Scott: You talked a little bit about nutrition. When it comes to cancer, what role does sugar play?
Ty Bollinger: Sugar... sugar plays a huge part because sugar is the primary food of cancer. Cancer loves to eat sugar. It doesn't really... necessarily eat it, that's just my non-doctor perspective. But the cancer ferments glucose, in order to produce energy. And cells have to produce energy to live. So cancer cells are anaerobic, they ferment glucose in order to live. So sugar plays a huge role. If you deprive them of their primary fuel requirement, you have a good chance of killing them.
And so cancer is... because cancer loves sugar, sugar is the first thing that should go in an anti-cancer diet. If you're really serious about combating cancer or preventing cancer, don't eat sugar. I don't eat sugar. Now sometimes I'll ingest and I won't know it. If somebody serves me some baked chicken with a sauce over the top of it, it's probably got sugar. I'm gonna eat it, ok? I'm going to eat it. But I don't add sugar to my foods. I don't eat white, processed sugar. I don't eat desserts. So sugar's a good thing to eliminate.
Now the next question would be, what about fruits? Because fruits are high in natural sugar. Your body metabolizes fruits much different than table sugar. Now if you're a cancer patient and you feel led, you can eliminate all fruits, that can't be a bad decision. But maybe you don't want to. I know many people that have done, that are... they call themselves fruitarians. I know a lady from Panama that had developed a very serious breast cancer. She took on a fruitarian diet. All she ate was fruit. Totally cured her cancer! OK? But it's up to you. The main thing is I would recommend avoiding processed sugars. The natural sugars in fruits and vegetables are much more utilizable by your body and less harmful than anything processed like white sugar.
Scott: So if sugar's bad, then artificial sweeteners must take care of that problem, right?
Ty: Yeah! Well, yeah, you don't get the calories with the artificial sweeteners, but the calories are not the problem, necessarily. For instance with aspartame. Aspartame's a huge problem, because it's a neurotoxin. Dr. Blaylock talked a little bit about that last week when we talked. He's heavy into aspartame and MSG, as a matter of fact. Both which are excitotoxins, they excite your brain cells to death. Aspartame's a problem because it causes brain lesions, brain cancers, stroke, nervousness, jittering, I mean, there's a list of five hundred symptoms that aspartame causes. Now how did it ever get approved in our food supply? That's a story in and of itself with G.D. Searle and Donald Rumsfeld back in the early 80's. And you can read about it in many places online about how that actually got approved. It was actually on a Pentagon list of bio warfare agents in the mid 70's. It was stumbled upon by a scientist at GD Searle that was working on insecticides, and he found one that was sweet. That's, that is the inception of aspartame. Stay away from it! Because not only does it cause brain lesions and cause brain cancers and cause a host of other problems. And this has been documented by the adverse, what's it called? Not the vaccine adverse reaction but by the... there's a list that the FDA compiles of adverse reactions to different chemicals. This has been accounted for. And if you extrapolate... based on the fact that only I think 10 percent of people that actually have a bad reaction, report them. And based on the actual numbers, I think it's extrapolated something like ten million cases, or problems with aspartame, has been, have been... would've been reported over the last twenty years if everything had been reported, instead of just a fraction. I don't know if that makes sense? It means that aspartame... the problems with aspartame are universal. Everybody has problems. The main... the most common one is headache. How many people do you know that say 'after I drink a diet Coke, I get a headache?' It's because of the aspartame.
But not only that, it's the fact that aspartame... if you're looking to lose weight, and you're replacing sugar with aspartame to avoid the calories, it's been shown that aspartame triggers receptors in your brain that make you hungrier later. So while you drink the coke, diet coke or diet pepsi or whatever, you may not be getting the calories. And hour from now you're going to go eat food you wouldn't have eaten before, because it just created this hunger sensation in your body because it stimulated these different neurotransmitters in your brain that make you hungry later. So... and that's why, how often do you see a huge fat guy drinking a diet coke? Something ain't working right there, Scott. And it's because, well, he may have been fat before. I'm not saying that. But it definitely creates hunger in a person later.
What role does sugar play in cancer and cancer prevention? Medical researcher Ty Bollinger discusses the role sugar plays in cancer and prevention. He also discusses the difference between processed sugars and natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables. Also find out what artificial sweeteners do and if they are a good substitute.
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