One of the first things we ask of our patients at New Hope Unlimited, is to stop all refined and processed sugars. We in the United States have come to use sugar in everything we eat and drink.
Science has proven that process and refined sugars are terribly bad for our health. It is also proven that cancer loves sugar. Sugar can feed and cause cancer to replicate immediately. For those of you who have had a pet scan in the past, this is the process by which it worked. Cancer cells will not take up the radioisotopes by itself. The radiologist will put the radioisotopes in a sugar solution called dextrose. The dextrose goes through the bloodstream carrying the radioisotopes. Cancer cells recognize the sugar as food and will engulf the sugar molecule which in turn is the carry agent for the radioisotopes.
It is not always easy at first to stop all sugar. Sugar can be very addictive, not to mention how it makes things taste better. There is a solution. If you are trying to get off sugar but having a hard time, I would encourage you to try using the natural product called Stevia. There now are several companies that are providing Stevia. Stevia is a natural plant leaf but some companies add other chemicals to My favorite company is called SweetLeaf. There are no other ingredients or chemicals.
Stevia is much better for everybody including diabetics. However, beware! It does not take as much stevia to make something sweet as it does sugar. The first time I used it, I thought I was suppose to use it the same as sugar. Wrong. It tasted terrible. Once I learned to use it, I was very pleased.
Stevia is safe for baking, cooking, and drinking. It is heat and freezer stable. Below is a conversion chart that Sweetleaf provided.
|1 tsp||1/2 pack||1/8 tsp||4 drops||___|
|2 tsp||1 pack||1/4 tsp||8 drops||___|
|1 Tbsp||11/2 packs||1/3 tsp||12 drops||___|
|1/2 Cup||12 packs||1 Tbsp||1 tsp||1/8 tsp|
|1 Cup||24 packs||2 Tbsp||2 tsp||1/4 tsp|
|2 Cups||48 packs||4 Tbsp||4 tsp||1/2 tsp|
We have had patients bake us cakes, cupcakes. several foods using stevia and you could not taste the difference. I hope this helps you to ditch the sugar and wean over to Stevia. It can help add so much more to your life. 🙂
-Dr Fredda Branyon