The unacknowledged global epidemic

…is cancer. Young and old, male and female, any country, a frighteningly increasing number of people suffer cancer.

Cancer is not a disease, but a symptom. There are many forms of cancer, each with its own mix of immediate causes, but they happen when three factors coincide:

  • Carcinogenic agents (poisons, ionising radiation, etc.)
  • Stress, particularly chronic, long term stress of the kind society imposes on a great many of its members
  • An immune system that’s suppressed or overloaded in other ways in addition to stress.

I’ve set all this out in my 2005 book, book on cancer, and things have only become worse since.

In my book, my co-authors and I give clear guidelines on how to reduce your chances of getting cancer, and how to react if you already have it. But that’s a band-aid solution. We need to change society to eliminate the root causes.

A no-brainer is to stop releasing huge amounts of toxins into the environment, such as glyphosate, as Michelle Schoffro Cook writes.

The second is to change society so it serves people, rather than the other way. Pointing the way to the kind of world we need inspires all my writing. If you haven’t done so, please read my essay, How to change the world.

Comments are welcome, and if cancer has devastated your life, directly or second hand, I am happy to be here for you via email.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to The unacknowledged global epidemic

  1. svenaake says:

    Climate change has obvious impacts on Health. Typical for a warmer planet is more irregular rain, with long periods of drought, and then torrential rain and storms. With very heavy rain in short periods of time, the ordinary sewage system simply stops functioning, and raw sewage and garbage go straight into lakes, rivers and Oceans. With stronger storms, garbage dumps are vulnerable, and the risk of spreading very poisonous chemicals into water and soil is all too real.. This has already happened not only in 3. world countries, but also several places in the “Rich” world.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      Oh yes, Sven, all things are connected.
      At the moment, so many people I know are suffering from cancer that it’s frightening. And not all of them are old. So, when I saw the news articles I cited, I just had to write this blog, never mind that it’s the same day as the release of one of my short stories.

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