Body Cleanse – Detox Program - 21 Day Body Makeover
Does Sugar Feed Cancer?
It’s no surprise that cancer rates are currently on the rise. Recent scientific research has linked sugar consumption to cancer growth. And sugar consumption is more prevalent than ever.
One hundred years ago, the average American ate 4 pounds of sugar per year. These days the average American consumes 40 times that much at 160 pounds a year.
How is this quantity possible? It’s because most processed foods are loaded with sugar to make them more palatable. Sugar, in the form of high fructose corn syrup, is put in products we would expect like soda, cereal and coffee drinks. But it is also put into foods we wouldn’t expect like peanut butter, marinara sauce and salad dressing. A small cup of flavored, sweetened yogurt can contain more sugar than a candy bar.
Multiple research studies on lab mice have found that sugar consumption contributes to cancer growth. Mice fed as much high fructose corn syrup as the average American eats (relative to size) developed a much higher rate of lung and breast cancer than mice fed a low sugar diet.
But just like sugar can feed cancer cells and fuel their growth, lack of sugar can starve tumors and greatly decrease their growth.
After their diagnosis, many cancer patients are told by doctors that what they eat will not influence their health condition. This is not true.
Take the example of a man name Fred Hatfield. In 2012 he was diagnosed with aggressive cancer in his skeletal structure. He went to three different doctors for a second opinion and was told by all three that he only had 3 months to live.
Because he had nothing to lose, Fred did his own research and found out about the ketogenic diet. This low sugar, low starch diet is believed to slow down the growth of cancer cells. After going on the ketogenic diet, Fred’s cancer went into remission.
He is still here and enjoying life 4 years later. Of course, he and his wife had to change the way they eat, choosing to cook their food from scratch instead of eating processed convenience foods.
Another study on mice backs up the validity of Fred’s anecdotal example. In a Florida study, lab mice with cancer were fed a ketogenic diet and had a similar response as humans. Their cancer was slowed or eradicated and they lived much longer.
Ketogenic diets no only exclude processed sugar and other natural sweeteners like honey and maple syrup, they also exclude starchy carbohydrates, like bread and pasta, which quickly break down into sugar in the body. Starchy foods like sweet potatoes, most fruit and white potatoes are also avoided on the ketogenic diet. The diet consists mostly of non-starchy veggies, protein and fat.
The reason this diet works so well for cancer control is that healthy cells, which are also fueled by sugar, have the ability to metabolically adapt to burning fat for fuel. Healthy cells can adapt to burning ketones for fuel instead of sugar. Cancer cells don’t have the ability to adapt and only use sugar for fuel. Without sugar and starch to make them thrive, cancer cells starve.
Avoiding sugar and processed foods and cooking food from scratch are the best ways to prevent cancer or slow down cancer growth for those who have it. The ketogenic diet is additional healing support for advanced cancer cases.
There’s another major cause of cancer and that’s toxicity in the body that can’t be cleared because of sluggish detox channels. That’s why doing a comprehensive cleanse like the 21 Day Body Makeover is the best way to minimize incoming toxins, clear detox channels and toxins and calm inflammation in the body.
The 21 Day Body Makeover will also help get rid of those addictive sugar cravings by supporting the body’s blood sugar balance and resetting taste buds to crave foods that are more nutritious and less sweet.