In her ground-breaking new book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly Turner presents a decade worth of fascinating research on spiritual, natural and holistic methods of healing cancer.
Dr. Turner is one of the pioneer researchers around the United States doing serious follow-up questions and answers with cancer survivors who sought to treat their terminal stage cancer holistically. Turner’s book takes a scientific approach and follows the stories of 20 people who cured themselves from final-stage (terminal) cancer using holistic methods. Many of those individuals were sent home to die — to put their affairs in order — only to discover that they hadn’t reached the end of the road yet. They found a natural cure that saved their lives.
Quick Account of One Case Study
Kelly recounts the story of one patient who went to the bookstore to find a book on how to die after prostate cancer had spread through his body and western medicine had done everything it could for him to no avail. Instead, he found a book on natural healing and picked it up. The book’s title wasn’t revealed, but his natural treatment program was a simple diet: no sweets, no treats, no meats, and no processed foods. Slowly, his PSA levels began to drop as he applied his new treatments. When he would stop adhering to those treatment rules, the levels would rise again.
Sugar and Cancer Link
The link between cancer and refined sugar isn’t relatively new. In 1931, the Nobel laureate in medicine, Dr. Otto Warburg, discovered through his research that cancer cells have a much higher metabolism than normal cells.
As cancer cells have high metabolisms, they devour any glucose in the bloodstream. As a byproduct of the cancerous cells’ massive glucose consumption, the tissues excrete lactic acid (creating an acidic pH around the tumor mass). The large amounts of lactic acid tax the liver which is tasked with cleaning it from the body. And, the process drains the body of its energy reserves.
According to Patrick Quillin, PHD, RD, CNS f rom the April 2000 Issue of Nutrition Science News: “A mouse model of human breast cancer demonstrated that tumors are sensitive to blood-glucose levels. Sixty-eight mice were injected with an aggressive strain of breast cancer, then fed diets to induce either high blood-sugar (hyperglycemia), normoglycemia or low blood-sugar (hypoglycemia). There was a dose-dependent response in which the lower the blood glucose, the greater the survival rate. After 70 days, 8 of 24 hyperglycemic mice survived compared to 16 of 24 normoglycemic and 19 of 20 hypoglycemic. This suggests that regulating sugar intake is key to slowing breast tumor growth.”
This past research points to cancer cells consuming glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells. So, you might say that sugar feeds cancer.
Follow Doctor Turner’s Work; Share Your Own Survivor Stories
For more information on Dr. Turner and Radical Remission, check out her interview on the Coast to Coast AM radio show. Her website, www.drkellyturner.com, is also collecting stories from survivors. It’s a great resource for those who need some inspiration and hope or wish to take a proactive approach to avoiding cancer.
- Lab Study on Mice and Breast Cancer:
Hoehn, SK, et al. Complex versus simple carbohydrates and mammary tumors in mice. Nutr Cancer 1979;1(3):27.