DIABESITY AND CANCER
Cancer is in fact a metabolic disease!
I will explain in greater detail what I mean by this statement later in the article. But first, let’s take a look at the biological mechanism of cancer on a cellular level. Have you ever considered what exactly a cancer cell is and where it comes from? By its purest definition, cancer is basically just a mutant cell which was once a perfectly healthy cell. It was once Dr Jekyll, now it is Mr Hyde, and Mr Hyde is always extremely hungry! Voracious! It takes a great deal of energy to be evil! Can you guess what Dr Hyde’s preferred source of energy is? May we have a drumroll please………? Yes indeed, you guessed right (hopefully), it is carbohydrates!
Cancer Loves Sugar
Cancer cells need lots of glucose for energy, a nice big dose of sugar in whatever form you choose to consume it, i.e. rice, potatoes, bread, fruit, candy, donuts, ice cream, etc. Whether the carbohydrate is “simple” or “complex”, high glycemic or low glycemic, is irrelevant. Cancer cells do not care what time the meal is served, as long as it consists primarily of carbohydrates. They do not possess “metabolic flexibility”, the ability to run on either glucose or fatty acids, as do normal healthy cells. This is because, unlike normal cells in the body, cancer cells cannot fuel themselves on ketones, i.e. free fatty acids derived from dietary fat or body fat, they can only run on carbohydrate. By this point, I’m quite sure that you are starting to arrive at the inescapable conclusion that if you want to get cancer with a quickness, just eat lots of carbs and do so as often as possible!
A Low Carbohydrate Diet Can Help
We have known for a long time now that everyone can benefit from a low carbohydrate diet, from the perspective of both diabetes and heart disease, but it is only recently that the more progressive medical community is becoming increasingly aware of the close link between cancer and high blood sugar. We here at Diabesity Doc do not believe that the alarming increase in cancer rates in the United States proportionate with carbohydrate consumption is merely a coincidence. Although correlation does not equal causation, there is a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific evidence clearly linking cancer to overconsumption of carbohydrates via a bio-molecular pathway known as AGE’s (Advanced Glycation End products), which are somewhat like the personal assistants of cancer cells, bringing the cells whatever they need to thrive and to replicate, hence applicable in the often-heard phrase “her cancer has spread to her…” One of the most insidious characteristics of cancer cells is that they often recruit perfectly healthy neighboring cells to join their evil mutant army, a phenomenon that doctors formally refer to as “metastasis”.
Now we are finally starting to see the root cause of nearly all chronic diseases: diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, obesity (yes, it is a disease), insulin resistance, leptin resistance, pancreatic dysfunction, kidney dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, gallbladder disease, fatty liver, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, IBS, diarrhea, constipation, joint pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis, neuropathy, retinopathy, glaucoma, periodontal disease, chronic infections, autoimmunity, leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, impotence, adrenal fatigue and exhaustion, headaches and migraines, insomnia, chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and of course cancer!
What is the only thing that all of these conditions have in common? Sugar, AKA carbohydrate, glucose, sucrose, fructose, fructans, lactose, galactose, maltose, pectin. All roads lead back to sugar in all it’s yummy incarnations. What a hefty price we pay for our sugar. No greater price than the dreaded “C” word, cancer! So do not feed your cancer, starve it!