Chilies Could Help Beat Cancer as Research Finds Capsaicin Destroys Diseased Cells

The active ingredient that gives chilies their kick can also kill off cancer cells, according to a new report in Mirror. Capsaicin is the ingredient, and it not only can fight breast cancer, but colon, bone and pancreatic cancer as well.

While the studies are ongoing, this is exciting news in the natural fight against cancer, and in means of preventing it. It’s been long-recognized that nutrition figures heavily in cancer, which occurs as a result of previous mitochondrial damage, which then triggers nuclear genetic mutations that may lead to cancer. In particular, sugar (glucose) literally “feeds” these damaged cells.

Normal, healthy cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies. Cancer cells lack this ability, so when you reduce net carbs (total carbs minus fiber), you effectively starve the cancer. It’s also known that processed food is a major cancer promoter, and is full of hidden sugar.

Decreasing sugar consumption is at the top of the list if you’re overweight, insulin resistant or struggle with any chronic disease, especially cancer. Research has shown that as much as 40 percent of American health care expenditures are for diseases directly related to the overconsumption of sugar.

It’s not too late to break your sugar addiction, beginning with addressing your emotions. As a start, I highly recommend the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), a simple and effective psychological acupressure technique that could help you manage the emotional components of your cravings.