NCI Well Connect Mid-Week Brief
October 17, 2018
Dear Steve, 

DID YOU KNOW that there is a healthy dessert that can help prepare you better for sleep?

1/4 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons of unsweetened tart dried cherries

Pumpkin seeds contain naturally-occurring magnesium and tart cherries contain melatonin.

UP4 Daily has been discontinued. For an apples to apples replacement, we suggest Klaire Labs Probiotic Complex.

Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie
Cancer Greedy for Sugar
Bonnie and Steve: There aren't many of us around who haven't had some kind of brush with cancer, be it themselves, friends or loved ones. In the developed world, cancer rates are sitting at a stunning 2:3 ratio. 

Looking at the prevalence of diets high in ultra-processed foods and sugar, alongside the increase in obesity and metabolic disorders, it's easy to see why cancer has become so prevalent so fast. However, despite an abundance of scientific proof that sugar is cancer's fuel of choice, there appears to be no decline in the amount of sweet foods consumed.

Researchers writing in the journal Cancer Cell show how leukemia "steals" glucose from normal cells to feed its own growth. The cancer has a range of strategies to achieve this, which researchers suspect starts in the gut. 

Aside from the fact that the more glucose that is available, the more glucose cancer cells can gobble up, the researchers found a lack of the genus bacteroides in the guts of mice with leukemia, creating a gut milieu that aided cancer growth. Probiotic supplementation is an easy way to help promote bacteroides microflora species in the gut.

The researchers found two other homeostatic imbalances which may increase the likelihood that cancer cells will steal glucose: low serotonin production (serotonin is the happy hormone) and excess adipose (fat) tissue. You can find out if you are less apt to produce adequate serotonin through our Pure Genomics panel.
If Staph Has Been an Issue in the Past

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