In the fight against asbestos mesothelioma cancer, cutting sugar out of your diet is critical in aiding your immune system. When you eat sugar, a chain of events occurs starting with your insulin level increasing dramatically. With the increased insulin levels, growth hormone levels are also reduced which then suppresses your immune system.
When your insulin level increases, any excess sugar is stored as fat cells. And of course, more fat cells in your body means that you put greater pressure on your heart to pump more oxygenated blood to the fat cells, which leaves less oxygen to combat the asbestos mesothelioma cancer cells.
According to one study, eating just 1/2 a cup of sugar or two cans of pop, can suppress 91% of your immune system for up to 6 hours.
Sugar in the form of granular sugar and syrup such as that found in pop, is called sucrose. When it is present in the stomach it breaks down easily into glucose which is what triggers the insulin reaction. Your body only needs about a teaspoon of glucose in your blood at any time, so when you drink a can of pop, it’s like a dump truck just dumped a load of sugar in your system instantly. Your body goes into an extreme reaction and dramatically increases the insulin in your body to promote fat storage.
So imagine that in one day, you drank two cans of pop, ate 2 chocolate bars and had an ice cream for dessert. That’s about the equivalent of 1 cup of sugar and that’s not even including the breads and pastas that you ate which would eventually convert to sucrose over time. With that level of sugar in your body, you could be suppressing your immune system for up to 12 hours a day! That’s 12 hours that your body can’t fight the asbestos mesothelioma cancer and that’s 12 hours that the cancer can freely grow without threat from your immune system.