Anti-cancer diet.

George1947
By George1947 Latest Reply 2012-05-18 22:52:19 -0500
Started 2012-04-30 16:25:17 -0500

I've looked at a diet that's supposed to be helpful in preventing cancer and found it interesting that the diet seems to be a very low carb way of eating… It seems that the theory is that sugar feeds cancer and carbs turn into sugar in the body, so reducing carbs may reduce the likelyhood of cancer… Maybe carbs are at the root of many of our modern ills?


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mama dunf
mama dunf 2012-05-12 18:57:26 -0500 Report

When a person is diagonised with cancer they usually receive what is called a PET-scan. During this, they inject a type of "sugar" into the blood. When the person is then scanned, thel cancer cells, no matter their size, with show up like light bulbs. The cancer is attracted to the sugar.This is one of the best ways doctors have to find even the smallest cancer cells. I don't know what happens to the diabetic who has this test. I don't know how our bodies would react to the "sugar" injection.

George1947
George1947 2012-05-13 03:28:47 -0500 Report

From my experience, as long as my numbers are near normal, my PETscans are excellent. That type of scan is what I have to have for my cancer as the other tests they run usually, don't work for me…

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-30 16:49:59 -0500 Report

Sure could be a big part of the issue, George. Another related piece could be how grains have changed over recent years and now have higher carb counts.

George1947
George1947 2012-05-01 04:03:29 -0500 Report

They also have higher gluten content as well as other agents that aren't really good for us… To much of our food is "enhanced" beyond healthy…

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-05-01 17:21:00 -0500 Report

Definitely and I have felt so much better and my BGs have been much more manageable since I went gluten free a few months ago. Feel like it's a whole new me.

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