Movember 2014, Day #1… Let’s be controversial.

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Well, hello folks. I have decided to partake in Movember again this year, three years after the last time I did this. I aim to raise a lot more than I have done in the past and for this I will require your help. So let me be obviously blunt and extremely direct…

Please go to and donate… something. I have got the ball rolling.. so please add to it.

Today I am going to rock the boat a bit.. be a bit controversial (again) and repeat what I said in 2010 and 2011… “Cancer is life”.

I’d like us to think about this.. I’d like us to think about cancer in a different way so that we may understand it better.

In no way am I dismissing the pain and suffering caused by it. In no way am I dismissing all those people who suffer or have suffered with it directly or indirectly. Cancer is a real problem.

Nor am I dismissing the excellent work done by the various cancer research organisations.

However, let’s turn this on it’s head… what is cancer? Is it not mutated cells that are just multiplying, just as cells are meant to? Cells are living things… they multiply and grow in number… non-mutated or mutated, that is what they do. It is natural… it is life.

So, the cell has mutated for a reason… most likely it has mutated as an evolutionary process. Something within the body has changed that means the cells in their normal state can no longer survive.. it could be a lack of oxygen in that area for example. So, the cell evolves to survive in that new environment… it evolves, and it splits into two which then splits into four and so on.. the cell in it’s new evolved self is just doing what it is meant to.. grow and multiply… and it takes over because it is survival of the fittest.

So what causes a change of environment within our bodies? For one, we ourselves are the main cause due to our habits. It could be smoking for example. There are also external factors which could cause this… pollution for example. There are many reasons.

Have you noticed how these causes are man-made or influenced by humans? Some within personal control, some out of our control.

I’ll be the first to admit not knowing much about treatments for cancer. Of course, I have heard of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. However to me these seem to be the zapping up of the cancerous cells (and in the process of doing so, zapping some of the good cells too) rather than going to the root cause of the cancer… ie fixing the environment within which these cells thrive. Of course, when the cancer it at a late stage then the zapping up is the right thing to do… but what preventative measures do the various health services take? What measures are in place to prevent the thriving of mutated cells?

Anyone able to comment on this to assist with increasing my knowledge in this area?

Throughout the month I will be looking at exploring these thoughts further, hopefully with the help of readers of this blog, and I also hope to bring you some tips on living a healthier life.. one full of energy.

I started the day clean shaven.. photo attached. I should be uploading a photo of my ‘Mo’ progress on a daily basis. Have not yet decided on the type of moustache I will be going for. I still have a few days to decide (considering the snail’s pace my facial hair grows).



Anyway, until tomorrow..


2 Replies to “Movember 2014, Day #1… Let’s be controversial.”

  1. Hi Denesh. I think that one of the most significant factors is diet. You can read all about it in the fantastic book, the Food Hourglass. Amongst other amazing facts and results from scientific research, it reports research that states that if you don’t smoke, your diet determines 40 percent of the risk of getting cancer. As an example of the impact of diet, here’s an extract from the book: “In Japan, where (for the time being) there is still a dietary pattern that differs from that in western culture, prostate cancer occurs ten times less often than in the West. 3 This enormous difference has nothing to do with the genetic differences between Japanese and Caucasian men: Japanese men who emigrate to the United States and who follow more western dietary habits, have an equal chance of prostate cancer as the average American; so ten times more than in their original homeland.” Read all about it:

    1. Thank you for your comment, Penny. I tend to agree with you and part of the plan with my daily blog in the coming month is to look at such things and I and my guest authors will be touching on food. You are more than welcome to contribute on this blog during this month if you wish – just let me know.

      I have noticed the same thing you mention above in various other cultures too. They move to the UK and their dietary intake changes (although the style of food may not) and the results are the same. Higher instances of various ailments. The same thing also applied to allergies!


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