How black squid ink may help fight cancer and tumor cells
New studies reveal that foods containing black squid ink fight cancer and tumor cells by preventing the growth of new blood vessels which causes tumor and cancer cells to grow. Also see the article, “Angiogenesis Foundation – Squid Ink Discovered to be Antiangiogenic.” See, Squid Ink Pasta: Cooking Terms: RecipeTips.com.
The term angiogenesis is defined as the formation of new blood vessels. Tumors can release chemicals that cause new blood vessels to grow and supply it with oxygen, blood, and nutrients. For more information see the site, What is Angiogenesis.
A state of body chemistry has to exist which favors the cancer cells to take hold and grow as if they were a virus or even a type of ‘mold’. This state of body chemistry is controlled by heredity and environment. But diet is part of environment.
If you look at a patient with blood cancer, for example, leukemia, it seems as if the cancer is acting as if it were a virus, devouring the sugar in the blood in order to grow abnormally, reproduce, and spread. Check out Dr. Dr. Meyerhof’s studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Myerhof was a 1922 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology.
You have to look at some of the studies by Nobel laureate in physiology, Dr. Meyerhof of the University of Pennsylvania, who felt that the growth of cancer cells might be stopped if biochemists could find a way to stop the tumor’s appetite for sugar.
What scientists found, according to the book,Your Body Is Your Best Doctor, is that cancer cells need an abnormal amount of sugar for their growth. Dr. Myerhof studied glycolysis. In 1922, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine, with Archibald Vivian Hill, for his work on muscle metabolism, including glycolysis, according to the Wikipedia website.
If you have a balanced body chemistry, you can be exposed to environmental toxins to a certain degree and not be made sick early on in your exposure to these toxins, of course, to a degree of exposure.
So when scientists look at lactic acid, they note how lactic acid is essential for the growth of cancer cells. So how do you stop or limit the growth of cells that furiously feed on sugar? What scientists continue to research is whether if sugar is limited, perhaps the growth of cancer cells could be slowed.
That’s why nutritionists and some doctors want people to limit the sugar level of their blood. According to Dr. Page’s book, Your Body is Your Best Doctor, it notes, “We do not remember seeing a single cancer case that had a correct blood sugar level.” And if you look at healthy people who don’t have cancer, a correct blood sugar level can be obtained by many simply by eating a sugar-free diet.
Why Some Doctors Want to Inhibit the Anterior Pituitary Gland So It Wouldn’t Be So Overactive
Some doctors even treated cancer patients with tiny doses of insulin to lower their high blood sugar levels, and these cancer patients were not diabetics. Diet also was changed so the cancer patients were not eating foods containing sugar, or even excess sugar.
The doctors were not really trying to control the blood sugar levels in cancer patients. Instead what they were trying to inhibit was the anterior pituitary gland, so it wouldn’t be so overactive. The sugar levels of the blood of cancer patients serve as an index to the amounts of insulin or other glandular substance required, according to Dr. Page’s book. That’s why diet is important when you’re trying to slow down or prevent cancer.
Cancer patients often test out with overactive anabolic glands. In fact about 95 percent of cancer cases had overactive anterior pituitary glands and also abnormally high sugar levels, according to the book, Your Body is Your Best Doctor, by Melvin E. Page, D.D.S, and H. Leon Abrams, Jr., page 178.
Cancer cells differ from normal cells from which cancel cells originate. But they differ only in their rate of growth and in their abnormal size. What might cause those high sugar levels and overactive anterior pituitary glands in cancer patients?
Why Glycolysis Happens
Why glycolysis happens is that the cancer cells split the sugar molecule into lactic acid molecules by a process that’s related to alcoholic fermentation. That process is called glycolysis, acccording to Dr. Page’s book, Your Body is Your Best Doctor, page 178.
Let’s look at children’s diets right here in the USA. Are kids getting too much sugar in their daily meals and snacks? Cancer kills more children between the ages of three and fifteen than any other disease, according to the American Cancer Society. If you’ve had a complete blood chemistry test when you go for a physical exam, you also might have your doctor or naturopath take a look at your endocrine patterns.
When you think of all the processed foods that contain sugar from ketchup to BBQ sauce, from sodas to some low-sodium soups, from some types of tomato sauce to condiments. Sugar seems to be everywhere. When you look at the box of one brand of sea salt, one of the ingredients is dextrose.
Now why would dextrose, a sugar be added to a box of commercial, supermarket shelf variety of sea salt? People buying the sea salt wouldn’t have any idea that a sugar called dextrose has been added to the salt. Imagine someone rinsing his mouth with salt containing a type of sugar thinking that the salt water rinse would help prevent tooth decay or gum disease.
The point is whatever doctors and scientists are researching about tumors and cancers, it seems that these abnormal cells love sugar. And in some biology lab courses, rats were fed sugar to raise their blood pressure instead of salt.
Another preservative in some types of beef is the synthetic female hormone, stilbesterol given to beef cattle to help the cows gain weight. According to Dr. Page’s book, Your Body is Your Best Doctor, “it has been proven that stilbesterol can cause cancer in rats.”
So basically, with all these environmental hazards in foods, why add sugar to your diet? For the sake of your teeth, bones, and cells, you don’t need excess sugar. Your brain will get enough sugar from the fruits and vegetables you eat without adding table sugar or sweet syrups to your salt, condiments, soups, processed foods, sauces, or other types of meals. As far as tumors, scientists around the world are studying how squid ink may prevent new blood vessels from growing in some types of tumors.
Anthocyanins in Black Foods and How Squid Ink Prevents New Blood Vessels From Growing In Some Tumors
Basically, black foods are healthy for their anti-cancer properties and the high amount of anti-oxidant in foods that are colored black. When it comes to black beans which contain high amounts of antioxidants, the black-colored plant foods also have health benefits. It’s the chemicals in the black color in black beans that also fights cancer. See, Foods That Fight Cancer – American Institute for Cancer Research Blog. Also check out the articles on black beans at the Bean Institute site.
These plant pigments are more than coloring agents for fruit juices, wine, and other beverages. They also contain an array of health-promoting benefits.
When anthocynanins are eaten in large amounts by humans, these antioxidant flavonoids that protect specific body systems. They have some of the strongest physiological effects of any plant compounds, and they are also provide pigment for pansies, petunias, and plums.
See the article, Anthocyanins by Marilyn Sterling, R.D. Anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory properties, which affect collagen and the nervous system. Check out the health benefits at the Anthocyanins article site. See some studies on how squid ink stops new blood vessels from growing in cancer and tumor cells, “Angiogenesis Foundation – Squid Ink Discovered to be Antiangiogenic.”