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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Cancer Cells Are Sugar Junkies! Kill 'em with a Low-Carb Diet!

Sugar Junkie Cancer Cells

If a doctor were to prescribe a diet for prevention of cancer, what would that diet be - wow, could it be a low-carb diet? Cool, hey?!

Brain cancer tumor patients respond well, whereas normal treatment can be very rough.

The Inuit (Eskimos) did not know about cancer in their population for generations, but then upon introduction of the Western diet, they became just as susceptible to cancer as what we are in our modern society with all our modern convenience foods.

So, this is the conclusion: "It is beyond doubt that it is highly processed foods that are the major dietary cause of cancer, particularly as they are inevitably based on cheap concentrated carbohydrates." The anti-dote - a low-carb diet.


Ryan Robitaille said...

Another high-five for the (nearly) zero-carbohydrate Eskimo Diet.

As far as the cancer links, I'm surprised that you don't hear more about it more often. You'd think that the media would be all over it (at least MORE than they have been).

Apparently, Insulin is a major fuel for cancerous cells and tumors - on a low-carb diet they are slowed down and sometimes stunted completely (and occasionally even shrink!). Hey, that's good enough of an endorsement for me (as if the weight loss and other health benefits didn't do it already!)

Great blog, by the way! :)

Jennifer said...

Ryan, thank you for your interesting comments and thanks for the compliment too. :-)

I agree it is strange that we don't hear about this more often in the media. It is such a well-kept secret, it would appear. It's sad. I guess the low-fat diet (read: high carb, more sugar) became such an accepted way to treat everything, that change is slow to come and few want to admit that they were wrong.

I think you hit the nail on the head - it is the high insulin levels that cause so much trouble in the body. Lower those, lower inflammation, lower fat storage, lower disease risks, and look better - wow! I could not agree with you more. It is a healthier way to eat, but fairly difficult to stick with religiously as we are bombarded daily by tempting carbs all around us. It is worth it to stay the course and even if one veers off, to get back as quickly as possible.