17 Mind Blowing Truths About Cancer

The following quotes are from The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Dr. Nasha Winters. These eye opening truths will encourage you to make drastic change in your life and challenge you to start paying attention to the information you are being fed. Don’t put your health in the hands of a food pyramid and a corrupt healthcare system; take charge of your personal health.
For the full breakdown on the truths of cancer, we encourage you to pick up a copy of Dr. Winters book. Whether you or someone you know has cancer, or you would simply like to take preventative action, The Metabolic Approach to Cancer is a must read. For other life changing books pertaining to personal health, be sure to check out our list of 8 Books to Update and Upgrade Your Health in the 21st Century. 

“The prevailing (and failing) dogma in Western medicine today is that cancer is caused and driven by genetic mutations, or just bad luck.”

“It is important to know that what cancer is not is a disease of the aging population. From the early 1980s to the early 1990s, the incidence of cancer in American children under age ten rose by 37 percent.”

“Cancer is not a genetic disease but instead a metabolic disorder that occurs in response to how we are feeding and treating our bodies and therefore our genomes.”


“In 2010 an estimated 40 percent of patients reported depleting their savings, almost 30 percent reported dealing with bill collectors, and 54 percent of those handling the catastrophic financial burden of cancer said it had become more difficult to afford treatment.13 So while cancer might be spectacular for the economy, it has proven both costly and deadly for the patient.”

“We simply must reverse the dismissive attitude toward the role that diet and lifestyle play in cancer prevention or progression. Because it may very well be our only hope.”

“We need to treat the terrain, not the tumor. We must build the body up instead of attacking it.”


“You are what you eat. But of course we take things further: ‘We are not just what we eat, but what our food eats.’”

“Sadly, many cancer patients spend more time looking at a new car than at their grocery list.”

“While it is easy to accept modern life as the norm, in reality the changes that have occurred in our diet and lifestyle within the past fifteen thousand years—especially in the last two hundred—are so significant that not only would our ancestors not recognize modern living, our genes absolutely do not.”


“The average hunter-gatherer also ate more protein, fewer carbohydrates, ten times more fiber, substantially more phytonutrients, and double the amount of cholesterol than the average American eats today.”

“It is estimated that a third of today’s children will get diabetes in their lifetime, and almost half of all adults will get cancer.”

“…ingesting any type of sugar—glucose, fructose, sucrose, honey, even freshly squeezed orange juice—reduces the activity of certain immune cells by half for up to five hours following consumption. Sugar can single-handedly paralyze the entire immune system.”


“No conventional treatment, including the newer targeted therapies, will affect the cancerous cells if sugar consumption remains high. Period.”

“In 1700 the average adult consumed 4 pounds of sugar a year, in 1800 that number increased to 18 pounds, and in 1870, sugar consumption had nearly tripled, to 47 pounds. By 1900, adults were eating 100 pounds of sugar a year.”

“A meal of a soda and a candy bar packs upward of 70 grams of sugar, far more than our bodies are able to process. It’s like trying to drink water from a fire hose. This is why people gain weight. It’s not because of eating fat, it’s because of all the extra sugar that gets converted into fat.”


“…they (cancer cells) consume blood sugar fifty times faster than normal cells…”

“Since the Second World War, more than eighty thousand new synthetic chemicals have entered commercial use. In all, more than twenty million chemicals have been created…”

Metabolic Approach to Cancer:
Winters, Nasha. The Metabolic Approach to Cancer . Chelsea Green Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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