Thursday, August 22, 2013
The Sweet Truth About Cancer
I want to take a moment today and talk about cancer. Yes, cancer. I just read an article on what is considered one of its main causes (in general): Sugar. Yes, you heard me right, sugar. But let's get a little more specific, shall we? Cancer thrives on simple, yet processed sugars that come from--you guessed it--processed foods. I also came upon another website that has been popping its ads on teh side of my facebook page for weeks now, and that's "The 5 foods you should never eat" if you want to lose weight. The first 'food' they mention is in actuality not a food--it's processed orange juice! Whoa. If you can't drink orange juice what the heck can you drink? Well, the thing is, processed orange juice is robbed of a natural ingredient--fiber. The fiber curbs the influence of the sugar on the body, but without it, the body tends to simply store it as fat. Back to the cancer topic. The article I read stated that cancer cells actually create ATP (a short way of saying energy, usually needed for healthy) by fermenting sugar within mitochondria (the energy centers of the cell). Fermentation, according to wikipedia is 'a form of anaerobic digestion that generates adenosine triphosphate (ATP)'. Anaerobic means there is no oxygen present. Therefore cancer cannot thrive around oxygen, but it absolutely can survive by fermenting sugar. What my mind spontaneously did was to link the two websites: Cancer loving fermented sugar and the processed foods/orange juice bit. If people continue to consume processed foods, particularly those loaded with sugar, not only does the body store it as fat, but cancer cells can be nurtured here. Now, this isn't the be-all-end-all conclusion, but you can see what I'm getting at here. Though fat is a molecule, not a cell, certain kinds of fats called phospholipids actually make up the membrane of each cell, and if sugar is stored as fat, cancer cells have a nice stable environment in which to grow without interruption. Listen, I'm not a doctor or a health professional (YET), but I know how to connect the dots. People with a heavily processed diet may have fat pockets of cancer in their bodies that they're holding onto, and they can't get rid of the fat that is lovingly proctecting the cancer because they continue to consume processed sugar! Which, by the way, is in many processed foods, even those foods you wouldn't think have sugar. The general process of processed foods is that the foods are stripped of all their essential nutrients, possibly dyed and a preservative solution is sprayed or applied to the food, and then processed sugar or salt is added in order to make the food more palatable (because it tastes like crap at this point). Here is the website detailing the 5 foods you should never eat and the website discussing the sweet cause of cancer. Eat organic, non-processed, non-genetically modified food, and you're taking one step in the journey toward absolute physical health. BOOM, over 500 words, didn't know if I could do it this time. Excelsior Expansion Joymagic, G.A.B.E. P.S. Even organic foods can cause this stuff. Stay away from fruit snacks like gummy worms or bears, even if it says organic. It may have organic sugar, but it can still contribute to an un healthy carcinogenic body.