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Kid's Kidney & Thyroid Cancer Epidemic

"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess' on it. I said, Thyroid problem?" - Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Children with soaring thyroid cancer rates. Children with soaring kidney cancer rates. Soaring ice cream and cheese consumption rates. Is there a connection?

One's first reaction upon reading the politically incorrect Arnold Schwarzenegger quotation opening this column is revulsion at the man's boorishness. It is only after learning that 100 percent of adults over age 50 have thyroid cancer (reported in the New York Times - more on that in this column), does one's revulsion turn to puzzlement.

Then, only after reading the dairy connection to thyroid cancer, does puzzlement morph into extreme government health regulators who know, and at dairy producers who do not want to know.

The September, 2014 issue of the journal Pediatrics contains a study revealing that cancer rates among children from 2001 through 2009 have soared, particularly thyroid cancer and kidney cancer,

Dr. David A. Siegel, MD, noted that the leading cause death among adolescents and children in the United States is cancer. Siegel and his team analyzed data representing 120,137 cases of childhood cancer from the National Program of Cancer Registries and Surveillance, Epidemiology by age, gender, race, ethnicity, and geography. Researchers found:

"The overall rate of all cancers combined remained stable over time...There was an increase in the overall cancer trend among African American children and adolescents. An increasing trend for thyroid cancer was observed among both genders and specifically among adolescents...Renal carcinoma incidence was increasing significantly overall..."

Scientists Conclusion:

"This study reports the novel finding that renal carcinoma rates are increasing among children and adolescents. This study confirms that thyroid cancer rates are increasing and further describes rising cancer rates among African Americans."

The thyroid gland is located within the neck, midway between your mouth and shoulder bones. Thyroid glands have numerous hormonal functions, but are best known for regulating the rate at which your body burns fuel to produce energy. The thyroid was named from the Greek word for shield. Picture the shield in the constellation Orion, the hunter. Now fold that shield over so that it resembles a bowtie in shape. That is how your thyroid gland would appear to the surgeon removing a tumor.

Human thyroid gland function is regulated by iodine metabolism. In healthy bodies, iodine levels are delicately maintained so as to be in balance.

What are the consequences of ingesting excess iodine? Scientific studies have linked the consumption of high amounts of iodine to increased risk of thyroid cancer.

Virtually all American adults over age 50 have one or more thyroid tumors according to an autopsy study published in the New York Times on November 8, 1994, page C-1. The article was written by Gina Kolata.

These tumors usually grow undetected, as they are not clinically diagnosed, but they are discovered during histological examination of thyroid tissue upon autopsy. The autopsy study was performed on thousands of premature deaths (such as automobile accident victims) and the result was unexpected.

Why do Americans eat so much iodine? The average American eats 666 pounds per year of dairy products. That represents 40 percent of our per capita food intake.

The udder is a dirty filthy smelly part of the cow's body collecting urine and feces which drip down the cow's rear legs to collect and taint your food with a uniquely disgusting essence.

The human kidney filters this filth along with copious amounts of iodine. A few years ago, Notmilk tested milk samples (Winston Labs) at the cost of $340 per sample and found up to 300 times the safe iodine.

Kidney cancer and thyroid tumor epidemic? It's getting worse with each slice of pizza consumed; with each cup of Greek yogurt; with each wedge of cheddar.

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"Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease, where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function, the end result of which is kidney failure."
- Xavier Becerra

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