Originally published October 23 2007
Vitamin D Recommendation Missing From Breast Cancer Task Force Report on Black Women
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
Once in a great while, a report emerges from the medical establishment that's so myopic and devoid of wisdom that it boggles the mind. Today, a new candidate for the "most ignorant medical advice" emerges from none other than the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force -- a group of over 100 doctors and nurses who collectively have failed to publicly recognize any significant link between diet and breast cancer. By combining their ignorance into a "Task Force," they have managed to create a pompous-sounding document that purports to explain why black women die from breast cancer at much higher rates than white women; yet all they've really created is a self-serving presentation of medical myths grounded upon the false belief that breast cancer is essentially caused by a deficiency in mammograms.
In 113 pages of text containing 37 recommendations for how to solve the breast cancer problem with black women, there is not a single mention of vitamin D. You heard that correctly: This miracle nutrient which has been scientifically shown to prevent 77 percent of all breast cancers -- a nutrient that is deficient in virtually all black women living in North America -- apparently didn't even cross the minds of these 100 doctors, nurses and cancer "experts" who contributed to this highly publicized report. If it did cross their minds, it was certainly not considered significant enough to warrant a single mention in this 113-page report: Not even a footnote!
You can read the full report yourself by clicking here.
A remarkable gap in nutritional knowledgeFor 100 doctors and health experts to somehow miss the significance of vitamin D in preventing breast cancer in black women seems nothing short of astonishing. As recent research has shown, the vast majority of black women at chronically deficient in vitamin D. How deficient? Consider this: 92.4 percent of their children are being born with vitamin D deficiencies so severe that many are diagnosed with rickets. This is even true among black women who were taking prenatal vitamins. (Click here to read the story.)
So why are black women so much more deficient in vitamin D than white women? The answer is right under our noses: Skin color! Darker skin pigmentation, you see, blocks ultraviolet light absorption which generates vitamin D in the skin. Since vitamin D is a substance that halts the growth of cancer tumors when circulating in the blood, it's not at all complex to understand why vitamin D deficiency in black women would result in higher breast cancer mortality.
This stuff is so simple to understand that I recently explained it to an eight grader who wrote it up for a school report. Yet somehow, these 100 doctors and health experts in the Chicago task force could not even rise to the level of an eight grade student when it comes to reporting on these concepts: There's no mention of vitamin D, sunlight, skin color or even information about how geographical locations alter breast cancer risk due to variations in sunlight intensity!
(Click here to see the map of the United States shaded by breast cancer rates. Once you see this map, you'll instantly understand the link between sunlight, geographic latitude, skin color, vitamin D and breast cancer.)
Is there no sunlight in Chicago?Is there an IQ vortex in Chicago that sucks the intelligence out of doctors' heads? How did 100 doctors, nurses and cancer experts get together for a task force on breast cancer and completely miss the single most obvious cause of the disease in black women? Maybe they failed to read my own report, Breast Cancer Deception, where I clearly point out the link between sun exposure, skin color and vitamin D creation in the skin. (Or maybe they weren't interested in reading a report that didn't recommend more mammograms...)
Perhaps they have zero nutritional knowledge to begin with and aren't interested in learning anything new from someone else. Or maybe they're all just so steeped in mammography and chemotherapy (the vast majority of panel participants work in conventional oncology) that they are intellectually unable to acknowledge the value of any healing modality outside their own areas of expertise.
One thing is certain: They sure didn't invite any nutritionists to the task force. All it would have taken was one person standing up and saying, "Um, excuse me. Has anybody thought this might be related to vitamin D?" No such person, it seems, was invited to the task force. In fact, it was less of a "task force" and more of a self-serving oncology orgy fest that was clearly designed to sell one thing to black woman: Mammography.
Myth vs. Fact About Breast CancerLet's get to some facts about breast cancer. Forget all the hype and propaganda put out by the breast cancer industry and this astonishingly ignorant Chicago task force. Here's the truth about breast cancer you won't read in the mainstream media:
• 90% of breast cancer is preventable through changes in diet and lifestyle
• The average breast cancer patient is worth over $800,000 in revenues to the cancer industry
• Vitamin D, all by itself, can prevent nearly 4 out of 5 cases of breast cancer. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/021892.html
• You can get all the vitamin D you need absolutely free of charge by exposing your skin to sunlight. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/rr-sunlight.html
• Every woman who prevents breast cancer represents a LOSS of $800,000 in revenue for the breast cancer industry
• Chemotherapy causes permanent brain damage. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/020665.html
Also see: http://www.NaturalNews.com/021200.html
• There is no such thing as a pharmaceutical "cure" for breast cancer. The "search for the cure" is a marketing gimmick.
• Mammography harms 10 women for every 1 woman that it helps. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/020829.html
• All woman have cancer cells. Microtumors exist in healthy bodies. Simply spotting a microtumor on a mammogram does not mean the tumor is necessarily a health risk.
• Processed meat products containing sodium nitrite cause breast cancer. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/007024.html
• Many cosmetic products and personal care products contain cancer-causing chemicals.
• There is no motivation for anyone in the cancer industry to teach cancer prevention. Preventing cancer means losing repeat customers.
• Chemotherapy is only effective on 1% - 2% of patients. (Source: Ralph Moss)
• Black men and women are being exploited by the cancer industry as lucrative profit centers for chemotherapy. See http://www.NaturalNews.com/Report_Breast_Canc...
• See the CounterThink chemotherapy cartoon: http://www.NaturalNews.com/021462.html
Task force theories on breast cancerThe task force report did manage to come up with three theories on why black women are dying from breast cancer at much higher rates than white women. These three theories (along with my comments) are:
1. Black women receive fewer mammograms (Translation: Breast cancer is caused by a deficiency in mammograms...)
2. Black women receive mammograms of inferior quality (Translation: If black women just had better mammograms, they'd be fine...)
3. Black women have inadequate access to quality treatment once a cancer is diagnosed. (Translation: Black women need more chemotherapy...
These three theories are nothing short of ludicrous. If breast cancer was prevented by mammograms, most middle-class white women wouldn't have breast cancer at all! Let me state this bluntly: Mammograms do not prevent breast cancer. They only recruit breast cancer patients. In fact, mammograms actually cause breast cancer because they emit radiation and cause DNA damage in breast cells! See http://www.NaturalNews.com/019477.html
To claim that black women only need more mammograms and more chemotherapy is nothing less than a grand medical deception. Didn't anyone think to ask the obvious question about differences between white women and black women? Skin pigmentation! Darker skin blocks UV light. Less light means lower vitamin D production, and that means faster tumor growth. Is this so difficult for conventionally-trained medical doctors to understand?
I believe that every single person involved in this task force report should have their medical license stripped and be banished from practicing medicine ever again. In my opinion, their astonishing ignorance of vitamin D's effects on the cancer risk of black women is inexcusable. These people have a responsibility to know the basics when it comes to preventing cancer with nutrition, and when they remain utterly ignorant of these simple concepts, they post a dire risk to public health. Anyone foolish enough to follow their advice will only end up a victim of chemotherapy, radiation or useless cancer surgeries.
And why do I get so riled up about this topic? Because black women are needlessly dying of a disease that's simple to prevent, that's why! The system of organized medicine that controls the cancer industry today is preying upon black women, pretending to not know why they keep dying from cancer, and refusing to tell them the truth about how their skin color causes vitamin D deficiency. I'm outraged that my fellow brothers and sisters are being killed by organized medicine and denied access to truthful information about a simple, safe and absolutely free way to prevent 4 out of 5 cancers.
And I'm outraged at the racism of conventional medicine, where this white-dominated, male-dominated medical system blatantly exploits low-income black women for pure profit. In my opinion, it is a crime against all people of color. It is racist, unethical, and downright criminal. And for the Chicago breast cancer task force to curiously refuse to mention this obvious link between vitamin D and breast cancer mortality in black women is nothing short of criminal negligence.
These doctors and cancer "experts" have a responsibility to know what they're talking about. They are licensed by the state to practice medicine, after all, and yet they demonstrate absolutely no ability to cover even the fundamentals of anti-cancer nutrition that could save hundreds of thousands of women from breast cancer deaths.
Who are these task force "experts?"By associating their names with this document, these doctors, nurses and oncologists have cemented their names in a document of great historical significance: It will be looked upon with ridicule and laughter in the near future -- held up as an example of the incredible arrogance and short-sightedness of doctors in an era of pharmaceutical-controlled medicine.
In my view, there is hardly a greater example of high-IQ stupidity in organized medicine today than this breast cancer task force document. It stretches the limits of credibility and makes one wonder just how a hundred health experts could remain so utterly ignorant of the healing power of sunlight and vitamin D.
Ultimately, what they've shown us is that doctors and oncologists are simply not qualified to talk about breast cancer. They apparently have no education in cancer prevention, no understanding of nutrition and absolutely no willingness to teach themselves the most important facts about how to really prevent breast cancer in black women.
Personally, I am ashamed of my fellow human beings who operate organized medicine today. They, too, are my brothers and sisters, but they remain intellectual infants, and they need to be put back into pre-school and not let loose practicing medicine on live patients. Somehow, those individuals who know the least have been put in charge of health care, and those who know the most about how to prevent disease have been labeled criminals or run out of the country.
The Dark Ages of modern medicineThis is how we have arrived at the system of medicine in America today, where we have the highest rates of degenerative disease of any nation in the world, where we pay the highest prices (by far) for medical care of any nation in the world, and we have an entire system of medicine that somehow, astonishingly, has not yet realized that what you eat and absorb is the primary determining factor of the health your body expresses.
We remain in the Dark Ages of modern medicine. What will lead us out of it? A return to nature, as usual. Look at the sun: Our answers are being broadcast across the universe, spanning the emptiness of space and illuminating our own skin. Look at the weeds in your yard, the bushes, trees and plants growing in the fields and forests nearby. Those are your medicines. Look at the foods growing out of the ground: The nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits. These are your nourishment. Mother Nature provides all the medicine we need to slash cancer rates by 90%, and she doesn't charge a dime in royalties or patent fees. She keeps on giving, generation after generation, hoping that one day a race of human beings will walk this planet with the humility to listen to her.
Until that day comes, our fellow human beings will continue to suffer under the arrogance, greed and myopia so eloquently demonstrated by this Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. Through the combined efforts of over 100 cancer experts, they have produced a document of remarkable ignorance, and one that shall forever serve as a valuable reminder of what went wrong with 21st century medicine and why so many human beings were lost to a disease that could be prevented for free.
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