- Do all of our loved ones & friends KNOW ?
- Read ALL food & drink labels!
- * Note: Taken from Health Sciences Institute e-Alert – Melissa Young – 5/29/18
When doctors and researchers talk about a cure for cancer, it usually involves the development of extremely risky drugs, ones that will probably kill just as many patients as they “cure.”
But what it all boils down to is preventing what kills 90 percent of those who end up dying from a malignancy: the “successful” metastasis of cancer cells.
That’s when cancer cells escape from the original tumor and set up shop in other parts of the body, frequently the liver. And while doctors can typically remove the primary tumor, these traveling cancer cells often become unstoppable.
Now, Duke University scientists have discovered what could very well be the most important finding to date about how to keep cancer from metastasizing.
And by taking a few simple steps to cut off the food supply these killer cells use to multiply and thrive, it may be possible to stop them right in their tracks… something you can start doing right away!
‘Like a kid in a candy store’
The process by which cancer cells “detach” from a tumor and make their way to a new location inside your body isn’t all that simple. It’s more like an evil alien traveling through a dark galaxy while having to evade the defensive force of your immune system — and then setting up a completely new “microenvironment” to live in.
Of course, these killer cells also need food once at their new location, which is where this exciting new research comes in – the discovery that what cancer cells love to eat most of all is fructose. That’s right… as in high-fructose corn syrup.
“When cancer cells get to the liver, they’re like a kid in a candy store,” said one of the Duke scientists. And fructose, which is stored in the liver, is the perfect fuel to “create building blocks for growing more cancer cells.”
Once these malignant cells “rewire themselves” to easily utilize that fructose, they can become “unstoppable,” the researchers found.
While this new information is vital to both scientists and cancer patients alike, it’s not the first time that fructose has been implicated in the development and progression of deadly cancers.
Almost two years ago, MD Anderson researchers found that “it was specifically fructose” that is responsible for triggering an increase in breast cancer and its deadly metastasis.
And in 2010, University of California, Los Angeles, researchers discovered that fructose was like rocket fuel for pancreatic cancer cells, which can easily use the sweetener to divide and multiply.
The scientists who conducted the UCLA study commented at the time that they hoped the federal government would make some effort to “step back on the amount of high-fructose corn syrup in our diets.”
Well, I don’t think there’s much chance of that happening. But that’s something we can put into action all on our own – the only help necessary might be a good pair of readers to take to the supermarket with you!
A few decades ago, all you had to do was avoid soda if you wanted to dodge HFCS. Now, however, it’s in foods from yogurt to bread to condiments like relish and ketchup.
The good news is that more and more food manufacturers are taking it out of their products than ever before, thanks to informed shoppers like us. But you still have to be on the lookout for other forms of fructose.
That means checking labels and steering clear of any foods or drinks with added “fruit sugar” or any form of HFCS (which might have a number after it, such as HFCS 90, which means it’s 90 percent fructose!) – not to mention “fructose” itself!
Other ingredients to avoid include crystalline fructose and agave syrup, which is also sold as a bottled sweetener and is almost 100 percent fructose.
But don’t avoid actual fruit (meaning the real deal, not some gummies or fruit strips). While it does contain fructose, it’s “packaged” by Mother Nature in a way that allows you to digest it in a different and healthier way.
Even though we might not have our hands on a cure for cancer yet, if lives can be saved by eliminating added fructose from our diets, that’s really all that matters.
To Stopping the Spread of Cancer,
“Metastatic cancer gorges on fructose in the liver” Duke University, April 26, 2018, ScienceDaily, sciencedaily.com