We talk a lot here about environmental toxins as cancer-causing agents, but what plays perhaps an even greater role in maintaining a healthy mind and body is nutrition. As parents, you cannot overlook the enormous impact what you feed your children has on their overall health; in fact, you may be surprised just how dangerous many of the “food-like products” you’re feeding them (and yourself, for that matter) are to every element of your well-being.
While many “foods” fit this description, we’re going to focus in this post on one of the most deleterious of the health-degrading culprits: Sugar.
As “fat-free” swept the nation a few decades ago and pushed the population to think in terms of fat grams, sugar—in many forms—was poured more and more into products because on its own, it’s technically fat-free. But sugar turns into fat at an alarming rate in the body, not to mention the additional harmful effects it has on your brain’s chemistry, keeping your body in a state of addiction to the sweet stuff … not to mention its relation to cancer.
One disconcerting example is high-fructose corn syrup, which if you read the labels of the food you’re buying, you’ll see it’s in myriad processed foods—such as crackers, cookies, soda, and even bread, to those we consider “healthy”—such as some breakfast cereals and yogurt. If you don’t already know, this is an ingredient you should be avoiding at all costs for its horrific side effects, so if you haven’t been skipping products with this additive, you definitely need to start now.
Sugar absolutely feeds cancer cells. It’s a proven fact, but notice how the mainstream “cancer industry” doesn’t focus on steering people away from sugar as cancer prevention; rather, it promotes deadly treatments of chemicals and unnecessary surgeries. Is this what we should want for ourselves and our children?
We know it’s not, and this is why we want to educate you as much as possible on precisely these topics.
Cancer cells need more nutrition—or more of a specific type of nutrient—in order to survive, and glucose is a cancer cell’s preferred nutrient. This “cancer metabolism” is something we’ve known about for decades. In 1931, the Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded to Otto Warburg, MD, PhD, a German genius who was the first to discover that cancer cells have a fundamentally different metabolic process in comparison to healthy cells. Warburg posited that carcinogens are not the primary cause of cancer, but rather a secondary one. He demonstrated that the prime cause of cancer is “. . . the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory chemistry of normal cells by (a fermentation of) sugar.” Warburg’s work produced a bio-physiological model that explained how too much glucose, sucrose, and fructose wreak havoc by starving normal cells of adequate oxygen supplies. The result: impaired immune function.
If we are to be informed consumers, we need to understand sugar is everywhere in our food supply. If an item is boxed, bottled, or canned, it very likely has sugar in it. And more than just empty calories, the evidence is overwhelming that over-indulgence in such foods is very harmful to our health. In fact, sugar must truly be thought of just like tobacco and alcohol―a deadly element that is killing us.
Renowned physician, Dr. Christiane Northrup, says that if you’re going to feed a child a sugary cereal for breakfast, you may as well put a needle in their arm and pump in heroin. The effect is the same; it’s just packaged in a deceptively friendly way.
In a study published in 2005 in the journal Cancer Research, the authors noted that the way different sugars are processed using different metabolic pathways is a “major” consequence in cancer. In short, this study found that cancer cells readily metabolize fructose to increase their proliferation. In this case they were studying pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly. The research documented the unique role of fructose in cell division and the resulting growth and spread of the disease.
A great deal of documentation exists on the detrimental effects of sugar, its ability to feed cancer cells at an alarming rate, and the strain it puts on the brain and liver in various capacities. The problem is, this documentation isn’t what’s typically being fed to the public.
To make better decisions for your family’s health, what may seem complicated is really quite simple:
- Eat a diet rich in organic fruits, greens, vegetables, and nuts.
- Eliminate all processed and fast foods from your routine.
- If you consume meat, make sure it’s grass-fed, humanely treated beef or poultry that has no antibiotics or hormones.
- And by all means, avoid sugar—in all its forms that aren’t naturally derived, and even then, keep them at a minimum.
We understand it’s a process to make what may be a huge transition in your eating habits, but if you take to heart the centuries-old adage: “You are what you eat,” it will become more clear to you how you need to take control of the choices you make in regard to nutrition.
You have a choice:
You can either spend your money now on the smartest, healthiest foods;
Or you can spend your money later on doctors, harmful medications, attempts to thwart disease, and hospital stays.
Which sounds better to you?
- Q: Does sugar feed cancer cells? A: Yes.
- Q: Can sugar cause other health conditions that can lead to cancer? A: Definitely.
- Q: Should I limit my sugar consumption? A: Absolutely.
For invaluable knowledge and insight that will forever change how you look at sugar, addicting additives, and food as medicine, watch the powerful documentary Hungry for Change, available through Netflix, Amazon, and many other online sources. You’ll cease being a victim of manipulation by the food industry and take back yours and your children’s lives in a monumental way … and the understanding and empowerment will begin within the first five minutes, guaranteed.