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Stupidape
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iylabie
Con (against)

The cure for cancer has already been found.

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Started: 8/9/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Debating Period
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Stupidape

Pro

R1 Acceptance

Use common sense and common understanding for definitions
iylabie

Con

accepting the challenge
as a con i would like to say that there is no cure of cancer.
Debate Round No. 1
Stupidape

Pro

Outline
I. Intro
II. Science
III. Conclusion
IV. Sources

I. Intro

The cure for cancer is a whole foods plant based diet as seen in Healing Cancer from Inside Out [1] and Forks over Knives.[2] The prototype was Gerson's Miracle, which is often mocked. Nevertheless, Mr. Gerson paved the way for a safer and cheaper cure.

There is plenty of scientific evidence to back this up. Not only that but, a whole foods plant based diet helps prevent cancer in the first place. Antioxidants help prevent DNA damage via free radicals.

I wouldn't expect you to take my word for it, so here's the science below. Focusing on the prevention first, since an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Benjamin Franklin.


II. Science

First, lets look at what causes cancer. Cancer is caused by free radicals damaging DNA. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers who halt the free radicals from damaging the DNA. [3] Many of the most potent antioxidants, Beta-carotene, come only from plant sources. [4] Supplements don't seem to work either, instead beta-carotene must be taken at dietary levels. [4]

Great, so eat your fruits and vegetables and get some protection via antioxidants against free radicals.

There is more, fruits and vegetables contain phytonutrients and fiber which are only found in plants. Fiber has been known to help maintain a healthy weight. [5] Being obese is a risk factor for cancer. [6] Phytonutrients also help with weight and thus help prevent cancer. [7]

Not only is there plenty of benefits to eating a plant based diet, but you also displace the detrimental. By avoiding meats, you avoid cholesterol, high fat, saturated fat, IGF-1, and bacteria endotoxins.

Cholesterol even in small amounts is detrimental to human health. [8] High fat leads to build up of intramyocellular lipids. Saturated fat increases blood viscosity making your heart work harder and making you sluggish. Hard to keep down the weight when your slowed down by sluggishness.

IGF-1, insulin like growth factor one, causes cancer cells to grow more quickly. Bacteria endotoxins found in animal products cause an immune system respond and inflammation. If your immune system is attacking bacteria endotoxins, it can't be attacking cancer cells.

The cure, I've stated why a plant based diet helps prevent cancer. Most of this information is more or less common knowledge on prevention via diet. Yet, what about the much more bold claim of a cure? The cure is very simple, boost your body and your immune system will destroy the cancer cells, thus curing yourself.

That's right, the cure is your white blood cells, the ones that are destroyed by chemotherapy and other invasive treatments. [9] As seen in this peer reviewed link cytotoxcity of the body's Natural Killer white blood cells is double.

As seen here, white blood cells attack cancer cells. "White blood cells can also attack cancerous cells that are traveling in the blood stream. " [10] The official medical term is immunotherapy. [11] Yet, the basic principle is the same as Mr. Gerson's the Gerson Miracle.


III. Conclusion


Strengthen the immune system and have the immune system eradicate the cancer. Key points

Plant based diet
keep the weight down
don't smoke
let your immune system do the work

Thanks for reading. Thanks in advance for accepting the debate.

IV. Sources
1. https://www.youtube.com...
2. https://www.youtube.com...
3. http://www.cancer.gov...
4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
5. http://ajcn.nutrition.org...
6. http://www.cnn.com...
7. http://nutritionfacts.org...
8. http://ajcn.nutrition.org...
9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
10. http://health.howstuffworks.com...
11. http://www.cancer.gov...
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Posted by warren42 3 months ago
warren42
It may be beneficial to define what you mean by "cure"

It could be a vaccine, treatment to get rid of cancer in those who already have it, or either. May want to narrow the scope.
Posted by PrismNZ 3 months ago
PrismNZ
Are you retarded?
There is no single cure for cancer. Cancer is a term that encompasses over 200 different diseases, they are all different. Cancer simply means uncontrolled division of cells.
Your debate is already dead. Get an education.
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