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January 1, 1920

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He had long been in the habit of saying that he blamed diet for cancer






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What I especially remember is that when I saw the bishop at Toronto fourteen years later, in 1920, he told me he had long been in the habit of saying that he blamed diet for cancer because he knew of civilized Indians who had been victims but of none among the uncivilized. As I think back, it seems to me he spoke of this as if it were hearsay knowledge; and indeed it may well have been from books. For at least two of the classics of northern exploration, both of which are nearly sure to have been in the Hudson's Bay Company's famous Simpson Library, speak of cancer as found among Indians married to or working for Europeans.

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The Inuit lived for as long as 10,000 years in the far north of Canada, Alaska, and Greenland and likely come from Mongolian Bering-Strait travelers. They ate an all-meat diet of seal, whale, caribou, musk ox, fish, birds, and eggs. Their nutritional transition to civilized plant foods spelled their health demise.
Cancer is a metabolic disease where the mitochrondria are no longer able to burn fatty acids and instead rely on fermentation of glucose and glutamine. Ketogenic diets have been used to prevent and cure cancer, as they induce a metabolic stress on cancer cells who cannot use ketones as fuel.
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