My teacher and mentor, Dr Morse wrote this as a rebuttle against the Hippocrates Clinic's outrageous claims against fruit! Awesome article, and very educational! Enjoy!...
MORE SUGAR CRAP!!! This type of fallacy is dangerous! A Naturopathic Perspective of the recent article posted on the Hippocrates Health Institute e-Newsletter
High Sugar Levels Increase Cancer and Mortality Risk
Elevated blood sugar levels and diabetes are risk factors for developing several types of cancer and mortality, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea. The researchers followed over 1.2 million Koreans for 10 years, tracking new cancer cases and following the death rate caused by this disease. For those without diabetes, cancer risk increased fasting blood sugar level. The study is published in the January 12, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
"Although past research has shown that having diabetes or an elevated glucose level increases cancer risk, the evidence has been mixed and many of the studies to date were relatively small," said Jonathan M. Samet, MD, MS, co-author of the study and the Bloomberg School of Public Health Jacob I and Irene B. Fabrikant Professor of Health, Risk and Society and chair of the Department of Epidemiology.
The researchers carried out a 10-year study of 1,298,385 Korean men and women, aged 30 to 95 years. The study participants were members of the National Health Insurance Corp., which provides health insurance to government employees, teachers and their dependents. The participants provided information on their lifestyles and medical histories. Fasting blood samples were taken at biennial medical examinations.
The risk of developing cancer was comparable to the risk of dying from cancer. The group with the highest fasting glucose levels (greater than 140 mg/dL) had higher death rates from all cancers combined. In men, the strongest associations were for pancreatic cancer; significant associations were also found in men for cancers of the esophagus, liver colon/rectum. In women, the strongest links were to cancers of the liver and cervix.
The authors note that the study participants were substantially leaner than the typical Western population. They concluded that glucose intolerance may be one way that obesity increases cancer risk and that the rising obesity rates may increase future cancer rates.
"This study provides more information on glucose intolerance, an emerging cause of cancer. It points to increased cancer risk as another adverse consequence of rising obesity around the world," concluded, Sun Ha Jee, PhD, MHS, lead author of the study and an adjunct assistant professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health's Department of Epidemiology and an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Cisease Control at Yonsei University.
The study authors were supported in part by grants from the National Cancer Institute.
The above article in the Hippocrates Health Institute's e-newsletter shows the continued stupidity and narrow-mindedness that we see surrounding sugars. Please review my article on the difference between complex sugars and simple sugars, so you have somewhat of an understanding in relationship to these sugars. Many clients come to me after spending a week or two at Hippocrates telling me that they feel worse than before and are craving fruits, and for some the story was worse. You cannot starve the body for energy in a state of dis-ease! In highly depleted cases, even vegetables can cause too much energy loss through extensive digestion.
Now let's look at science in regards to cellular physiology and its relationship to the above article. First, your cells are very much like your car engine or any other machine that has moving parts. Energy is the main factor in function and mobility in this universe. Energy is the intelligence of creation. Chemistry is simply vibrational frequencies of energy. With this understood, the most popular source of energy on this planet is carbon and oxygen. These are the two main constituents of the air you breathe, besides nitrogen. Carbon and oxygen keep the air predominantly alkaline as well as providing a source of energy to all life.
We use the chemistry of carbon and oxygen to provide fuel to run most engines at this time. Even crystal energy has carbon in its matrix. In most engines we combine oxygen (carburetor) with carbon (gasoline) to create energy; then we funnel the acid wastes out of the exhaust (lymphatic system).
Your physical body requires the same process. Oxygen and carbon (sugars, which are carbohydrates) combine at the cellular level to create ATP (Adrenison Triphosphate) ATP is cellular energy.
Without sugar (carbon) your cells will die. The same is said about oxygen. Sugar is the main need of a cell in it's functional ability, without which it will begin to die and mutate. This then sets up an Immune Response to the cell (s). Your body does not burn amino acids (proteins) for energy, nor fats. They can be broken down into glucose for this purpose, but at great cost to the health of the individual. Burning a protein for energy is like using the walls of your house to burn in your fireplace.
Now with these facts in mind, this article is true and probably very factual. What does it mean when you're fasting blood glucose level is high? This is an indicator that either your pancreas is not supplying enough insulin to "carry" glucose through the cell wall or your adrenal glands are not controlling sugar metabolism properly. (Always remember your Adrenal Glands control sugar metabolism!!!)
Now glucose, even being a simple sugar and found in vegetables, requires insulin to "carry" it into a cell. This is very important to note, as fructose is also a simple sugar, but much more "electrically alive." Fructose does not require insulin to be "carried" through a cell wall, it is merely pulled in by diffusion.
This is ideal for diabetics or anyone with adrenal gland problems (most cancers) as fructose will "feed" the cell and allow ATP to be formed. If you are having insulin or adrenal problems and you starve your body for sugars, you are starving all your cells. Your body's health depends upon the health of its cells! A cancer cell is an "acid damaged" cell or a "starved" cell which mutates as acids continue to break it down. Trying to "starve" or kill cancer cells is a dangerous practice.
Most diabetics have kidney weakness as the adrenal glands sit on top of them and the adrenal glands are always somewhat involved in all diabetics, as they control sugar metabolism. Diabetics are very vulnerable to cancer as weak kidneys obstruct the proper flow and cleansing of one's lymphatic (sewer) system, which deals mostly with cellular and parasitic wastes (acids). The lymphatic system is one's main immune system. The system that cleans you.
If you take a diabetic who has cancer and only feed them concentrated greens (which is very high in glucose), especially wheat grass juice, it can cause a lot of problems for them, in that they already have glucose problems in the first place. Excessive glucose without metabolism can cause excess fungal growth and high carbonic acid levels to build up in the body. With the philosophy of the Hippocrates, due to the way they interpret this study, you would have to use high protein diets (medical thinking) for these clients - and yet a high protein diet with cancer is deadly! If anything, this type of diet causes cancer in humans.
It is off point to think that one must "kill" or starve a cancer cell. Yes, sugar feeds all cells even cancer cells this is off point though in that to 'starve' a cancer cell you will affect all your cells. This same philosophy is used in chemotherapy and in the medical community. This is ridiculous in that if you damage or weaken your other cells, they will then become your new A-typical or cancer cells. The point of cancer is your sewer system - the Lymphatic System. It is your "sewer system" which removes and neutralizes cellular wastes (acids) and damaged cells. It's the "acids" that can kill you. By the way, the pH of chemotherapy is equivalent to battery acid!
Hippocrates Institute, in my opinion, is quite off base and can hurt people who have sugar metabolism problems where fruit would help them tremendously. All of our diabetics get fruit. Diabetes is one of the easiest conditions to cure! To summarize: those who have higher fasting glucose levels are starving their cells for essential carbon, which is vital in keeping a cell healthy and alive. Fruits would be very advisable in these cases, as fruit sugars can be used by cellswhere pancreatic and adrenal function can block glucose (vegetable sugar) entry. You might initially have some blood glucose "loading" but this will disappear and your cells will be getting energy and therefore, the atrophy will stop.
Remember also that fruits are much more electrical (energetic) to one's body and are much higher in antioxidants and astringents than vegetables, which makes them ideal in cancer cases where one must understand the lymphatic system.
Now about sugars and fungus....First understand the role of fungi, bacterium and the like....These are nature's janitors. The fungal family is a "fermented sugar" family. They grow in or on fermented foods, e.g. breads, cheeses and "overly ripe" fruit, etc. They only grow on fruit when fruit is on its way out (starting to rot). Fruits will clean one's lymphatic system and "stir up the pot," so to speak but won't feed them any more than glucose. Stop complex sugars (starch), which gives the body too much sugar, which the body can't use! This will create fat and call up the fungal family to help eliminate the excess as well as creating excessive carbonic acid; on top of this, the fungi family will create uric acid!
An herbal fungal kill, along with tissue cleansing will correct this issue.
With all of the above understood, one must learn to clean out, rebuild and regenerate the body (cells). If you have a pancreatic and/or adrenal gland weakness, fix it! The problem with most health care practitioners is that they don't know how to fix and rebuild the problem; few even know why cells fail!
Do yourself a favor and don't fall into the trap and illusion of those who do not know science and misinterpret these types of studies to fit their own misguided belief systems. The homosapian is a frugivore. Fruits are the gifts of the plant kingdom to man. Herbivores eat plants and are designed much differently than we are. (See my book: "The Detox Miracle Sourcebook.") Our clinics' clients have a 90% or better "cure rate" in those that have all types of cancer who go on our health programs. We use a lot of fruits in our health programs, especially grapes. Our cancer clients who used a high amount of grapes eliminated their cancers in as little as 45 days. Most in as little as 2 to 3 months.
Eat plenty of fruits, use herbs to kill any fungal activity in your body and fix the adrenal glands (sugar metabolism). And stay away from "starches" (complex sugars). This is too much sugar for man, and sugar breaks down into Carbonic Acid! The missing link is our great friends = the Botanicals!
Never fear nature, understand it!
A tragic myth: The truth about sugars
As the engine in your car needs a carbon-based fuel to run, so does your physical body. Of the main constitutients, your body needs to function amino acids, fatty acids, and sugars are primary. However, it is sugar mixed with oxygen that your body requires to run the machine. To understand sugars better, simple definitions of sugars are necessary.
Monosaccharides: A single or simple sugar, e.g., glucose, fructose, or galactos, also known as carbohydrates
Poly or Disaccharides: Starch or complex sugars consisting of several glucose/fructose bonds depending upon the type of starch or carbohydrate.
Your body uses digestion to separate the simple from the complex. In other words, your body can't use proteins, it can only use amino acids. So the body must break down a complex amino acid structure (called a protein) into amino acids; fats to fatty acids; and starch or complex sugars to simple sugars. With this factual information, it should start to become evident that sugars are a big factor in health! Your body mixes glucose or fructose with oxygen to achieve cellular energy known as ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Without ATP a cell will weaken and become attacked (mainly by parasites), or bonded with a virus, or antigen.
You must understand your body does not use proteins for energy. It is only the adrenaline or epinephrine in meat that is energetic. This is a problem in that your adrenal glands are supposed to supply your body with adrenaline, when needed, for nerve function.
When you consume complex sugars, as in anything complex, your body now has to deal with the overload of simple sugars and now has to store them as fat, excrete what it can, and use the fungal family to help it rid itself of all the unneeded sugar (since sugars are mostly carbon bonds that are broken down into carbonic acid.) Now we are back to excessive acidosis.
The same is true with proteins and fats. A lot of man's toxemia comes from excess proteins, fats, and sugars, which are broken down into acids, stored and/or parasitically acted upon. With a stagnant lymphatic system, this creates: systemic acidosis, body odors, culturing of parasites (bacterium, fungi, protozoa's, etc.) all of which starts the inflammatory (immune) response leading to the atrophy of the body.
Fruit (sugars) and Candida (fungus)
It is said, " Sugars feed Candida. I hope with the above understanding you can see through this myth! If you put out a piece of cheese, a slice of bread, and some grapes or a ripe banana on the counter in your kitchen, which one is going to grow mold (fungus) on it first? It will be a race between the bread and cheese. The fruit will only grow mold as it begins to ferment, since the cheese and bread are already fermented.
Remember: Nature uses the parasitic kingdom to clean and eliminate that which is not needed, damaged, or in someway loses its ability to support life in a healthy way. Fermentation and putrefaction are the processes of decay, or breakdown, which require parasitic action. Healthy cells and lymph do not require parasitic action. Of course this includes the cells in your body. With this understanding, what type of sugar could feed Candida (yeast, fungus, molds, warts, etc.)? That's right... STARCHES and EXCESS COMPLEX SUGARS!
Sugars (fruit) and Cancer
"Sugars feeds cancer" is another tremendous myth. To claim sugars feed cancer is to deny what decades of science has proven. To starve the body for a sugar is to starve the cell of its energy. This causes cancer. Starvation, acidosis, and ketosis damage cells. A damaged cell is on its walk down the road to A-typical and becoming a cancer cell. This is also true of proteins and refined fats or too many supplemented fatty acids.
Remember: The body is simplistic. More is not better. Less is often times better e.g., fasting of all types, under-eating, etc. Acids feed cancer as acids create inflammation and the parasite response to the above. As previously stated, glucose and fructose are both simple sugars. To say a fruit feeds cancer is also saying vegetables feed cancer. This is all stupid thinking! Even the American Cancer Society recommends a high fruit and vegetable diet!
There are many properties that make fruit superior to vegetables. Fruits are higher in antioxidants and astringents and will move your lymphatic system far better than vegetables. This is why one sees a lymphatic response when fruit is consumed. That is what you want! Fruits, also being a simple sugar, are superior for diabetics, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and all other gastric and intestinal conditions. Fructose does not require insulin or extensive digestive enzymes. Fruits' magnetic (electrical) energy is the highest of all foods, making them superior brain and nerve foods. They will bring energy to the body where most other foods take it away. NEVER FEAR THE USE OF FRUITS! I cleaned up a lymphoma case in France once in 45-days on grapes, a stomach cancer case in 56-days, the list goes on and on...
Detoxification and Fruits:
Superior deep-tissue detoxification can only take place with fruits. Vegetables, because of their lower energetic, antioxidant and astringent properties, and their complex cellulose structures will only detoxify you so far, and then you will reach a plateau. I see this all the time in various detox and health retreat centers around the country. I have a lot of clients who have tried these "detox centers" and then call me out of desperation. They are always craving fruits! Add fruit and botanicals to the mix and you will have a superior way to win over the cancer you created.
Fruits to the rescue always!
Dr. Robert Morse
A big thanks to Dr Morse for making this incredible and easy to understand information available to us all!!!