SUGAR AIN’T SWEET

BLOG #2

This will be the first of many more blogs to come on how I reversed my own cancer.  If you would like, you can check out my first blog about my story.

Sugar is very addictive, it is like a drug, the more you eat, the more you want.  I was a junk food junkie, I craved cookies, cakes, ice cream, and white bread.  The more the merrier, I went along like this for many years.  At that time, I was an avid “Gym Goer” I told myself, “oh I can have that huge piece of cheese cake because I will just work it off.”  My sugar intake caught up to me, leaving me bloated, tired and sick.  Eventually, it turned out to be breast cancer.  I don’t know how I got the cancer, but my horrible eating habits did not help.

When you are trying to prevent cancer, the number one thing to give up is sugar.  It actually feeds the cancer, it makes your body acidic and cancer loves to live and breed in this kind of environment.  Sugar will speed up the growth of tumors, that is what happened to me.

The key thing to do is to become a “Label Reader” sugar can hide in so many foods.  If sugar is the first ingredient, don’t even bother with it.  Also, watch out for foods that get converted over to sugar like white rice, white bread and white potatoes.

Sugar in it’s natural form comes from sugar cane, then it gets stripped of it’s color by bleaching it and then you loose all of the vitamins and minerals.   Sugar is just a bunch of empty calories!

We all have cancer cells in our bodies, these cells start to mutate when we  over load our systems with sugar.  Then our immune system becomes weakened and then you fall prey to cancer.  Sugar screws up your white blood cells causing a weakened immune system.  Then that leads to catching all sorts of illness and infections.  We need to keep our white blood cells strong to fight off germs and illnesses.  When you consume sugar it destroys the ability of white blood cells to kill germs for up to 5 hours after eating it.  It is a good idea to choose foods with five grams of sugar per serving or less.  The body does not  register anything  five grams and under.  Sugar drains calcium, which makes you age faster.  It also overloads your body with acid responsible for arthritis.  A hight sugar diet makes arthritis and fibromyaligia pain worse.  There are more and more children getting ADD, this is due to a high sugar diet.  When you remove or lessen your sugar intake, and replace it with a whole food diet, you will have less cravings for it.  Right after dinner, I was the one searching for something sweet in the pantry.  Now, I grab a fruit or don’t have any dessert at all, it is doable.  Sugar is a hard thing to stop, especially if you have been over doing it for many years.  But, when you do give it up, a new world will open up for you.  You will be blessed with more energy, better skin and will loose weight.  Start slow, if you are really craving it, take a small bite and get rid of it.  Better yet, clear your cabinets out and replace everything with fruits, veggies and nuts.  Keep yourself full of nutritious food so you won’t binge on junk, eat every 2 to 3 hours to rev up your metabolism.

SUBSTITUTES FOR SUGAR

STEVIA –  It has been used in South America for over 1500 years.  It does not contain any calories and is 25 times sweeter than sugar.  It comes from a plant and is in powder and liquid form.

SUCANAT – It is made from granulated cane juice.  It is not stripped of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and molasses.  *It is still a concentrated sweetener, use it carefully if you have sugar balance problems.

XYLITOL – A sweetner derived from plums, birch wood chips, strawberries and corn which is safe for diabetics and hypoglycemics.  It is also know for fighting infections, tooth decay and sinusitis, (in nasal spray)  *It can cause diarrhea in some people, use it sparingly until you get used to it.

WATCH OUT FOR THESE MAN MADE SWEETENERS

ASPARTAME (NUTRA SWEET AND EQUAL) – It is 200 times sweeter than sugar.  It is linked to blood sugar problems, high blood pressure, insomnia, hypoglycemia, diabetes, ovarian cancer and brain tumors.  Aspartame is also associated with brain damage in fetuses.  Some side affects are:  Severe headaches, extreme dizziness, attention difficulties, memory loss, slurred speech, throat swelling, allergic effects and retina deterioration.  Dangerous side effects are worse when Nutra Sweet is used hot or cooked, as in pre-pared foods.  These effects are reversible when Nutra Sweet consumption is stopped.  Over time, methanol toxicity from aspartame can mimic the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis and lupus, both diseases common for diet soda drinkers.  Many causes of MS and lupus are actually misdiagnosed.  Sometimes just eliminating aspartame can cause complete remission of symptoms.  Also Aspartame contains 10% Methanol which can cause oxygen deprivation.  At high altitudes, this effect is magnified causing sudden memory loss, visual problems and epileptic  seizures.  Grand Mal seizures are another side affect of Aspartame, especially serious for pilots or people flying.

ACESULFAME K, ACESUFLAME POTASSIUM – Is 200 times sweeter than sugar and boots the sweetening effect of other sweeteners.  Animal tests show it aggrivates reactive hypoglycemia, produces lung tumors, breast tumors, thymus tumors, some forms of leukemia and respiratory disease even when less than maximum doses were given.

SURALOSE, CHLORINATED SURCROSE (SPLENDA) – It is 400 to 800 times sweeter than sugar.  Research from the Japanese Food Sanitation Council reveals that up to 40% of this sweetening chemical is absorbed and may concentrate in the liver, kidneys and gastrointential tract.  FDA studies say that it is not carcinogenic and did not cause significant genetic change, birth defects and brain or nerve damage.  Some experts feel the original data was flawed and that sucralose may pose hazards to human health and to the environment.  In animal testing sucralose is linked to 40% shrinkage of the thymus gland, atrophy of the lympth follicles in the spleen and thymus, enlarged liver and kidneys, decreased red blood cell count, aborted pregnancy and diarrhea.

AGAVE NECTAR – High fructose sweetener it’s 90% solids, a percentage much greater than traditional high fructose corn syrup.  This amount of fructose  may aggravate a copper deficiency linked to serious coronary problems.  Agave may cause disintegration of red blood cells, irritate the skin and the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, depress the central nervous system, and immune response, and may cause miscarriage.

The key thing to do is do everything in moderation, keep your sugar levels low and eat a clean diet.  This is how I changed my life.

Eat Right For Your Life,

Carol

Here are a couple of cancers that you may have a risk of getting if you over due sugar:  Breast Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.

Some of the information has come from the book Healthy Healing, by Linda Paige

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ashley mayhew
    Mar 24, 2011 @ 17:12:45

    Thanks for all the good information Carol!!! How do I get to your first blog about your story??

    Ashley:)

    Reply

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    Jul 27, 2014 @ 00:06:18

    There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this issue.
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