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Is there a connection between sugar and cancer?

Sugar is PoisonI recently received an email from my Naturopath, Dr. Nelson Bulmash about how sugar feeds cancer. As a fitness professional and a natural health advocate, I’ve always thought of sugar as being a “cancer” to your health (i.e., obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, etc.,), but I never thought about sugar and it’s possible connection to cancer.

I was so struck by this, that I felt I needed to share the information Dr. Bulmash sent out in his email to his patients.

Sugar feeds cancer

 In the 1930s Otto Warburg discovered some very important facts about cancer.  One of his most important discoveries is what differentiates a cancer cell from a normal, healthy cell.  His discoveries earned him a Nobel Prize.

Warburg’s discovery tells us that cancer metabolizes much differently than normal cells.  The metabolism of cancer is approximately 8 times greater than the metabolism of normal cells.  Cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation and, like all fermentation, this process requires sugar. 

With such a high rate of metabolism, the body of a person with cancer is constantly overworked trying to feed the cancer.  The cancer is always on the verge of starvation and always asking the body to feed it.  If the food supply is cut off, the cancer begins to starve unless it can make the body produce sugar to feed itself.

 The body will attempt to feed the cancer by producing sugar from proteins (not carbohydrates or fats) in a process called glycogenesis.  This produces cachexia – a wasting syndrome.  This sugar feeds the cancer.  The body finally dies of starvation, trying to feed the cancer.

Knowing that one’s cancer needs sugar, does it make sense to feed it sugar?   

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Disclaimer:  I am NOT a doctor nor is this medical advice.  This is for informational purposes only and not meant to diagnose any illnesses, diseases or cancers or cure any illnesses, diseases or cancers and you should consult with a qualified health care professional.

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