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November 18, 2011

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steven andresen

I'm not sure that PNI would suggest that high stress environments would cause cancer. Well, they might suggest it, because it might be an interesting conjecture to test.

So, I'm not sure that the fact that there were low rates of cancer in middle eastern countries that were, at the same time, high stress environments, does contradict some long held assumption or deeply held prejudice of PNI scientists.

Let's say the middle east has long had low cancer rates. Why might this be? I haven't seen studies about this. I think some reverence for the Mediterranean diet might come from that area having low cancer rates.

I suspect you were saying that as middle easterners have learned to eat burgers, they have had increases in cancers. This might be true. I don't know. But, again I don't think PNI scientists have long held beliefs about the effect of burgers, et al, outside of studies they have done.

I get the impression that you think PNI believes that cancer is somehow caused by mental processes which override the effect of chemical or environmental carcinogens. I'm not sure, but I doubt that this would be their view, partly because, I don't think they have done enough studies to show that principle is true.

So, are you saying that PNI is a sham because it is used by the establishment to steal people's money, to profit off their illnesses, and to make them think it's their responsibility?

This is an interesting rant, but I don't see that you have established any evidence to support this claim.

Erika

I have been curious about this as well...a friend of mine suggested that i look at the Middle East (with the exception of areas the US has bombed with depleted uranium).

Most Middle Eastern countries are highly volatile, and feature empotional repression, and high child abuse rates.

And yet their cancer rates (before they started importing western lifestyles) were some of the lowest in the world.

IF psychoneuroneuroimmunology were true, they should have some of the highest cancer rates in the world.

To me, psychoneuroimmunology is just another way that the establishment can not only turn a profit off of people's suffering, but also make you responsible for the effects of their pollution and negligence.

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