Xylitol, known also as wood sugar, is not actually a sugar but a sugar
alcohol. Found naturally in fibrous vegetables, fruit, corn cobs and hardwood
trees like birch, xylitol is naturally produced in our bodies daily in
quantities of up to 15 grams.
Xylitol tastes, feels and looks exactly like granulated sugar. It leaves a
pleasant cool and fresh sensation without any unpleasant aftertaste. It is equal
in sweetness to granulated sugar.
Because it is a 5 carbon sugar as opposed to sugar's 6 carbons, it helps
prevent the growth of bacteria. It is alkaline enhancing as opposed to sugar's
There is no known toxic level for xylitol for humans. There has never been
a reported incident involving the human consumption of xylitol. Warning:
Because of some metabolic interaction, xylitol is dangerous for dogs. DO
NOT GIVE YOUR DOG ANYTHING THAT CONTAINS XYLITOL, LIKE COOKIES, DESERT,
Xylitol does not cause weight gain. It is permitted for diabetic patients.
It doesn't cause elevated blood pressure. Last, but perhaps most importantly, it is permissible for cancer patients.
It is known to help prevent tooth decay. There are indications that its
ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria, may aid in reducing incidents
of middle ear complications. Some studies have shown xylitol to be effective
in inhibiting Candida Albicans.
Xylitol has a hypoglycemic index of 7; is a natural insulin stabilizer.
Cancer cells survive through a process of fermentation. They thrive on
glucose. The first thing a qualified nutritionist will tell a cancer patient is, stop taking any sugar ! The same nutritionist will also tell the patient that xylitol is permitted,
it is completely harmless. How many cancer patients are aware of this?
Or how many nutritionists? As far as your medical doctor or oncologist
is concerned, it is most unlikely they've ever heard of it.
Obesity became a national epidemic in the USA. If all the sugar would be
replaced with xylitol in commercial food products, most likely we would
see less fat children and adults. Some might argue that this would never
happen because xylitol is much more costly than sugar. True, but the reason for that is that very few people know about the product.
The media keeps very quiet about it. The moment the market would expand,
the price would plummet.
Xylitol is sold at most healthfood stores. It is also available online
Emerald Forest: http://www.ricochetgum.com/store/
Why is it particularly important for cancer patients to know about xylitol?
Because cancer feeds on glucose. This is a fundamental biological fact.
Otto Warburg PhD received the Nobel prize for the discovery of this fact
Cancer has only one prime cause.
It is the replacement of normal oxygen respiration of the body's cells by an
anaerobic [i.e., oxygen-deficient] cell respiration. -Dr. Otto Warburg
Cancer metabolizes through a process of fermentation. Fermentation requires
sugar. The metabolism of cancer is many times greater than the metabolism
of normal cells. Cancer cells crave sugar. Their survival depends on it.
The first rule of a cancer diet is, AVOID SUGER. DON'T FEED YOUR CANCER.
One of the advanced cancer screening technologies is called PET scan (Positron
Emission Tomography). Do you know how it works?
Here are descriptions from three different sources:
Different colors or degrees of brightness on a PET image represent different levels of tissue or organ function. For example, because healthy tissue uses glucose for energy, it accumulates some of the tagged glucose, which will show up on the PET images. However, cancerous tissue, which uses more glucose than normal tissue, will accumulate more of the substance and appear brighter than normal tissue on the PET images.
Positron emission tomography scan is a procedure in which a small amount of radioactive glucose (sugar) is injected into a vein, and a scanner is used to make detailed, computerized pictures of areas inside the body where the glucose is used. Because cancer cells use more glucose than normal cells, the pictures can be used to find cancer cells in the body.
PET involves the injection of a small amount of radioactive sugar called FDG into your vein, followed by obtaining "pictures" of your body. Because tumor cells are typically very active and need sugar, the tumor cells will take up the radioactive sugar. This allows the PET camera to take pictures and image the radioactivity.
PET scan works, because cancer feeds on sugar.
At this point, someone may say, why not use Aspartame, an artificial sweetener?
There is a movement of national and international scope to ban Aspartame.
It is claimed to be extremely toxic, and cancer causing. It is beyond the
scope of this report to expand on the subject, but here are some links
where the issue is discussed in detail. In case you contemplate the use
of this product, it is highly recommended that you visit these links.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9063899481124972209&q=aspartame&hl=en --- short video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5190043763540379618&q=aspartame&hl=en --- video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqU_7A-nJo0 --- video
http://www.advancedhealthplan.com/aspartame.html ---- web page
http://www.wnho.net/olneyletter.htm --- web page
http://www.rense.com/general69/assp.htm ------ article
http://www.newstarget.com/009807.html -------- article
http://www.diet-studies.com/aspartame.html --------- 12
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/ ---- pdf document
http://presidiotex.com/bressler/ ---- article
http://www.dorway.com/betty/avnuzltr.html ---- article
Xylitol is the ideal solution for the cancer patient who needs a sweetener
that tastes exactly like sugar, but doesn't feed the cancer. The fact that
so few people are aware of its existence is a good indication how well
the media is controlled by special interest groups.