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Honey – Is It Recommended For Cancer Patients?

Honey - Is It Recommended For Cancer Patients?

One of the first things we teach our patients at the Budwig Center is how cancer cells function. They differ from healthy cells. Cancer cells have ten times more insulin receptors on their cellular surface than healthy cells. Thus, they will greedily feed on glucose (sugar) and quickly thrive and spread. Due to this knowledge, the Budwig Diet excludes all harmful refined sugars. But what about honey?

Honey vs. Cancer

Many people ask us if honey will feed cancer since it is sweet and is a form of sugar. The answer is that raw honey, although sweet, does not act the same way sugar does in the body. Unlike refined white sugar, unpasteurized honey contains vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.  Studies have shown that raw honey has various cancer-fighting benefits. Many of the antioxidants found in it are classified as flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties. It also has antibacterial properties and is full of enzymes that aid your body with digestion.

Raw And Pure

Honey losses its health properties and acts like sugar only when it is processed by being heated and boiled at high temperatures (to maintain its liquid texture indefinitely on the shelf). We must warn against this type of honey sold that is possibly not 100% and pure! Some brands are diluted with rice sugar and other unwanted ingredients that lower the cost.

Check out this engaging video where Robin Jenkins explains how honey is procured – the right way!

So please make sure that what you are buying is pure and raw. At the Budwig Center, we perform a food scan on our patients to determine if honey will help their digestive system or irritate it. The test also tells our patients if they should be adding it to the Budwig muesli or not, in their particular case.

To learn more about the fantastic benefits of raw honey, please check out this informative video:

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Have you already discovered the benefits of honey? How has it helped to improve your health? We invite you to head to our Instagram page and share your experiences. We have a great online community of followers. They regularly share how the Budwig Protocol has helped them on their road to recovery.

Don’t forget to Download our FREE Budwig Guide to learn more about the incredible benefits of the Budwig Diet. If you want to learn more about the benefits of honey, go ahead and read these articles!


Note: This post was originally published in October 2019 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy, and clarity.

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