present in their prostate. However, if there is no blood supply going to these cancer cells, the cancer will not "grow" into a tumor. Our body will prevent these cancer cells from growing by not allowing angiogenesis to take place. Block angiogenesis, block cancer formation.
You see, cancer cells must have a blood supply to keep them growing....no blood supply, no growth. Now, of course, pharmaceutical companies have about 12 different drugs on the market today that are called "anti-angiogenesis" drugs...drugs that fight angiogenesis.....but this is AFTER THE FACT... we have already created this cancer within us.
Scientists wanted to find out if we could boost our immune system and keep those cancer cells we already have "starved". Remember, if the cells are starved, they cannot harm our body. And, of course, there is a way to PREVENT CANCER from taking root----YOUR DIET.
Mother Nature has given us NATURAL INHIBITORS that prevents angiogensis from even starting. It's ALL ABOUT THE FOOD she has given us. What's more important is the "synergy" of food....that simply means eating whole food as all the substances within that vegetable or fruit work together in harmony. When certain substances are taken out of the food and used in isolation, our body DOES NOT REACT in the same way. Our body is designed to use ALL the different substances found in the plant kingdom to keep us healthy. It has been proven over and over again that a supplement or a pill simply CANNOT GIVE US what the whole vegetable or fruit can.
Scientists right now are testing all kinds of different foods for their potency on starving angiogensis. Right now they have proven red grapes to inhibit angiogensis by 60%...other foods that are very potent turn out to be all kinds of berries, citrus fruits and green tea. But so much more work needs to be done.
The bottom line is, however, research has proven to us that by eating a Whole Food Plant Based diet, we can absolutely PREVENT this from starting in the first place. Remember, meat and dairy "FEED" these cancer cells....foods from the PLANT KINGDOM starve cancer cells. However, once these cancer cells have turned into tumors big enough to be picked up on scans, we can still CUT OFF the source of nourishment...no nourishment and the cancer cells cannot continue to grow and spread.
The problem is, pharmaceutical companies become wealthier and wealthier when they develop pills to try and combat diseases. And wealthy they are....costs of some cancer medications run in the thousands per month....do you know how many people have cancer in America today??....One in every three people....do the math.
Why is that we just don't have this nutritional information? Why aren't doctors well versed when it comes to nutrition?Why is it that doctors only get 4-6 HOURS of nutritional education the entire time they are in med school??
There is no money to be made if people PREVENT disease from beginning in the first place, or if they start healing themselves with the food they are eating......