March 23, 2010

Cancer and carbs/sugar

NEWS FLASH: Dr. G also said yesterday he is now persuaded that carbs and sugar can cause cancer to grow. The reason behind his thinking? PET scans measure glucose uptake; cancer cells take up glucose at a faster rate. Glucose is basically sugar. Therefore cancer likes sugar.

Today I started a low-carb, no sugar diet, except a daily square of dark chocolate. In our house, we call chocolate vitamin CH: gotta have your daily dose.

As it turns out, the incredible lunch I had between doctors' appointments was just about the perfect last meal of all that's bad for me. I went to Cafe Presse and had a baguette sandwich (carbs) with pate de foie gras; a salade verte with hazelnuts and delicious vinaigrette; black coffee and chocolate mousse (sugar) with freshly whipped cream. Delicieux!

Maybe I will lose some weight on this low-carb, no sugar lifestyle. Wish me luck!


  1. Just posting to let you know I read your latest blog postings and sympathize.

    At least the low-carb no sugar diet will be a healthy one! Sugar=bad! (Except for the small amount in dark chocolate, of course!)

    May I recommend the spaghetti squash?

  2. Anonymous4:04 PM

    luck! :)

  3. Anonymous4:08 PM

    You have an amazing story! Good luck with everything. ;)(wink)