Avoid Sugar, Help Your Immune System

Sugar – how we love it and how it wreaks havoc in our bodies and our immune system.

I was watching “60 Minutes” recently and watched their opening segment on sugar and its effects on our health.

If you missed it, click here to watch it. It’s a DON’T MISS episode.


There is a lot of controversy between natural health practitioners and conventional medicine doctors as to whether sugar is or is not detrimental when you have cancer.

There are those that will tell you that every cell in the body requires glucose (sugar) for fuel and that sugar is NOT detrimental, but simply fuel for cells.

So, you’ve watched the 60 Minutes episode on sugar, you’ve seen that side of the argument.  Here’s a more moderate approach offered to us by the website Caring 4 Cancer.  I’ll let you decide for yourself (which is always the best way) whether sugar plays a role in cancer.

The fact is, high insulin levels (which occur as a result of having lots of sugar in your diet) are associated with a 283% increased risk of breast cancer.

Sugar also depresses your immune system by 50-90% for up to 5 hours after consumption, something cancer patients absolutely cannot afford to have happen.

Cancer cells act much differently than normal cells. Normal cells need oxygen. Cancer cells despise oxygen. In fact, oxygen therapy is a favorite among many of the alternative clinics I have researched.

You see, cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation.  If you know anything about making wine, you’ll know that fermentation requires sugar.

Most natural therapists recommend a specific sort of diet – juicing organic vegetables and fruits is one of the best because the juices contain living enzymes and vitamins which will help to kill the cancer cells.  Cancer cells like cooked foods over raw because cooking destroys enzymes and heat sensitive vitamins.

If you need more information about juicing, see my page Diet and Cancer and my article: The 12 Best Benefits of Juicing for Breast Cancer.

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