Prof. Kola Oloke, Vice Chancellor (VC) of the Precious Cornerstone University (PCU), Ibadan, has stressed that cancer was curable, identifying the consumption of animal protein as the major cause of cancer, while assuring that the disease which has led to many deaths was not only preventable but curable.
Oloke, likewise revealed that the consumption of the ponmo popularly gotten from cow skin was not only of no nutritional value, also poses serious threat to the body.
The renowned Microbiologist who made the revelation while speaking at a seminar entitled; ‘Life Style, Diseases and Management’, held at the PCU campus, Ibadan, on Tuesday also called for caution in the consumption of red meat and other animal protein.
Consumption of animal protein can lead to diseases in the body. More importantly, it causes cancer. Run away from meat, especially the red meat. If you want to eat chicken, eat the local one.Animal skin known as ponmo is harmful to the body; it has no nutritional value, ” he stated.
60 percent of chronic diseases according to the VC attacking individuals could be prevented through healthy diet. As he said, “Other lifestyle measures, must include managing stress, avoiding toxins (like alcohol and tobacco), regular exercise and ensuring adequate sleep.”
Beans he recommended as the best meal for cancer patients. Even as he maintained that diseases such as cancer could be cured through nutrition as lifestyle could determine the level of sicknesses individual could be nursing in the body.
Oloke words, “One of the things that cancer cells thrive on,is sugar. So if you can take off the consumption of sugar from any cancer patient, you would have helped the patient. Some foods and fruits are high in sugar content such as banana, apple, pineapple and carbohydrates. Also, cancer patients should avoid animal-based milk but can be consuming plant-based milk.”