(NaturalHealth365) Cancer doesn’t come out of thin air. It is initiated and progresses when it has the right environment. A healthy diet is essential no matter what form of treatment you pursue.
One Way Cancer Begins
There is a radically different approach to intervene in the process. Cellular support for a health body is often overlooked in modern medicine. Metabolic dysfunction causes are widely overlooked; the cellular conditions that lead to cancer are an accumulation of assaults on the body. These assaults result from pollution, oxidative stress, toxins, excessive inflammation, hormonal instability, radiation exposure, and stress.
Our modern foods in themselves lead to serious illnesses by promoting hormonal imbalances. This is seen in the metabolic syndrome. Through multiple pathways the cancer initiating hormones insulin and leptin become the underlying pro-inflammatory agents.
Cancer Initiating Hormones
It is known that insulin and leptin are co-conspirators in the development and spread of cancer cells. These are the environmental influences along with diet and exercise that strongly influence the development and spread of cancer. In laboratory animals this has been demonstrated. Many research scientists have shown that insulin and leptin feed cancer cells.
Insulin is also a growth hormone; your body produces insulin and insulin growth hormone IGF-1, which reacts in response to insulin production. When we consume sugar or any foods that are called high glycemic foods the pancreas responds by releasing insulin which then binds to the cells and sends the sugars, and nutrients into the cell. If the insulin levels are high enough, the liver then releases IGF-1. This tells the cells they have food to grow with.
As cancers grow they get more receptors. If you continue to eat high glycemic foods, the cancers grow faster and begin to spread. This is the same as pouring gas on a fire. Some recent studies have shown that a high glycemic diets help cancers grow up to 8 times the normal rate.
Adiponectin Protects Us
Adiponectin is another hormone that our body produces. It reduces inflammation, increases insulin sensitivity, prevents high blood pressure, and helps burn fat for energy. Unlike leptin as the body fat increases the amount of adiponectin is decreased.
Ways to Increase Adiponectin
The levels of adiponectin are increased by eating dark pigmented plant foods such as dark cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and pomegranates. The deep red, blue and purple foods are protective.
People with diabetes tend to have lower levels of adiponectin, and sweet potato extracts have been shown to significantly increase adiponectin levels in persons with type 2 diabetes.
Exercise such as walking, swimming, working out, aerobics, and some sports at least 20 minutes a day help raise adiponectin levels.
How You Make a Difference
The first step is is to discover what it really means to be healthy and happy. To have a sound grip on your health means to watch what you eat. The question is your food making you sick or keeping you healthy. Balancing your hormones may mean looking at your dinner plate.
About the author Blanche has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease thru non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.