I just love it when the medical establishment finally takes a good, hard look at something that we, in the true health industry, have been warning people about for decades.
Today’s headline du jour: “Sickeningly Sweet: High-Fructose Corn Syrup’s Possible Role in Intestinal Cancer.”
A shocking finding? Not in the least. Here’s why…
Corn syrup feeds cancer
Bear with me, because this is going to get a little technical.
The cells lining your intestines absorb glucose and fructose in different ways. And even a small amount of fructose—as little as five grams—can be too much to handle. So the sugar ends up going straight to your colon instead.
Now, do you know how many grams of fructose are in your average sugary drink? More like 20 grams…which, obviously, is a whole lot more than five.
And guess what? Chances are good that it’s a main driver behind the rapidly rising rates of colon cancer among young people today.
At least, that’s what researchers from Baylor College of Medicine suggest. They gave mice a dose of fructose that was equivalent to just one soda daily. And while it wasn’t enough to make the mice obese, it was enough to cause a noticeable uptick in tumor development—both increasing polyp formation, and quickly turning them into advanced lesions.
In other words, it wasn’t obesity that was driving the link between sugar and colon cancer. Rather, the fructose itself was feeding intestinal tumors.
More than a smoking gun
I’m sure you can imagine the look of glee on my face when I saw this conclusion. Not because I’m happy about it. But because I have been writing about this very risk since what feels like the dawn of time.
Sugar kills. And high fructose corn syrup is especially lethal. Which makes its presence in every grocery store in the country tantamount to genocide in my book. (And one that disproportionately affects the poor and minority groups, too.)
Why is it there? Because it’s cheaper and sweeter than cane sugar. And Big Soda and Big Agribusiness are hungry to maximize their profits at any cost—even if it comes in the form of human lives.
There’s no question that high fructose corn syrup is behind the twin epidemics of diabetes and obesity in this country. Research has also linked it to fatty liver disease (one of the fastest growing epidemics in the U.S.). Not to mention the role it plays in heart disease, and more than a dozen obesity-related cancers.
The statistics speak for themselves: By 2030, colorectal cancers are projected to increase by as much as 125 percent in younger adults. And while there are almost certainly other variables contributing to such a dramatic rise, this latest research delivers a whole lot more than a smoking gun.
So why aren’t we doing more about it?
The corn industry itself seems to be clearly aware of the health issues surrounding their product. In fact, they even tried to rebrand high-fructose corn syrup as “corn sugar” in a bald-faced effort to hide from their own bad reputation.
Luckily, in what may be one of their only good deeds to the American public, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) shot them down. But it’s enough to make you wonder… what else is out there that we ought to be afraid of!? Which is why I’ll continue exposing all of the latest news right here, in my Reality Health Check, and every month, in my Logical Health Alternatives newsletter.
P.S. I always tell you the importance of adopting a healthy, balanced diet to support overall good health. And how sugar—in any form—kills. But there are also several simple, science-based strategies to fortify your cellular defenses and stop cancer in its tracks. In fact, I tell you all about them in my Essential Cancer Protocol. To learn more, or to enroll today, simply click here now.
“Sickeningly Sweet: High-Fructose Corn Syrup’s Possible Role in Intestinal Cancer.” Medscape Medical News, 05/14/2019. (medscape.com/viewarticle/912802)