Just last October, the World Health Organization published a paper concluding that eating processed meats were linked with a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer, a specific type of the disease that begins in the colon or rectum. A new report yesterday from American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) find links between eating processed meat and developing cancer of the lower stomach.
Per the new research:
· For every 1.8 ounces (50 grams) of processed meat eaten per day, every day — the equivalent of one hot dog — the risk of cancers of the lower stomach … increases by 18%.
Per the Author, the takeaway
· "I think that this just adds more support to the advice we’ve already given to avoid processed meat," said Higginbotham.
By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives.
In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.