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Sugar doesn’t just feed yeast, it’s fuel for cancer cells too. I wouldn’t rely on the kind of nonsense you see in books by unqualified hacks. Try doing a search on PubMed for cancer and nutrition and see what you can learn. Science Daily might be an easier starting point. I saw a study yesterday about the ability of vitamin C to accelerate death of cancer cells, for example. All that we know is to be found in the research somewhere. I’ve read plenty of books on nutrition and disease aimed at the layman and it’s shocked me how inaccurate and ridiculous most of them have turned out to be.
As far as I’m aware, inflammation is a key driving force behind many forms of cancer, so this is something else you might want to look into. Incidentally, imbalances in gut ecology, such as candida overgrowth or SIBO, can be a major source of systemic inflammation. Diet (sugar, starch, vegetable oils etc), stress and lack of vagal nerve stimulation (relaxation), lack of sleep, physical trauma, vitamin D deficiency and lack of antioxidants (vitamin C and glutathione), poor oral hygiene and lack of exercise are other contributors.