Why Do People Get Cancer ?

In this video, Craig B. Thompson, M.D., President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a cancer biology researcher speaks about the genesis of cancer, and why do people get cancer, while some others don’t.  Speaking from a cell biology perspective, Dr. Thompson lucidly discusses how cancer mutations survive through the body’s defenses to create cancer.

Cancer Loves Sugar

Dr. Thompson confirms the fact that cancer loves sugar.  The process of cancer cell growth and proliferation requires energy, and that energy comes from glucose – the simplest form of sugar present in the blood.  In fact, the PETSCAN approach to diagnosing cancer utilizes a radioactive form of glucose that is taken up by cancer cells in much higher concentrations compared to normal cells.

Cancer and Nutrition:  “It Matters What You Eat”

Dr. Thompson confirms our long term philosophy that food habits (such as over-eating, and eating the wrong things) are the primary reason that sets us up for cancer.  He says, “We are over-eating, and over-eating all the time.”  As we over-eat, we exceed the capacity of muscle, liver and fat cells to store the energy, and we spread it to all tissues and organs in the body, providing more energy to the body that accumulates over time.  This over-presence of energy sources become the feeder of cancer.

Dr. Thompson says “It matters what you eat.  You have been told that for a long time, but this is the first time you will be told that for cancer.”  Dr. Thompson is correct.  However, this is not the first time anyone has been given this information.  It appears that conventional medicine researchers are finally realizing what alternative practitioners have known all along.  Interestingly, Dr. Thompson reveals that fats do not increase cancer risk, protein moderately increases cancer risk, while carbohydrates dramatically increase it.

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