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Cancer and Sugar

Wonder what cancer cells eat? Glucose, or sugar. And pretty much only glucose. Cancer cells have lost most of the functionality of the normal cells they came from, including the ability to burn fat as fuel. Most cancer cells lack mitochondria, which is the part of the cell that takes fat and breaks it down […]

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Blood Sugar

Okay, so many of you are wondering how something that does not even taste sweet, like a piece of bread, can raise blood sugar more than something that tastes sweet, like a pear. And what the heck is blood sugar, anyway? Here’s the deal: sugar is a kind-of generic term, and there are several types […]

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Monday Swap #6: Baked Apples

Baked Apples for Apple Pie Fall is here in all its glory, and one of the best things about it is the fabulous selection of apples at the market. They are fresh, smell fantastic, taste terrific, and are so good for us. Full of nutrients, especially quercitin, which helps keep our bronchial passages healthy. While […]

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