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Re: Honey

Thanks very much Cornish girl for posting that link to the website and article re sugar and cancer. Really interesting and something of a relief!
I've always thought it seemed a bit simplistic to say that cancer cells feed off sugar

And also thanks to those who've posted some great recipes on this thread.

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Re: Honey

Stressy Messy is correct , It is a myth that cancer cells "feed on sugar"  the only concern with sugar, is that it adds calories to a diet and can lead to obesity, and obesity is a major risk factor for cancer,

 

"Even if one believed sugar feeds cancer, although it might sound logical that eliminating sugar from one’s diet could then stop cancer cells from growing, that’s biologically not how our bodies use food. All food energy — regardless of its source — is converted into identical simple sugars that our bodies use for energy to function. Similarly, our bodies use the same chemical nutrients from foods - regardless of their source. Just like healthy cells, cancer cells don’t care where the sugar comes from. And if you stopped eating completely, your body would then start tearing down fat and muscle stores for energy, but it wouldn’t stop the cancer until you died of starvation. "

 

Junkfood Science , the eminent Johns Hopkins Cancer Center ,and also the Mayo Clinic, to name just a few have all debunked the "sugar  feeding cancer" theory many times, Sorry, but its just another urban legend, usually promoted by ALT websites, Always ask for evidence , as sadly there are many misleading and totally nonsensical theories out there regarding cancer  ,especially so online!!

 

http://junkfoodscience.blogspot.co.uk/2008/03/do-you-fear-sugar-might-cause-cancer.html

 

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Re: Honey

 

Sugar does not make cancer cells grow/spread. However, if you have too much sugar in your diet, specifically simple sugars found in bake goods, this can cause weight gain. Weight gain overtime can lead to obesity and obesity has been linked to an increased risk of several cancers. Sugar is a natural substance that is found in all of our food and feeds ALL of our body's cells because our body's need simple sugar for energy. The key is moderation. 

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Re: Honey

cancer feeds on sugar, the only safe type to have is zylitol or stevia as they are not converted to glucose, unfortunately , if you have cancer honey is not so good x
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I have a post-op wound that's opened up which the breast care nurses are treating with Manuka honey (which is really working!), and I'm taking a couple of teaspoonfuls a day. I've been on Letrazole now for a couple of months and the nurses have given no indication that there would be any problems, and I certainly haven't experienced any.
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Re: Honey

That's a good point maggy

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Hi
I can't see why it would be a problem. Because it is unpasteurised it could be an infection issue with chemo due to the effect on immune status, but that isn't the case with homorne therapy. Something like Manuka honey is supposed to be quite good fr you - richer in nutrients than brown/white sugar as sweetner. Maybe I've missed something?
cheers
Maggy

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Hi Dolph

Feel free to call our helpliners about your query on 0808 800 6000, lines are open 9-5 weekdays and 10-2 Saturdays

Best wishes

Lucy

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Honey

Does anyone know whether you can take honey with hormone therapy?
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