This is one of the most common questions I get! I've written on it 6 times so far (I guess this makes 7!). And it's not just me. It's oncology dietitians and treatment center employees everywhere! Here's the bottom line: Every cell in the body requires glucose for fuel, including cancer cells. So sugar does feed cancer. BUT, sugar also feeds the rest of your body and you cannot pick and choose which cells get what nutrients/fuel. For those who are going through treatment, … [Read more...]
Sweeten It, Naturally!
Reminder to sign up for Webinar: Don't miss the Webinar version of my most recent seminar - Fact vs. Fiction - Debunking Common Cancer Nutrition Myths. It's at 7:30 Eastern Time on August 18th. The webinar is free, but space is limited. SIGN UP HERE! Nature's Sweeteners I've done a few articles recently on sweeteners. Here's the run-down, in case you missed them: Do Artificial Sweeteners Cause Cancer? The Mystery of Sugar: How Your Body Digests It and the … [Read more...]
The Mystery of Sugar: How Your Body Digests It and the Difference Between Simple Sugars and Complex Carbs.
Check out my office for today. Not so shabby!! I'm on vacation, but doing a bit of writing today from our family cabin in Washington State. It's funny how "work" doesn't seem so hard when I'm doing it in such a beautiful location. As you may remember, my last article was to work through the fact vs. fiction of the "sugar feeds cancer" statement. If you missed it, here's the bottom line: there's nothing about the cancer that "feeds" on sugar more than any other cell in … [Read more...]
Does Sugar Feed Cancer? It’s not a simple question!!
Many people have heard the statement that "sugar feeds cancer". I have had patients whose friends, family or other source told them to completely avoid sugar. I've even heard some well-intentioned, but somewhat misguided health professionals tell this to patients! This series of posts will hopefully set the record straight regarding what we know about sugar and cancer. The Facts About Sugar and Cancer Our bodies need sugar, specifically glucose, for energy. Every … [Read more...]
Watch Your Water Part II: DIY Flavored Water Recipes!
Last time, I shared a Kale Recipe that I really like and have heard good feedback about- be sure to try it! As a reminder, two articles ago I wrote this article about sweetened beverages: Watch Your Water: Just Because It's Clear Doesn't Mean It's Healthy! I promised that I would share some good flavored water recipes that you can make yourself. They're better for you AND it saves you money. Double Bonus!! Here you go: Simple Flavored Water Choose your flavor - … [Read more...]