Cancer Treatment and Your Diet

 

If there’s one thing that angers me, it’s the manner in which health professionals go about feeding their patients when they are battling illness, whether in the hospital or at home.  Specifically, cancer patients are exceptionally vulnerable when they undergo chemotherapy and other forms of treatment, and nutrition is vital in order to keep cancer from recurring.

I had a very close friend and neighbor pass away from breast cancer in 2015 and I remember the years that she was undergoing treatment, with my visits sometimes including a meal for her and maybe the occasional bourbon. Her oncologist was a well-known and well-respected colleague that I considered a friend. When she told me that her instructions were to “eat anything I wanted, just keep keep my weight up,” my heart dropped. And a quick glance in her fridge confirmed my fears: soda, ice cream, hamburger meat and the dreaded Ensure. I know she’s not the exception.

Modern cancer treatment negligently ignores how food contributes to cancer progression and fails to recognize the role a strong immune system plays in recovery and achieving favorable outcome.  

So why are certain foods so bad for you when you’re fighting cancer? The scientific explanations would turn this into more of a novel but there are two key points here. First is the effect of processed sugar and the second is the consequences of eating meat.

The story with meat consumption and cancer tells an important role of a protein called IGF-1, or insulin-like growth factor-1. IGF-1 is important in promoting growth both in the womb and in early childhood. Produced by the liver, it is key in bone and muscle development and sexual maturation. So although IGF-1 is critical for growth and development during childhood, if those levels remain high in adulthood, it speeds up the aging process, reduces immune function and promotes cancer. IGF-1 doesn’t just help transform normal cells into cancer cells but it helps tumors to survive, grow, spread and invade healthy tissue. Chemotherapy drugs have been developed to target the IGF-1 pathway and in fact, decreasing dietary IGF-1 levels is recognized as one of the most important ways to prevent cancer.

So what raises IGF-1 levels? It’s animal products – all animal-derived foods including milk, cheese, eggs and meat. For those fighting cancer, consuming meat and dairy actively promotes the growth of your tumor.

Then there is processed sugar. The effects that sugar has on the body is toxic and a little frightening. When you have cancer, the stakes are even higher. Processed sugar is so bad because when your body attempts to metabolize it, large amounts of free radicals are produced. Free radicals damage cells and DNA, and decrease immune function.  Immune function is king when fighting cancer because infection is the most common reason that people on chemotherapy are hospitalized or pass away. A strong immune system is also the body’s primary defense against cancer and it is the cells of the immune system that find the tumor and (like Pac-Man) gobbles it up.

Sugar is also especially dangerous for those with cancer because when you eat a big dose of sugar, your body must release a big surge of insulin to clear it from your bloodstream. But insulin doesn’t only lower blood sugar levels, it’s a growth hormone and growth hormones predictably cause cancers to grow.

Plain and simple, you shouldn’t be eating things that actively make your cancer grow. If doctors prescribed cigarettes for lung cancer, there would be outrage. The same applies to dangerous nutritional advice.

 

2 Comments

  1. Stephen

    My father was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer that spread to 1 lymph node April 2016. he had 2 tumors one at 3 cm and the other at 5 cm. we were given no hope whatsoever. He was in such bad shape he couldn’t get chemo or radiation. We had no choice then, other than to keep on taking him to the hospital, but all efforts to treat him in the hospital was to no avail, we  almost lose hope, until a friend of mine told me about a herbal doctor who cured his kidney disease, I was left with no choice than to contact the herbal doctor, because I was not ready to lose my Dad yet, so I contacted him and before the next day he sent me a mail, and I explained to him what My Dad was passing through, and he told me he could cure my Dad, but I had doubt in my mind because he asked me to send money to him to get the items to prepare the Cancer cure for my Dad, but I gave it a second thought and sent him the money, because nothing is worth more than human life, and as soon as he received it, he sent me a message and told me that he will prepare the cure in 2 days and send it to me on the third day, I was still thinking that I have fell victim of Scam, not knowing I was with the right doctor, so after 2 days he told me to send him my address, and behold I received a package on the third day from Courier delivery service, and I opened it and it was the cancer cure for my Dad, I followed his instructions on how to use the medication, and after 5 days of use I was shocked to see my Dad in a more healthy condition, and my Dad used the cure for two weeks, and the Herbal doctor told me to take my Dad to the hospital for check up, and I did, to my greatest surprise, the Doctor couldn’t find any symptoms of cancer on my Dad, and this is how my Dad became hale and healthy again, 

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    Reply
    • admin

      I’m sorry to hear about your dad, but I’m glad he’s improving. Of course, you should always be cautious about unscrupulous people selling “snake oil” to those that are sick. But I always say that you can’t argue with results. It’s good that people are at least trying to explore complementary therapies, and not just relying on chemotherapy.
      Good luck to you and your family.

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