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Fructose Fuels Cancer Cells

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The following information in quotes was condensed from Dr. Jonathan V. Wright's Nutrition & Healing e-mail newsletter:

"...fructose is more or less the absolute favourite food of cancer cells. ,,,"
"It's...gobbled up by countless people in large amounts by in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFC). ..."
"US researchers at the University of California Los Angeles found that pancreatic cancer cells use fructose to divide and multiply. It's basically a superfood for cancer cells..."
"Cancer cells use fructose and glucose in two different ways. They can live off regular sugar (glucose), but fructose is what fuels their division."
"The research team responsible for this work now hopes to develop a drug that can stop cancer cells from using fructose."
"Is it just me, or does that sound totally insane? How about we just stick with getting rid of the stuff?..."

In addition:
HFC isn't the only dangerous sweetener in commercial products.
If you're unaware of the dangers of artificial sweeteners, there is a "No Artificial Sweeteners!" team here at SparkPeople, run by Carols_Journey.
The team messageboard is actually a library of information arranged in categories.
If you're already aware of the dangers, you can join the team just to display the No Artificial Sweeteners logo on your SparkPage so others will get the message.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BILBY4 2/17/2011 4:25AM

    Refined sugar in general is nasty. There's nothing particularly 'natural' about sucrose in its isolated form. This article is a great resource for the 'why' of added sugar being bad for you. HFCS is certainly part of the problem (though less of a problem in Australia because we don't have a massive corn industry propped up by massive government subsidies):
Dr. Martin classified refined sugar as a poison because it has been depleted of its life forces, vitamins and minerals. "What is left consists of pure, refined carbohydrates. The body cannot utilize this refined starch and carbohydrate unless the depleted proteins, vitamins and minerals are present. Nature supplies these elements in each plant in quantities sufficient to metabolize the carbohydrate in that particular plant. There is no excess for other added carbohydrates. Incomplete carbohydrate metabolism results in the formation of 'toxic metabolite' such as pyruvic acid and abnormal sugars containing five carbon atoms. Pyruvic acid accumulates in the brain and nervous system and the abnormal sugars in the red blood cells. These toxic metabolites interfere with the respiration of the cells. They cannot get sufficient oxygen to survive and function normally. In time, some of the cells die. This interferes with the function of a part of the body and is the beginning of degenerative disease."

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DJ4HEALTH 2/16/2011 11:04PM

    Wish I could get my husband to stop using them, emoticon

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KARIRDH3 2/16/2011 9:23PM

    WOW! Thanks for sharing that information!!! (Kinda scary...)

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