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Quoted from The Hundred-Year Lie:

This news summary of research exploring the impact of food on curing disease appeared on the New Scientist magazine Web site (November 27, 2005): “Eating a specific food supplement could permanently change your behavior for the better, or reverse [disorders and] diseases such as schizophrenia, Huntington’s or cancer.” While this claim “may sound like science fiction,” continued the article, “such treatments are looking increasingly plausible” based on recent medical studies showing how diet can alter human DNA.

During my three-week stay in detox-land, this story appeared in Britain’s BBC News headlined, “High-veg Diet Wards Off Cancer.” It summarized a report from the medical journal Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention that revealed how “raw vegetables are more protective than cooked ones” in cutting the risk of pancreatic cancer by more than half. The most highly protective raw veggies were identified as onions, garlic, carrots, and dark leafy plants such as spinach and broccoli, all staples of the Hippocrates program diet. “We found strong confirmation that simple life choices can provide significant protection from cancer,” wrote the study’s authors.

Randall Fitzgerald, The Hundred-Year Lie, pg.  234.

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