have often wondered if there is a correlation between sugar and cancer?
I had cancer five years ago and often crave sugar. Please shed some
light on this for me. — Judy Erickson, Royal Oak Michigan
the decade-long war on cancer – the fundraisers, the walk-a-thons, the
lapel ribbons – there are more people diagnosed with cancer today than
ever before. In my opinion, the war on cancer will not be won with some
miracle drug or millions spent on research, but with a few simple
strategies and revealing truths. I am sure you will find the following
information very revealing.
Did you know that cancer cells are
glucose supported? Perhaps our starch and sugar laden diets may have
something to do with cancer statistics.
In my line of work, I am
privileged to meet a variety of forward-thinking health professionals.
Recently, I had the opportunity to discuss the role of sugars and its
effect on cancer with two well-respected cancer specialists.
Florida based oncologist uses a P.E.T. (Positron Emission Tomography)
scan to assess cancer patients in his clinic. The process requires the
injection of radioactive isotopes and glucose into the body. This
unique scanning device then takes slice-like images of the patient from
head to toe. Radioactive chemicals emit wave lengths which can be
measured. The images are carefully observed to see just where the
glucose and radioactive isotopes will travel.
Glucose is first
observed in the brain. This is to be expected because glucose is the
fuel that allows the brain to think and send messages to those parts of
the body where functions are to be performed. Next, the glucose is
observed in the liver. There it is stored in the form of glycogen for
the body to draw on for its energy supply.
What happens next is
what really interests the oncologist. As the P.E.T. scans the rest of
the body, it is observed that the glucose and radioactive isotopes go
directly to and attach themselves to existing cancer cells. This is how
new cancers are located or how a patient can be determined to be
cancer-free. What is the oncologist’s explanation of this? Fast growing
cells need sugar for survival - cancer cells are glucose supported.
Chicago-based oncologist utilizes an innovative form of cancer
treatment called Insulin Potentiation Therapy or I.T.P. Cancer patients
are given low dose chemotherapy, with minimal side effects, and insulin
to balance erratic blood sugar levels. Patients are said to immediately
feel better with more energy due to their stabilized blood sugar. When
asked how can one stay out of the cancer zone, this physician replied
“Stay away from sugar and do the all-important forgiveness work.”
is a multi-faceted disease. Stress, a weakened immune system, hormone
imbalances, a toxic environment, a victim consciousness or a deeply
held resentment, any or all of these can contribute to a predisposition
to cancer, but sugar too is an important piece of the puzzle.
take a look at your diet. Is it heavy on the sugars and carbohydrates?
Do you know that carbohydrates convert into sugar in the body? That
means the pizza, pasta, rice, and bread you love so much, in addition
to the cookies, cake, candy and ice cream, convert into glucose. And
you remember where the glucose goes? Even juices, dried fruit, honey
and excess fresh fruit is all sugar. A vegetarian diet, unless it is
well managed with adequate protein, also contains too much starch and
Another element worth mentioning is Candida Albicans, a
strain of yeast found in the digestive tract and other moist mucous
membranes of the body. Candida is one of the great plagues in our
culture. It thrives on starch and sugar. People who suffer from an
overgrowth of this yeast experience fatigue, a craving of sweets and
carbohydrates and a host of other symptoms. Major diseases such as
Lupus, cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Chronic Fatigue and Multiple
Sclerosis often have Candida in their symptom profile.
Practical strategies to keep candida and cancer at bay:
Eradicate the Candida “bad guys” with natural remedies such as Pau d’Arco, Grapefruit seed extract, Capryllic Acid, and Garlic.
Supplement with a “good guy” acidophilus to strengthen the healthy bacteria in the intestines.
Keep sugars low – no more than one sweet dessert per week.
proteins high – protein starves the little rascals. If protein is eaten
consistently at meals and snacks then blood sugar is balanced.
Limit alcohol – no more than 2 or 3 oz per week.
Minimize fruit to one piece per day.
Consume lots of fresh vegetables.
Use immune-building supplements.
Do your forgiveness work.
And very, very important…. Love life. Love yourself! ###
Body Knows...How to Stay Young
has been a practicing medical intuitive for twenty years, she is the author of “The Body Knows – How to Tune into Your Body and Improve Your Health
” (Hay House)
Visit online at www.carolinesutherland.com
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by CAROLINE SUTHERLAND
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