Cancer has been traced to the excessive use of sugar
harmful about sugar? What a question to ask! I thought EVERYBODY knew that sugar
is a major contributor to cancer.
Cancer seems to be an
ever-looming fear on the horizon for many people. I'm sure we all know some one
who has suffered from this terrible disease. And many of us may worry that this
life threatening illness just might take over our own bodies.
However, if you take a
pro-active approach to your health and life, you can significantly reduce your
chances of experiencing cancer which is often a life-style induced disease.
Treating cancer alternatively discusses many ways to be pro-active.
Nutritionists and scientists,
treat all sugar the same. Sugar is sugar. We need to re-evaluate that belief.
Natural sugar in organic food has an enzymatic effect in nutritional
well-being. Chemically processed sugars cause nutritional deficiencies.
The natural sugar found in
fresh organic foods is different than the chemically processed sugar used in
The natural organic sugar
found in fresh fruits, vegetables, as well as the sugar from raw sugar cane and
sap from different trees can easily be digested by our immune system and is
This raw, unprocessed sugar
is created in direct relationship to all the other vitamins, minerals, and
supplements of that particular organic food product. The body uses this sugar
entirely different than the chemically processed refined sugar used in packaged
When sugar is extracted from
a food and tested separately it does not have the same enzymatic reactions as
when it is consumed as a whole raw organic product.
Our bodies need a wide
variety of raw, unprocessed sugar from organic fruits and vegetables and sugar
sources such as organic raw honey, sugar cane and other forms of sugar.
There is a major difference
between organic raw sugar and chemically processed sugar used in manufacturing
of packaged foods. Processed sugar causes nutritional deficiencies in our
Treating cancer alternatively
gives our bodies the natural organic raw foods that build our immune systems
thereby destroying cancer cells and healing our bodies of many debilitating
Chemically processed sugar
Chemically processed sugar causes irritation
and weakening of the immune system, mucous membranes of the body and robs teeth,
bones and blood of a great percentage of their minerals.
Inflammatory diseases of the breathing and
digestive organs result from the use of white and brown chemically processed
sugar. Diseases of the throat, nose, chest, and of the skin are frequently due
to the use of white and brown sugar.
When the human body is overloaded with such
sugar and sugar mixtures, both in solid and in liquid form, nutritional
deficiencies causes the vitality of the body cells to be afflicted and the may
cause swellings and mucous discharges.
Inflammatory diseases are intensified in direct proportion to the
amount of sugar used.
Cancer and diabetes have been traced to the
excessive use of sugar, as so has poliomyelitis, and inflammation of the grey
matter of the spinal cord, which causes painful crippling of the body.
One of the biggest contributors
to the cancer epidemic is the mass amounts of sugar being consumed regularly by
the average individual.
For most people, this is in
the form of white, refined sugar. The sugar industry might try to tell you that
sugar is simply a harmless source of carbohydrates. This is not true!
What they don't tell you is
that refined sugar:
disrupts your blood sugar,
signals your body to store (and hold on
depletes your body of important minerals,
induces dramatic mood swings,
makes you tired and irritable, and
is very "addicting."
When you eat a large quantity
of sugar, your pancreas is forced to pump out a large amount of insulin to
utilize the sugar as fuel.
However, while consuming a
small amount of carbohydrates is normal, and healthy, the large amount that many
of us consume generates a huge insulin response that ends up signaling the body
to store all incoming carbohydrates as fat. Now, while this does not directly
cause cancer, the state of being overweight with high blood sugar can definitely
set the stage for this deadly illness.
Sugar turns your body into a
nice, suitable breeding ground for cancer by devastating your immune system.
Your body uses vitamin C to
fight off illness and to keep you healthy. However, when you consume vast
amounts of sugar, the sugar molecules (which are similar to vitamin C in
structure) "battle" for entry into your cells. So, essentially, if you are
allowing huge amounts of sugar into your body, more glucose is going into your
cells than necessary and less crucial vitamin C. As a result, your
immune system will suffer.
To be metabolized by the
body, sugar will also draw upon your body's vitamin and mineral stores to
complete the job. This is because refined sugar has been nutritionally depleted
in the refining process.
Therefore, it is really easy
to see why excess sugar consumption can lead to vitamin and mineral
deficiencies. In addition, when your body is low in essential vitamins and
minerals, the proper metabolization of fatty acids and cholesterol is also
impaired leading to a build up of plague in the arteries, poor circulation, and
an overall degradation in one's state of health.
So, essentially, it is really
relatively simple to understand how a diet high in sugar can contribute to
Excess sugar leads to excess,
unnecessary fat gain, significantly impairs your
immune system, and depletes your body of the
necessary vitamins and minerals it requires to function optimally.
And of course, cancer isn't
the only illness spurred by large sugar intake. Obesity, heart disease, and less
serious ailments like arthritis, fibromyalgia, acne, migraines, the common cold,
and more are caused by the large amount of sugar intake.
So, keep your body healthy
and happy by starting to reduce the sugar in your diet today.
Prevention is a wonderful,
empowering way to give you peace of mind in a seemingly volatile and
History of Sugar
Excessive use of refined sugar in the United
States has become a serious nutritional problem, especially in the last half
One hundred years ago less than one-tenth as
much sugar per capita was consumed as food in this country, as compared with
During that same century, while the death rate
from acute disease dropped considerably, statistics showed alarming increases in
many of the degenerative diseases.
These diseases are thought by many scientific investigators to be
at least in part the result of excessive use of refined sugar.
While Americans have shown a significant
increase in these chronic diseases, other people of the world who have been
eating no refined sugar, or white flour, have not.
Unrefined sugar, especially as it occurs in nature, eaten in SMALL
amounts, seems less objectionable because it is associated with the necessary
minerals and some vitamins.
Refined sugar, however, has a wide field of
usefulness in industry. It is one of the cheapest organic chemicals on the
market. New industrial uses are being found constantly.
Through research work undertaken at many large
universities in the United States and financed from funds contributed by the
Sugar Research Foundation, Inc., such industrial uses are multiplied.
Part of its effort, however, is being expended
upon trying to further the use of sugar as a food. The foundation claims that
because on of the end product of sucrose is glucose, which is life’s necessity
to the body, sucrose must be a good food. NOT SO.
My husband became septic with bacteria throughout his
body. He was in intensive care for 22 days.
They gave him glucose and every few hours had to treat him with
insulin to keep his body in balance.
During recovery the medical team was convinced that he was
diabetic. He was treated with insulin throughout the day and night.
It is amazing how much soda, ice cream, sweets that are served in the hospital.
His diet changed, to drinking fresh juice and eating fresh organic
fruits and vegetables. He stopped the intake of processed sugars, his body
rebalanced and he no longer needed insulin.
Another problem is corn syrup which is
considered a vegetable by the food industry, but a sugar by the body.
The definition of a food is, “That which sustains life and promotes
Sugar refined to the state of being a pure chemical or drug, has
been fed to rats and found to shorten life and stop growth. Therefore sugar
can’t be called a food.
Like alcohol, sugar furnishes calories to the
body along with detrimental substance that use nutrients needed for body
A drug is defined as “any substance used as a
chemical ingredient in the arts.” Pharmacists agree that sugar meets the
requirements of this definition.
Scientific evidence supports the following
Throughout the world, wherever unrefined or
natural sugars are found, an all-wise Creator has always accompanied them with
vitamins and minerals which are of importance to the body in the digestion and
metabolism of those sugars. For thousands of years mankind lived without sugar
and was in good health.
Modern man came along after thousands of years
and managed to refine sugar and corn syrup to an almost pure state. The
resulting chemical product, sucrose, now easily available in large quantities at
low cost, is playing an important part in our present-day problems of
civilization, especially in the cause of cancer and other degenerative diseases.
Like alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee, and chocolate, sugar is
Sugar eaters crave candy and sweet drinks.
Cola drinks are doubly habit-forming because they also contain caffeine, in
addition to a large amount of sugar.
Sugar eating creates deficiencies of nutrients
even in people taking “vitamin pills,” because most vitamin tablets or capsules
now on the market contain several isolated synthetic vitamins. These chronic
deficiencies show their effects in a long list of degenerative conditions and
illnesses, many of which have been thought to be practically incurable.
Sugar drinks are replacing milk and water in
many of our American diets.
This not only means less calcium for bone
growth, but also means reduction of the calcium needed for heart action and the
coagulation of the blood. Sugar itself further discourages calcium metabolism.
Nervousness results and predisposes poor work habits, actual nervous breakdown,
and even mental disease.
Effects Of Sugar In Middle And Old Age.
Sugar eating is a number one predisposing
cause of cancer and other debilitating diseases such as arthritis, neuritis, and
rheumatism (now know as Fibromyalgia), as well as many of the other chronic
diseases, like insanity, and heart disease.
From childhood to old age the chronic
complaint of gas in the stomach and bowel has been widespread. One of the causes
of this condition is sugar.
Sugar irritates the linings of the stomach and
intestine, probably by virtue of it tendency to promote fungal growth and its
hypertonic effect on the tender mucous membrane. This results in the failure of
the normal digestive process and delayed emptying time of the stomach.
In the meantime, the sugar ferments (yeast
fungus) and forms gas which creates pain, and other symptoms of indigestion.
This may result in a person’s being under or overweight.
Lowing of the hydrochloric acid content in the
stomach is another result of refined sugar eating. Low acidity of the stomach is
found to be fairly common, especially in people who have reached middle age.
Sugar and fats in the diet are now not only
higher than ever before in the history of the race of man, but fats, sugar, and
white flour – a bad combination—are now also used widely in pastries, cookies,
main dishes and many other modern recipes.
The amount of sugar intake is thought to be a
chief cause of low stomach acidity frequently confused with “sour” stomach and
is often even by doctors themselves mistaken for too high acidity.
The result is that the individual is given
alkaline or aluminum medications to neutralize acidity while the real trouble is
insufficient acid in the stomach plus depleted bicarbonate reserves in the small
Low stomach acidity with low bicarbonate
reserves, resulting at least in part from the use of refined sugar, leads to a
long list of other degenerative diseases that are seen especially among the
middle-aged and elderly people in America, where the people have been call the
“sugar gluttons of the world”.
Processed sugar intake causes nutritional deficiencies in the body.
Because of low bicarbonate reserves and low
stomach acidity caused by the processed sugar, iron is not easily absorbed from
one’s food. Thus it is difficult for the body to make up for its iron losses.
This is manifest in various forms of anemia.
Calcium also is not absorbed with individuals
of low acidity of the stomach. Low calcium causes another long list of chronic
illnesses, among which are rickets, heart disease, muscular twitching,
nervousness, tiredness, and numerous nervous and bone diseases including
fractures. Milk cannot be digested in a digest tract hampered by excess
sugars. So calcium cannot be utilized.
Another condition of processed sugar, due to
this lowered acidity of the stomach and decreased bicarbonate reserve, is poor
digestion of proteins. The incompletely digested proteins absorbed into the
blood are thought to be an important cause of certain types of allergy.
Processed sugar encourages low stomach acidity
which also causes unabsorbed calcium to combine with the fatty acids. This in
turn forms calcium soaps which are wastefully excreted in the stool. This fatty
stool carries out with it much of the body’s valuable fat soluble vitamins such
as vitamin A, D, E, and K.
Excess intake of chemically processed sugar causes nutritional
deficiencies in our body. Nutritional deficiencies weaken the
immune system. The
immune system is what destroys the cancer cells.
Obesity is another unpleasant condition justly
earned by “sugar gluttons”. Sugar and other refined carbohydrates lead to
water-logging of the body tissues.
People who are fat should actually be declared
malnourished. This could be seen if their excess toxin and water were removed
from the body tissues.
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiencies are found
in may sugar eaters. This causes abnormally slow oxidation in body cells,
leaving incompletely oxidized toxic products in the blood.
The growth of cancer is accelerated by sugar
eating. Cancer in America is also on the increase right now when sugar
consumption is greatly increasing. This further suggests to some of us a
relationship of the two.
Colds, tonsillitis, sinus infections, and
other catarrhal diseases are worse in eaters of sugar. When an individual goes
on a normal nutritious dietary regime, these infections are much more easily
Tuberculosis and other infections and bacteria
strikes harder at the “sugar glutton” when (s)he is exposed to germs. His/her
resistance is lowered, and the bacillus grows more rapidly in his/her body. It
has long been known that a good nutritious diet goes far in helping the
individual recover from this disease.
People can become allergic to sugar. But
usually it is the internal yeast growth and its’ toxic products, from eating
excess sugars, that cause the allergy. Through sugar eating the body
biochemistry changes so that the adrenal glands are unable to cope
satisfactorily with the toxic state. Many allergic persons are greatly
benefited when they make no other change except to eliminate sugar from their
Among the conditions included under this
heading of sugar allergy are:
migraine or nervous headache,
various food allergies, which
stomach and bowel disorders,
Sugar is a dangerous addictive food that we are serving up to our
children and loved ones from birth to death.
Sugar is used in a variety of forms in hospitals, dental offices,
family celebrations, for rewards, gifts and in and all occasions.
We are giving gifts of poison to our loved ones!
Heat disease, today’s number one killer, is
another condition made worse by nutrient deficiencies. Especially bad for the
heart is deficiency of Vitamin B1 or thiamine which a person developed from
excessive eating of sugar as explained earlier.
Hardening of the arteries and high blood
pressure relate to the use of excess sugar in the diet. It also leads to
calcium deposits in the vessels. When sugar is eaten, the blood serum
phosphorous drops and continues to drop for several hours. During this time
calcium, apparently being absorbed by the bones, rises in the blood serum to a
Thus at a time about six hours after a few
ounces of candy or ice cream have been eaten, the serum phosphorous is very low,
and the serum calcium is undesirably high. Recovery from this condition takes
from hours to days.
This excess calcium in the blood serum of
individuals, who frequently eat refined sugar, may be an important factor in the
Because of sugar’s ability to lower physical
efficiency, sugar and corn syrup should be avoided by athletes and all those
engaged in important physical activities.
Thus instead of furnishing candy to the
servicemen and war workers, they should have been given good nourishing food and
should have been discouraged from eating refined sugar foods. What about the
Some families are much greater consumers of
sugar than others.
While no direct comparison of such families
can easily be made, a recently published report shows that something that
influences people by families is operating to cause similar diseases to occur in
husband and wife after they have lived together many years.
Refined sugar and corn syrup is
not really needed by the body.
Wholesome foods supply ample
glucose to satisfy the body needs for the energy in our daily lives. These
foods include fresh organic fruits, vegetables, dairy products, meat, fish,
eggs, and whole grains, unprocessed.
Refined sugar is a drug or
chemical which appears to be responsible for many diseases of infancy,
childhood, middle and old age.
Refined sugar, like alcohol, is
habit-forming, and is also in many other ways like alcohol.
Even honey, molasses, raw sugar,
and dried fruits should be eaten in small quantities and with “prudence.”
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
result indirectly from the use of refined sugar. These are not satisfactorily
replaced by taking vitamin pills.
Refined sugar eating often
results in the decay of the teeth, diabetes, indigestion, gas, skin diseases,
anemia, obesity, infections, colds, and sinusitis; and the use of refined sugar
is aid to predispose to arthritis, tuberculosis, cancer, high blood pressure,
allergy, lowered physical efficiency, chronic tiredness, and a long list of
other ailments that lead to sickness, misery, and premature death.
Refined sugar is difficult to
avoid because it is found in a high percentage of todays packaged, canned, and
other modern processed foods.
If one can avoid eating
sugar, one can expect more vibrant health, and a longer life with greater
freedom from some of the acute and chronic diseases and complaints which many
modern doctors are unable to diagnose or to treat successfully.
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