Cancer by Ky M. Vu, PhD.

posted Oct 17, 2018, 7:59 AM by Le Phan


“Yin Yang: The Philosophical Science of the Far East and Its Applications in Nutrition, Health and Medicine” by Ky M. Vu, PhD.

Cancer is not a disease but a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth into a tumor.  The tumor is a local manifestation of the diseases.  If it is benign, it is not cancerous.  It is a cancerous tumor only when it can recur after excision and has the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. The history of cancer is probably as old as that of mankind.  The first documented cancer case in China is a breast cancer.  The author of the document wrote, in 1237, "Due to depression or anger, a lump forms in the breast, which causes no pain or other symptoms at first.  Many years later, it becomes hard, the skin ulcerates and nipple retracts, like a [big mountain] rock with caverns." This incidence gives the Chinese word for cancer as nham ().  It consists of the word sơn (), which means a mountain, and the word phẩm (), which means quality.  Together they give the pronunciation nham of the word and mean a tall mountain. The remaining strokes form the radical nch () of the character and give it the meaning of a disease, not a mountain.  In English, the word cancer has its Latin root and means a crab. It is so named because the hard and uneven surface of the tumor looks like the top shell of a crab.  Also the disseminating of the tumor is like the extending outward of the legs of this animal.


The Canadian Cancer Society said on its website,, on June 20th, 2017 that nearly one in two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and there are about one hundred, or even two hundred, types of cancer.  I am more optimistic than that and not alarmed by these statements.  Such a big impact can only be the result of something Canadians love to eat. Now let us do some analysis of this problem.

Modern medicine admits in its textbooks - Andreoli, T.E., Carpenter, C.J.C., Griggs, R.C. and Loscalzo, J. "Cecil Essentials of Medicine." W.B. Saunders Company. Fifth Edition. ISBN 0-7216-8179-4,  page 487 - that important links may exist between diet and cancer and there are evidences that dietary fat plays a role in the development of colon, prostate and breast cancers - the three biggest and most common cancers.

We know that diet and health are related.  It is the view of Far Eastern medicine.  Let us look at the following table of foods and do some detective work by asking ourselves which kind of food can possibly give cancer.

·     Sugar

·     Fruit

·     Milk

·     Nuts and Seeds

·     Vegetables

·     Beans

·     Grains

·     Fish

·     Meat

·     Egg

·     Salt

The foods are listed as the top one is the most yin and the bottom one is the most yang.

We know that the culprit food must be yin and rich in proteins because they are used to build body cells.  Fish, meat, and egg are not yin, so they are not likely the culprit.  Grains are not rich in proteins, so they are also not likely the culprit.  Beans and milk are yin and rich in proteins, but they are not rich in dietary fats; therefore, they are not likely the culprit either.  This leaves us nuts and seeds as the likely culprit.  We know that nuts are among the most common food allergens.  We know that a lot of people are allergic to peanuts.  And what is an allergy?  An allergy is a self-defensive mechanism.  And if there is a defense, there must be an attack.


Nuts and seeds are dangerous foods because they can introduce a mutation of cells of two species: plants of the nuts and seeds and a human being. Grains and beans are similar to nuts and seeds in the sense that they can grow into plants of their own species, but we usually eat them very well cooked.  It takes some time to cook them.  If we cook them, we destroy their ability to grow into a being of their own species.  Boiling is the most efficient way to cook.  Beans and grains are soaked and well cooked, so there is no danger to consume them.  However, nuts are hard to cook.  Some nuts can be of a moderate size, and roasting can sometimes cook the external part but leave the internal part uncooked.  And we cannot cook them well by boiling.  The oil in the nuts can protect the gametes and let them reproduce. With favorable conditions of moisture and darkness, the cells of the uncooked part of the nuts can multiply and interfere with the building of new human cells.  And this means cancer.


While the cause of and the cure for cancer still has to be ascertained by modern physicians, we have heard some unsettling stories. We know a real-life story that a man ate raw seeds and a plant grew in his lung.  We know that there exists a tree man in Indonesia.  In the first case, there is no mutation of new cells; only cells of a plant grow.  In the second case, there is a successful mutation of cells of two species.  There are two more scenarios: Only healthy cells of a human being grow and a failed mutation of the cells of two species, which means cancer.

(Extracted from the book “Yin Yang: The Philosophical Science of the Far East and Its Applications in Nutrition, Health and Medicine” by Ky M. Vu, PhD.)