For over 35 years our practice has told cancer patients that there is a major connection of sugar in the diet and cancer growth. Only to have them come back stating their Oncologist said it was nonsense sugar makes no difference.
Today most doctors feel the same, even though there are numerous medical studies showing the sugar cancer connection. They say losing weight is the only concern and patients should try to eat anything that is appealing including ice cream and fruit smoothies etc.
At The Tree of Life Wellness Center we have found cancer patients who eat nutritious high calorie foods, vegetable juicing, and non-dairy protein drinks with good fats (all low in the glycemic index, responded much better to treatments both conventional and natural than patients who didn’t.
If you have cancer or know someone who does, please share this important information with them. Share this with your Oncologists & nutritionists too!
Preventing weight loss during cancer treatment is important, but feeding sugar to the beast you are trying to get rid of is beyond any reasonable logic given the medical studies available now.
Dr. Lorenzo Cohen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center concurs, "A lot of patients are told it doesn't matter what you eat after you are diagnosed with cancer. This preliminary animal research suggests that it does matter. The majority of cancer patients don't die of their primary tumor. They die of metastatic disease."
According to the study he co-authored and funded by the National Institutes of Health from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, published in the Jan. 1, 2016 online issue of Cancer Research, demonstrated dietary sugar's effect on an enzymatic signaling pathway known as 12-LOX (12-lipoxygenase) in relation to cancer tumor growth.
Dr. Peiying Yang also co-author states, "We found that sucrose intake in mice comparable to levels of Western diets led to increased tumor growth and metastasis, when compared to a non-sugar starch diet. This was due, in part, to increased expression of 12-LOX and a related fatty acid called 12-HETE."
Dr. Cohen added that the data suggested that dietary sugar induces 12-LOX signaling to increase risks for breast cancer development and metastasis. He says, "We determined that it was specifically fructose, in table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, ubiquitous within our food system, which was responsible for facilitating lung metastasis and 12-HETE production in breast tumors.”
The researchers said sucrose or table sugar is actually composed of two sugars: glucose and fructose. Any sugar helped make the tumors grow faster, but fructose did it significantly more.
They found fructose is processed more by the liver, glucose by the pancreas and other organs. When the mice got more fructose, they grew larger tumors and faster. This supports other findings that have also shown pancreatic tumors thrive on fructose.
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Jane Jansen Naturopath Tree of Life Wellness Center Inc.
Host of Holistic Healthline Radio Holistichealthline.com