One of the first things I did that began my
mother's improvement was change her diet.
It was a simple change and while it did not
get her well, it made me realize there were
things that could be done that would help
the emphysema patients that were not being
provided by the medical or pharmaceutical
had taken a graduate course in Pathology 20
or so years earlier so my memory of the details
were a bit sketchy. I did remember however,
that pathogens, regardless of which ones they
are, all ate sugar.
this time, January 2006, my mother was in
End Stage Emphysema,
on 4 liters of oxygen and weighed only 77
pounds. She was gasping for air almost all
of the time and could only sleep for about
an hour at a time and even then, only if I
propped her up on 4 pillows so she was in
a reclined position.
reality was, I was desperate for anything that
would help relieve some of my mother's suffering.
I promptly took all of the sugar out of my mother's
diet. Not just white sugar but ALL sugar including
fruit, alcohol, honey and anything that had
sugar in it like soft drinks and colas. I had
also taken a Biochemistry class before the Pathology
class and remembered that biochemically grains
and potatoes converted to sugar in only a few
biochemical steps so I took them out of her
truly did not think it would make much of a
difference but I was watching my mother suffer
and die right before my eyes and I had to try
something whether it did anything or not.
my surprise, in two weeks my mother's condition
had improved. It wasn't a big improvement but
it was significant because it was the only improvement
she had shown since her diagnosis a little more
than 3 years earlier.
Sugar From the Diet
Grains from the Diet
people are skeptical as to whether taking sugar
and sugary foods out of the diet is truly necessary
when curing disease. Since all pathogens eat
sugar the answer is YES! Some would comment
that your body also uses sugar for energy and
the purpose of insulin produced by the beta
cells of your pancreas is to actively transport
the sugar across the cell membrane where your
body can use it for energy. Sugar cannot cross
the cell membrane on its own, it must be actively
transported by insulin.
an explanation I will describe a simple scenario.
Lets say you eat a candy bar and you dump 100
molecules of sugar into your bloodstream. The
beta cells in your pancreas produce enough insulin
to transport 10 molecules of sugar across the
cell membrane for your body to use as energy.
beta cells continue producing insulin and will
eventually transport an additional 10 molecules
across the cell membrane but for now there are
90 molecules of sugar made available for any
pathogen that may be present.
carbohydrates are broken down to sugar slowly.
The beta cells have no trouble keeping up with
the amount of sugar being dumped into your bloodstream
and therefore, there is very little, if any,
systemic sugar made available for the pathogens
reason I also removed grains from my mother's
diet is because many foods containing grains
are broken down to sugar very quickly. For
instance, if you check with Mayo Clinic concerning
the "glycemic load" of wheat bread
you find it is very near that of white bread
meaning it is dumping just as much sugar into
your bloodstream as white bread.
also contain "deoxynivalenol" which
is carcinogenic. According to an article written
by Dr. Ruth Edsel, M.D. published in the October
2002 Journal of the American Medical Association,
corn is universally contaminated with aspergillus
mold. Aspergillus mold produces aflatoxin
B1, a known carcinogen that has been shown
to cause colon cancer.
you can see, removing grains from the diet
when overcoming an illness is not such a bad
idea. It is certainly not easy but if your
life depends on it the difficulty is greatly