Before we bake us some oatmeal cookies…

There has long been a pretty credible theory that if you just eat one food item for an extended period of time, this will cure cancer.

That singular food item, I’m truly sorry to say, cannot be ‘raspberry filled sugar frosted doughnuts’. (Yum!)

Dirk Benedict, the actor who played those handsome leading roles in such classic TV hits as ‘The A-Team’, and, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ (’Starbuck’ anyone?), was diagnosed with cancer. Fortunately he had a very good friend in William Dufty, the husband of actress Gloria Swanson, and author of ‘Lady Sings the Blues’ and ‘Sugar Blues’ – a revelation about just how bad sugar can be. William Dufty chauffeured Benedict to the local hospital, and then right back out the front door once again, urging his actor buddy to consider pursuing an alternative healing approach.

Benedict found his muse in oatmeal. And wrote about his adventures of riding a motorbike while eating only oatmeal over the following year and a half in a very fun read, entitled, “Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy”. Benedict lost a lot of weight along the way, but returned home completely cancer free.

Oatmeal is fiber. Oatmeal has antioxidants. It goes down easy. If one food item is to be chosen to pursue a health quest such as this, oatmeal wouldn’t be a bad choice. Then there’s the decision of which motorcycle you wish to own, to ride on your amazing adventure cross country….


–  Hans Carl Clausen  –





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