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?..."
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.