Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer – Study Shows

A recent study shows sugary drinks linked to cancer. This study was published in the British Medical Journal in May of 2019. There were over 100,000 participants in this study.

100 percent fruit juices, sugar sweetened fruit juices, and artificially sweetened juices were used in this experiment. These 100,000 people were aged 18 and older. The average age was 42 years old.

The average follow up time was 5 years. Participants were required to consume fruit juice very 24 hours. The consumption of 100 percent fruit juice, and sugar sweetened fruit juice was significantly linked to cancer.

Artificial sweetened fruit juices were not linked to cancer at all. This study admits that further studies and experiments are needed. The consumption of sugary drinks increased 40 percent world wide from 1990 to 2016.

This French study has been performed by individuals over the age of 18 on the Internet. 5 major questions were asked which included date of birth, sex, educational level, smoking status, number of children, etc. The height and weight of an individual was requested.

Every 6 months weight was obtained from these individuals that participated. For the first two years two dietary records collection were required. 97 sugar drinks and 12 artificially sweetened drinks were used. The sugary drinks included 5 percent simple carbohydrates.

The sugary drinks included 100 percent fruit juices. However, for this overall study 100 percent fruit juices were separated. Soft drinks carbonated or not carbonated, syrups, 100% juice, fruit drinks, sugar sweetened hot beverages, milk based sugar sweetened beverages, sport drinks, and energy drinks were all part of the sampling.

The majority of them were women 79 percent and 21 percent comprised men. The average aged male was 42, while the average aged female was 41. 100 percent fruit juices comprised 45 percent of the drinks consumed.

Sugary drinks comprised of 10.7 grams of sugar. !00 percent fruit juices comprised 10.9 grams of sugar. 101,257 participants were used.

Sugary drinks that were not 100 percent fruit juices were consumed at 36 percent ratio. Artificially sweetened beverages comprised 19 percent of the consumption. 2193 incidents of cancer was documented in this study.

This study is alarming to me as a mostly raw food vegan. I consume orange juice almost every day. Also, I consume quite a few servings of fruits and vegetables, which include natural sugars.

This study has a lack of detailed information. I avoid all products with both aspartame and high fructose corn syrup. Also, I avoid juices with added sugar.

However, I do consume some 100 percent orange juice concentrate. I would have liked to have seen what exact “artificial sweeteners” were used. There quite a few now being used.

Aspartame is a known neurotoxin according to some reports. Processed sugar is not healthy for you and leads to weight gain. Obesity is a major health problem, in at least the United States of America.

This study does admit, that it may not be completely the result of even natural sugars. Even 100% fruit juices can contain man made substances. 4-methylimidazole was mentioned in this study.

This is an additive that only purpose is to create a caramel color. Is it too much sugar that is the culprit whether natural or man made? Is the problem with artificial sweeteners. Also, is it the problem of additives?

Who knows I do NOT know. Are even natural sugars to blame? Perhaps it is a combination of the above or just one segment.

Is Whey Protein Healthy – or Toxic in Some Protein Powders?

Is whey protein healthy or toxic in some protein powders? A recent study was performed by the Clean Label Project, pertaining to protein powders. What they found was a bit alarming at least to me.

I have never been obsessed with obtaining protein. Protein is found plentiful in plant based fruits and vegetables. For whatever reason many vegans and vegetarians obsess over whether or not they are receiving enough protein.

This study was performed on over 130 top selling whey protein powders in the United States of America. Many of these popular brands had high amounts of toxic materials in their whey powders. I have never consumed any kind of food based powders.

Also, I never waste any money on supplements either. Although that is an entirely seperate blog post. The Clean Label Project tested for the following ingredients:

* arsenic
* cadmium
* lead
* mercury
* 100 pesticides
* bisphenol a
* bisphenol b
* residue solvents
* mycotoxins
* melamine
* antibiotic residues

The over 130 protein whey powders were chosen from Nielsen data, Amazon.com best sellers, blogs, and websites. These materials can be found naturally. However, these materials can also find themselves in whey powders during the manufacturing process.

Also, cans and containers can cause these materials to absorb into the whey protein powders. Each product was given a 1 to 5 star rating for toxic metals. Many products failed at this and had low star ratings.

This organization also has a top 5 and bottom 5 products list. This does NOT affect me because I do NOT consume any whey protein powders. I normally do NOT spend money on powders.

I buy raw cinnamon that is ground up and stored in glass jars. I don’t understand where this obssession comes from with buying all these powders and supplements. If you do consume whey protein powder, then it might be important to your health to find out how much toxic materials are included.

Also, do these whey protein powders really improve your nutrition and overall health?

Benefits of Exercise – in Older Men Include Decreased Mortality

A recent study by the British Journal of Sports Medicine shows that benefits of exercise in older men does NOT just come from rigorous exercise. This study basically compared sedentary activity, moderate exercise, and rigorous exercise in older men aged 71 to 92 years old. Those individuals that participated in light to moderate and rigorous exercise saw a decreased mortality rate, compared to those with a sedentary lifestyle.

This type of information is nothing new. However, when comparing those that participated in light exercise to heavy exercise, the results were not that much different. Putting this in laymen’s terms, you do NOT necessarily need to become a workout freak, at an older age, to benefit.

Basically, any kind of regular exercise or even movement is beneficial compared to being a couch potato. Believe it or NOT even activities like mowing the lawn are quite beneficial. 3,137 men were asked to take part in a follow study in 2010.

From 1978-1980 thousands of men were asked to participate in this study originally. 1,655 men participated in this follow up in 2010. These men were measured by nurses and participated in health questionnaires.

They were required to wear an ActiGraph GT3x accelerometer. There mortality rates were documented by all causes. After about a five year followup, 184 deaths were counted out of 1181 men.

None of these men had any cardiovascular problems. What I found interesting is that rigorous exercise was NOT more beneficial than light activities or exercise. Actually the mortality rate was lower with light activity compared to rigorous activity.

Those that were sedentary, had a higher mortality rate than either of the two groups that participated in any kind of activity and or exercise. Sedentary breaks were NOT included in this study. Light activities such as gardening, walking, mowing the lawn, etc. prolonged these test subjects’ lives.

Vigorous rigorous activity did NOT decrease the mortality rate in these individuals, when compared to light activity.

Amino Acids Cancer – Causing Effect in Mice by Asparagine

A new study published in Nature magazine, has linked an Amino Acids Cancer causing agent in lab Mice. I do NOT support any forms of animal testing, including mice. However, the current medical industry performs these tests without recourse.

Lab mice were injected with cancer tumor cells. These lab mice were seperated into two basic groups. One group were given foods with higher amounts of asparagine.

The second group was fed foods with lower amounts of asparagine. What then occurred surprised me, aloughth I am not a nutritionist, medical doctor, etc. nor do I ever give out medical advice. These mice that consumed foods with lower levels of the natural amino acid Asparagine survived longer because these cancer tumors stopped spreading.

These mice were intentionally infected to study breast cancer. Also, some of these mice were given man made drugs to block the ingestion of the natural amino acid asparagine. I am surprised by this study because asparagine is a natural amino acid that is found in Asparagus.

Actually, asparagus was named after the asparagine amino acid. Asparagus is a natural vegetable that is supposedly healthy for us humans. However, this study was performed on lab mice, so I have no idea what the results would be on humans. Also, lab mice that were fed higher amounts of asparagine succumbed to cancer in a couple of weeks.

Asparagine is NOT only found in just Asparagus. This is a natural amino acid found in fruits, vegetables, animal flesh, etc. Chicken eggs, potatoes, nuts, and soy have higher amounts of this amino acid.

This study does NOT link asparagus or even asparagine amino acid to cancer in humans. However, the results to me were contrary to what I would have expected. Many fruits and vegetables have low levels of asparagine.

I was NOT able to read this entire study, as Nature magazine requires a paid subscription to access the full study on their website. You can contribute financially to my one person veganarchism revolution, so that in the future I can bring you more comprehensive reports.

Quit Smoking Cigarettes – 1 Per Day Causes Heart Disease & Stroke

A new study was released linking cigarette smoke to heart disease and stroke. This kind of information is nothing new. However, this British study claims that just smoking one cigarette per day can still lead to potential heart disease and stroke.

This is contrary to previous views, that smoking one cigarette per day, won’t kill you, pun intended. This data is from year 1946 to year 2015. You may want to quit smoking cigarettes entirely after reading this study. This study was designed to compare data for light smoking, 1-5 cigarettes per day, versus smoking 20 cigarettes or an entire pack per day.

Cigarette smokers that inhale an entire pack per day, had a fifty percent greater chance of obtaining heart disease and or strokes. While cigarette smokers that inhaled just one full cigarette per day, had a fifty percent less chance of obtaining afore mentioned medical problems, they still were at risk. Risk assessments were calculated when smokers consumed 1, 5, or 20 cigarettes daily.

This risk after only smoking one cigarette per day is quite a bit higher than expected. Women had a greater risk of obtaining heart disease and or stroke when smoking 20 cigarettes per day versus just 1. However, this group of people still had a higher than expected risk while just inhaling one cigarette per day.

This study was published in the British Medical Journal on January twenty four two thousand eighteen. I used to smoke way back almost fifteen years ago for about six months. I will occassionally smoke a cigarette(s) if I consume alcohol.

However, I very rarely consume alcohol any longer. When I did smoke, I was able to limit myself to 3 cigarettes per day. This medical study is quite interesting to me and eye opening.

I have no idea what the medical ramifications are, if a person just consumes an occasional cigarette during cocktail hour.

UAMS Medical School – to Cut 600 Total Jobs

UAMS Medical School is going to layoff 250 employees and cut another 350 jobs. These cuts are so that this University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences can adhere to their budget. I always find it interesting how the current system relies on allopathic remedies.

As a mostly raw food Vegan, I have not been to a medical doctor since basically my late teens. Also, I have NOT paid for health insurance since 1998. The University of Arkansas board of trustees cut $30 million dollars from this brain washing paid for internment camp.

Also, obviously this University provides allopathic remedies.


“Like other academic medical centers around the country, UAMS has had financial challenges for many years but has always made up for any shortfall by using reserve funds. However, we are depleting our resources and cannot continue to do that and sustain UAMS into the future.”

Leslie Taylor Vice Chancellor

Another pattern I have noticed with these allopathic centers is money problems. This is ironic since most clinics, doctors, hospitals, etc. charge ridiculous fees. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is actually this states’ largest employeer with 10,900 serfs.

That number will be reduced by 600 as of today. I am a bit suspicious with all these medical institutions when they claim they cannot afford to pay their workforce. The healthcare industry in America is already close to a 2 trillion dollar segment and is projected to reach 3 trillion dollars in the near future.

As of today actually these 600 individuals will be notified with their pink slips so to speak. These are mere layoffs to keep this University style medical center afloat I guess. Meanwhile, I continue to stay healthy without the need for allopathic remedies.

After all the United States government military lied about the National Affordable Health Care act which actually makes health insurance quite fucking expensive.

Alcohol Can Increase – Cancer Risk by Destroying DNA Study Shows

A new study shows that drinking Alcohol can increase your risk of obtaining Cancer. Also, this study claims that drinking alcohol can destroy DeoxyriboNucleic Acid, there by possibly causing cancer. However, this scientific study was performed on Mice.

As a mostly raw food Vegan, I have certain hesitation with regards to animal testing. Also, I have only drank one alcoholic beverage in three and a half years. The last beverage I drank containing alcohol was a Coors beer.

Beer has always fucking tasted nasty to me. I guess it is an acquired taste or something. Anyways, alcohol that humans consume is actually ethanol, which is a processed sugar.

These mice were given doses of alcohol and supposedly it caused permenant damage to them. This study was partly funded by Cancer Research United Kingdom and published in Nature today. These mice were given diluted amounts of alcohol.

These researchers than analyzed chromosome and DNA. They found that DNA was damaged in blood stem cells.


“Some cancers develop due to DNA damage in stem cells. While some damage occurs by chance, our findings suggest that drinking alcohol can increase the risk of this damage.”

Professor Ketan Patel

Allegedly, millions of humans world wide lack certain enzymes that help to try to break down ethanol in alcohol. Individuals lacking these enzymes get extremely sick when consuming alcohol. 12,000 cases of cancer in the United Kingdom each year are attributed to consumption of alcohol.

These scientists warn that just because you have natural enzymes to break down alcohol, does not mean that you will not become susceptible to Cancer. I do not miss drinking alcohol and rarely even crave it. The one Coors beer I consumed in the past three and a half years, was given to me.

Natural Spring Water – That is Raw and Not Treated Dangerous?

Is natural spring water that is raw and not treated dangerous to humans? I had never fucking heard of raw water until today. I am a mostly raw food vegan but even so I don’t try to eat certain foods raw.

For example try eating raw potatoes and rice. Basically, raw water is natural spring water that is NOT treated or filtered. Amazingly, there are a handful of companies in the United States that sell this water.

This natural spring water is taken to a local facility where this water is then bottled. Some companies test the water for bacteria first and stipulate a shelf life. Doug Evan creator of Juicero claims he has drank raw water for two decades.

This raw water is not treated with sodium fluoride, chlorine, etc. Also, this water is not filtered so that natural minerals and vitamins are not lost. Natural water including spring water can sometimes contain cholera, hepatitis a, e coli, carcinogenic compounds, metals, and parasites similar to giardia.

Live Water is one such business that sells raw water. There website claims that not one person has become sick from their raw water. This company also tests their water for bacteria before selling.

Currently, Live Water sells raw water in 2.5 gallon glass containers. I would definately perform your due diligence also known as raw water studying, before deciding to drink this type of water. One 2.5 gallon glass jug of water will last approximately 30 days.

This company charges $16 per jug. I currently purchase bottled spring water that is of course treated for $7 per 5 gallon plastic container. I can say this that the bottled water I drink tastes much better than tap water.

Also, Eldorado Springs water rents me a cold and hot water dispenser for $6 per month. There are the usual skeptics with raw water. I would have to perform quite a bit of studying I think before I would try drinking this raw water.

Finally, this type of water is actually more expensive than many treated spring water services.

CDC e Coli – Outbreak Takes Two Lives in Canada & US

The CDC e Coli research team initially reported on an outbreak affecting multiple states. I am not a fan of government agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, this organization spends time and money investigating food problems.

A current and recent outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 seems to have killed one person in Canada and another person in the United States. I take food seriously as a mostly raw food vegan. I actually like eating romaine lettuce when making salads. The Center for Disease Control is still investigating this e coli outbreak.

This organization has not found the exact food source, causing these cases of E coli. However, they are investigating cases of illness both in Canada and the United States from Romaine lettuce. No food and or product recalls have been instituted by the Center for Disease Control and prevention.

A total of thirteen states have reported seventeen cases of illness coming from Romaine Lettuce.

* California
* Connecticut
* Illinois
* Indiana
* Michigan
* Nebraska
* New Hampshire
* New York
* Ohio
* Pennsylvania
* Virginia
* Vermont
* Washington

“Preliminary results show that the type of E. coli making people sick in both countries is closely related genetically, meaning the ill people are more likely to share a common source of infection,”

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention spokesperson

These cases of e coli infections began last November in the United States and December in Canada. Individuals in Canada have narrowed down these infections to Romaine Lettuce. However, their government agency, The Public Health Agency of Canada has not required any mandatory recalls. One Canadian grocery store chain Sobey’s has mandated a voluntary recall of Romaine lettuce.

E Coli are bacteria normally found in animals, food, and humans. Most e coli bacteria are healthy and actually help you digest your food. Obviously, sometimes this bacteria can cause problems including even death.

Salmonella Found in – Maradol Papayas From Mexico

Salmonella Found in

Salmonella has been found in Maradol Papayas from Mexico. Around two hundred thirty five people have been infected so far. Two total people have actually died from this Salmonella enterica bacterium.

As a raw food vegan, you quickly find out that nature is not perfect. Seventy eight individuals have been hospitalized from this bacterium. These papayas were imported from Mexico.

There are actually four different out breaks that are still being investigated. This outbreak began in late July to middle of August of two thousand seventeen. The following American states have instances where Salmonella found in Maradol Papayas.

* California
* Connecticut
* Delaware
* Florida
* Iowa
* Illinois
* Kentucky
* Louisiana
* Maryland
* Massachusetts
* Michigan
* Minnesota
* Missouri
* North Carolina
* New Jersey
* New York
* Ohio
* Oklahoma
* Pennsylvania
* South Carolina
* Tennessee
* Texas
* Virginia
* Wisconsin

Most people survive this type of food poisoning. However, some people need hospitalization and a few die from Salmonella. Salmonella bacterium is generally carried through food and water.

Abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever are common symptoms of Salmonella. This fruit has been traced back to one El Zapotanito farm in Mexico. Believe or not, I don’t recall, no pun intended, eating a Papaya.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and may have eaten them as a child there. However, since living in the United States I don’t think I have eaten them here. It is advised obviously to not eat this fruit if you think you purchased it from this farm in Mexico.

You can always ask the store or restaurant that has these Papayas. They should be able to trace back their supplier. Also, you want to keep counter tops clean when eating raw fruits and vegetables.

These Papayas are no longer being shipped to the United States, as this batch has reached their shelf life. Also, testing was performed to match Salmonella bacteria found in patients and Papayas sold at El Zapotanito farm. Any contaminated Papayas have since been destroyed.

This outbreak will by no means stop me from eating raw fruits and vegetables.