Do Not Feed Your Cancer!

In Healing with the Seven Principles of Mindfulness: How to Thrive and Succeed in a Complex Cancer System, there is a small section on “The Cancer Diet.” The major point of that section is, “Do not feed your cancer!” What does this mean?

Cancer thrives on sugar – almost any kind of sugar. Why do you think doctors use a sugar solution when they do a PET scan? It is because the cancer draw in the sugar right away.

Here is more information about sugar:

Sugar“Annual per capita sugar consumption in the United States was 5  pounds per person in 1700, 23 pounds in 1800, 70 pounds in 1900, and 152 pounds today. This is why we talk about sugar when we begin talking about what ails us. Want to go wild? Here’s how. Don’t eat sugar, not in any form. Not sucrose, not pure cane sugar, not high-fructose corn syrup, not honey, not in all those other polysyllabic chemical names that reveal industrial processes rooted in corn: maltodextrin, dextrose, sorbitol, mannitol. Not apple juice. John thinks this is one of the hidden causes of childhood obesity, even in households where there is very good parenting.

Don’t eat dense packages of carbohydrates, particularly refined flour. No bread, no pasta, no bagels, certainly no cookies. No grain, period. Not even whole grain. Don’t eat trans fats. Period. And you may have figured out the derivative rule by now. Trans fats and sugars are the foundation of processed food. Do not eat processed food.”
— John Ratey and Richard Manning from Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

I have to tell you that during the 2013 episode, I got off glutton, chocolate, sugar, soy, vinegar, and a few other things while I was undergoing chemotherapy. Now I am back to normal, which is total moderation of my chocolate and sugar intake.

When are you going to cut back on sugar and soft drinks?

Books by Go Wild

Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization

John J. Ratey
Richard Manning

The scientific evidence behind why maintaining a lifestyle more like that of our ancestors will restore our health and well-being.

In GO WILD, Harvard Medical School Professor John Ratey, MD, and journalist Richard Manning reveal that although civilization has rapidly evolve… [Read More…]

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