The Sugar/Cancer Issue:
There is a large body of evidence in both medical and Naturopathic fields that implicates Sugar/Glucose playing a significant part in the cause and subsequent feeding of cancer cells!!! Through our studies and reasoning we were in no doubt that we had to eliminate processed sugar and limit sugar inducing foods from Sue’s diet.
Sugar acidifies the body and greatly contributes to acidosis (over acidity of the body). As the second side of the same coin the acidifying nature of sugar causes a depletion of the cellular oxygen, to cause what is termed as an ‘anaerobic’ body environment. The acidification and oxygen deprivation promotes fermentation of sugars within the body which in turn changes the body’s cells from the normal ‘oxygen’ respiration to ‘fermentation’ respiration.
The starvation of oxygen and subsequent fermentation process shuts down the body cells normal functions which are to absorb nutrients and to utilise energy. In the cells natural attempts to survive in these in deoxygenated body conditions they go into out of control cell division and replication, cancer!
There are other issues that may be ‘triggers’ for cancer but acidosis and an anaerobic environment seem to be the essential underlying criteria for cancer to develop. The triggers can be things like smoking, a bruise, Candida or anything that kick-starts the healing process and immune system into gear.
In 1932 Dr Otto Warburg won the high prestigious ‘Nobel Prize’ for his pioneering works on cell respiration and cancer. His research identified that cell respiration from oxygen to fermentation was a major causative issue in the development of cancer cells.
Just imagine all those years ago and this knowledge has not been utilised, even though Dr Warburg won the Nobel Prize for it. Some might say suppressed. The following is a seriously damning quotation from the Nobel Prize winning Dr Otto Warburg towards the cancer industry:
“Nobody today can say that one does not know what the prime cause of cancer is. On the contrary, there is no disease whose prime cause is better known, so that today ignorance is no longer an excuse for avoiding measures for prevention. That the prevention of cancer will come there is no doubt. But how long prevention will be avoided depends on how long the prophets of agnosticism will succeed in inhibiting the application of scientific knowledge in the cancer field. In the meantime, millions of men and women must die of cancer unnecessarily”.
Dr Warburgs nobel Prize was for the work which concluded that ‘the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen … in normal body cells by fermentation of sugar’.
As incredibly interesting and eye opening as this is, you do not need to understand all of the biological complexities of cells to know that this knowledge can be used in the armoury to fight cancer.
We chose to get rid of the sugar!!! The avoidance of sugar however should not be seen as a silver bullet, this is what we considered a very important part of the overall armoury.