Over the past 50 years, our lifestyles have been turned upside down, and the cancer epidemic that we see today may be caused by a number of factors – notably, our diet, exposure to numerous chemical products, and the stress that leads us to “bad eating” and “bad-being” etc.
At the beginning of the Paleolithic age, there were no fast food, ready meals and no grocery stores or little shops that stayed open 24 hours a day.
Our ancestors’ diet essentially consisted of proteins, healthy fats, vegetables with fruits being the only source of “good” sugar, and in small quantities on account of the seasons.
We now know that 45% of cancers are linked to bad dietary habits and especially the increase in sugar intake…
Refined, white table sugar; the silent killer…
Chemically speaking, white table sugar is almost 100% sucrose (a carbohydrate), which gives it the sweet taste; this is one of the reasons why it (these molecules) is used as an additive in the food industry.
White table sugar has passed through a refinement stage that stripped away its vitamins and minerals to yield refined sugar.
There also exist different varieties of sugars used in cooking, such as:
Unrefined, or whole, sugar
Blond, filtered sugar
Brown cane sugar
The average annual consumption of white sugar in the United States is 76 kg, compared to less than 3 kg a century ago!
In 2002, National Soft Drink Association was proud to announce that Americans used to consume 200 liters of sugary drinks per year!
And that was back in 2002! I leave the situation today to your imagination!
Yet more proof that profits take priority over our right to live healthy and happy on this planet…
In addition to simply adding flavor, sugar also makes its way into numerous manufactured food products, with the food industry rejoicing in its low cost. There, sugar can be used in numerous products with long shelf-lives and can lead to addiction.
It is only after the warnings of the dangers of smoking, warnings of the dangers linked to an excess of dietary fats (saturated or trans fats especially), and encouragements to eat more fruit and vegetables, to do a physical activity and to lower our blood pressure and cholesterol intake that the public health efforts finally warn us of the dangers of sugar, which may be considered as the most dangerous dietary component out of all the ones we consume.
Excessive sugar consumption increases the risk of diabetes and obesity.
Unfortunately, fat storage (obesity) turns carcinogenic because of the enzymes called “aromatases” transforming innocuous hormones into carcinogenic ones.
Eat less rapidly absorbed sugars (simple sugars / fast sugars)
Brown cane sugars, syrups, corn starch and potatoes, white flour, candy, gelatin desserts, jams, carbonated drinks, soft drinks, white bread, pasta, pizza, cakes, whipped cream, ice cream, flans, sugars, cookies, pie, crackers.
Pearl barley, white rice, and all the other commercial cereals are also refined carbohydrates.
Easily assimilated by the body (fast sugars), with a raised glycemic index; the pancreas is stimulated by the appearance of simple sugars (glucose), which create hyperglycemia. The blood sugar level goes above 1 g/L (1.05, 1.10, 1.20, 1.30, etc.); the pancreas then secretes insulin, a hormone that lowers the blood sugar level until balance is reestablished (1 gram per liter of blood).
As such, our pancreas is strained, irritated, and aggravated, which in a few years’ time can lead to cancer, seeing as how the pancreatic gland is a relatively fragile organ.
Of 100 cases where the illness has reached the cellular level of the pancreatic duct, 5% recover.
Of those who are operable, 10 to 20% recover.
Pancreatic cancer is responsible for over 300,000 deaths around the world per year.
It has also exhibited a clear growth over the past 30 years.
Eat more slowly absorbed sugars (complex sugars)
Fruits, vegetables (fresh, dried, or legumes), nuts, and whole grains (cereals).
In addition to an abundance of carbohydrates (simple, double, and complex sugars), they contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water.
As a key factor for avoiding cancer – but also as the number one thing to consider for weight loss – the reduction or complete elimination of this silent killer, sugar, is unavoidable…
What about you? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below.
To understand the discoveries of Otto Heinrich Warburg (Nobel laureate in Medicine, 1931)
These deserve a close read. Otto Warburg explains that his work has been able to show what makes the life and proliferation of cancer cells possible (and not just what makes them appear, which one can read about online).
He shows how cancer cells feed on sugar and, forming, produce acid to lead to a progressive drop in the tissue pH levels. As the pH drops (acid/base balance) the tumor feels itself more and more at ease and proliferates happily, to the point of metastasis (cancer that has spread).
The role that sugar plays in cancer is thus very simple: it is a growth booster (and not a cause). The more sugar you eat, the more you stimulate tumor growth.