Masters of Health Magazine January 2018 - Page 91

blood glucose levels, statistically became the women who had higher incidences of breast cancer later in life. "So, encouraging your teenage daughter to cut out sugar will help her to lower her risk of breast cancer for the rest of her life," she said.

Eating sugar increases your risk of breast cancer in another way. It delivers a major blow to your immune system with the force of a prize-fighter.

SUGAR, INFLAMMATION, ANGIOGENESIS, & CANCER

Sugars and the inflammation and acidic environments they create are important constituents of the local environment of tumors. In most types of cancer inflammatory conditions are present before malignancy changes occur. Smoldering inflammation in tumor microenvironments has many tumor- promoting effects. Inflammation aids in the proliferation and survival of malignant cells, promotes angiogenesis and metastasis, subverts adaptive immune responses, and alters responses to hormones and chemotherapeutic agents.

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 sugar's 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, the researchers concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as placing age limits on the sale of such products.

We all know that sugar breeds bacteria in the mouth, which causes dental decay. Thus, eliminating sugared junk foods (i.e. soda, cakes, etc.) from schools and one’s diet is a much more sensible and affordable way to prevent dental decay, than to dump fluoride, a toxic industrial waste by-product, into our water supply. Knowing what we know now, one has to question the integrity and motive of anyone promoting forced fluoridation of our water supply, without any regard for those it harms, instead of good nutrition. One can only conclude that proponents of fluoridation are really dumb, highly incompetent, or complicit in the fluoridation fraud and agenda. Either way, it is unethical! http://fluoridealert.org/

Sarah Wilson, the former editor of Cosmopolitan Magazine - turned blogger - needs no convincing about the scourge of sugar. She had been feeling lethargic and run-down, so she went on an eight- week trial, without the sweet white powder. Fructose was forming a dangerous layer of fat around her liver. Metabolic syndrome meant her body was shutting down, while her weight kept climbing. Since quitting cold turkey, Sarah’s never looked back and has never felt better.

Sugar robs the body of important B vitamins and contributes to many mental and physical ailments, including blindness, hair loss, wrinkled skin, dermatitis, and anemia. It doesn’t stop there. Sugar can cause ulcers, and play havoc with one’s bone structure, which can be devastating to growing children. As little as a quarter of a teaspoon of sugar in the stomach creates a highly acidic condition. In order to compensate for this, the body’s mineral reserves are called into action. Thus, calcium and other minerals are robbed from bones. This also applies to other acid forming substances such as coffee and carbonated drinks/sodas.

Taking high doses of calcium alone is not the answer. Too much or the wrong kind of calcium can calcify the soft tissues, including the arteries and inhibit the absorption of magnesium.