There are two main principles here – support the natural function of the body, especially the immune system, and stop feeding the cancer. Cancer cells are known to use a fermentation process that is dependent on glucose. Very simply, stop eating sugar, and you starve the cancer cells.
This means ALL sugar – processed, natural, and even high-sugar fruits. The most dangerous sugars are the processed forms, such as high fructose corn syrup. Along with feeding cancer, fructose is toxic to the liver which impairs the immune system. Fructose consumption also leads to high blood pressure, gout, fatty liver, obesity, and diabetes.
Beware of ‘natural’ sugars such as cane sugar, maple syrup, and honey. They all still act like sugar in the body, and will feed the cancer cells. Dried fruits are high in sugar and should be minimized. The most nutritionally beneficial fruit are dark berries such as blueberries. Some fruit is ok, but it should not be a major part of your diet. Eat lots of above-ground vegetables such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and summer squashes. Root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, and beets are starchy, essentially turning to sugar in the body and are processed the same way.
This is an important first step to start with. Next time, we will discuss the importance of fat in the diet, and which to avoid. Stay tuned…..
To your health!