Cancer & Sugar (40,000 X)
Re: Cancer loves sugar.
Of course, cancer loves sugar.
It’s an ISOPARASITE.
Cancer loves everything you love to eat and drink.
Cancer is your EVIL TWIN.
If vitamins and minerals are good for you, they’re good for cancer.
There’s a Big Villain and a Small Hero locked in your prison cell.
How do you kill the Big Villain?
Stop sending food to the cell.
It works every time.
Of course, the Small Hero dies first.
The Big Villain robs the food out of the Small Hero’s mouth.
Then he gobbles up the Small Hero too.
Matthew Tontonoz (“Beyond Sugar: What Cancer Cells Need to Grow,” Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Apr. 24, 2019) wrote …
“In 1955, an American doctor named Harry Eagle made a surprising discovery about cancer cells growing in a dish: They required ridiculous amounts of glutamine. Without this chemical, the cells would stop growing and eventually die, despite having all the other known requirements for life.”
Ray Peat (“Cancer: Disorder and Energy,” 2014) wrote …
“Tumors have been called ‘nitrogen traps’ or ‘glutamine traps,’ but this has meaning beyond the use of the nitrogen for growth; it is involved in the energetic inefficiency of this process, and the reorganizing effects this wasteful flow of energy has on the tissue structure (Medina, 2001). When glutamine enters the Krebs cycle to be used as fuel, this interferes with the ability to oxidize glucose, causing more lactic acid to be formed, contributing to the excitation and increased energy requirement.”
Aubrey de Grey (Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime, 2007) wrote …
“… one established effect of very low carbohydrate diets of the Atkins type is to bring down both triglyceride levels and the body’s total exposure to carbohydrates, so some advocates have hypothesized that those diets would reduce a person’s AGE [advanced glycation end-product] burden. Unfortunately, it turns out that the metabolic state that these diets induce (the notorious ‘ketosis’) has the unfortunate side effect of causing a jump in the production of the oxoaldehyde methylglyoxal, a major precursor of AGEs that is also, ironically, produced within the cells of diabetic patients when they are forced to take in more glucose than they can immediately process.”
According to the same source …
“A recent study tested the size of this effect in healthy people who successfully followed the first two phases of the Atkins diet for a month, and who had the ketones in their urine to prove that they were sticking to the diet. These previously healthy people suffered a doubling of their methylglyoxal levels, leading to concentrations even worse than those seen in poorly controlled diabetics. Like other oxoaldehydes, methylglyoxal is far more chemically reactive than blood sugar (up to 40,000 times more reactive, in fact), and is known to cause wide-ranging damage in the body, of which AGE cross-links are but one example. This potentially makes the Atkins diet a recipe for accelerated AGEing, not a reprieve from it.”