Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah were one of the first to discover that sugar “feeds” tumors. According to the Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study, “Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads,” as much as 40 percent of US healthcare expenditures are for diseases directly related to the over-consumption of sugar. The fact that sugar and obesity are linked to an increased risk of cancer is now well-recognized but oncologists still do not talk about diet to their patients. The next lesson/chapters is about our first thoughts on diet and then the next two are sugar related!

According to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is its toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Its link with the onset of diabetes is such that punitive regulations, such as a tax on all foods and drinks that contain “added’’ sugar, are now warranted researchers have concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as placing age limits on the sale of such products.

Sugar turns the body into a suitable breeding ground for viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer. Sugar plays a major role in the nation’s obesity crisis and everyone knows obesity increases the incidence of cancer. The more sugar we consume to greater our oxidative stress and inflammation.

We can prevent disease by eating well and help treat disease with concentrated nutritional substances, organic food, ketogenic diets for cancer patients, and even by fasting. Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, a researcher with the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, said “cancer is starved” by eating a diet that is restricted in carbohydrates but high in certain fats. Cancer loves sugar so not eating any starves cancer.