Bad bugs can induce resistance to colon cancer (if they don’t kill you first)
It is well known in the homeopathic lore that one disease tends to come to the foreground and others are suppressed. My experiments indicate that many of the symptoms used for homeopathic diagnosis are related to micoorganisms and that giving the right remedy kills or moves around the microorganisms changing the symptoms. In any event, I spent 8 years funded by the National Cancer Institute doing research on colon cancer and here is an example where one disease suppresses another.
The epidemilogy of colon cancer showed that it was less in underdeveloped countries and one of the theories was that a high fiber diet was the cause. Well fiber may be good for you as well, but a new study shows that a bad bug, EPEC, induces resistance to colon cancer. EPEC is a significant health threat in the developing world and causes sporadic but deadly outbreaks of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome in North America and other developed areas.
Coliforms crush colon cancer: Bacterial enterotoxins can induce resistance to colorectal cancer.
By Tudor P Toma, The Scientist Daily News, 11 Feb 2003
The incidence of colorectal cancer — a major cause of mortality in industrialized nations — is lowest in developing countries, where high levels of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection are seen. Whilst it has been thought that there is a link between cancer and ETEC, the mechanisms that underlie this inverse relationship have been poorly understood. In the February 10 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, G. M. Pitari and colleagues at the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA, show that a bacterial heat-stable enterotoxin suppresses colon cancer cell proliferation by a guanylyl cyclase C-mediated (GC-C) signaling cascade.