The ABCs of Biotech for Christians - Third in a series - B is for Blackstrap Molasses
Though we may think of unfriendly and scary things when we think of biotech, it also encompasses the world of beautiful plants and their derivatives in relation to human health and other fields.
Molasses is the concentrate or residual remaining after beet (from sugar beets) or cane (from sugar cane) is cooked to refine it, and the Blackstrap version is the most concentrated form, distilled only from cane sugar. Where the name originated is uncertain but it is a good description of the product, black and loopy like a strap.
White, refined, crystallized sugar is warned against by many health and medical authorities as the main cause of obesity, hair loss, allergies, hypertension, diabetes and many other ailments. Molasses is hailed as a remedy for many diseases and a supplement for healthy hair, skin, joints and even mental-emotional deficits.
Cancer research has shown that people who eat sugary foods have more advanced stages of cancer and that these foods cause cancer growth. Yet blackstrap molasses may help to reverse cancer growth. These are things are easy to look up on the internet.
A clinical trial to discover if cancer may be a single disease with a multitude of manifestations is described on the National Center for Biotechnology Information subsite of the National Health Institutes website. A regimen of health supplements was used to treat patients who had many different types of cancer, and blackstrap molasses gets the first mention.
Our working hypothesis was that by re-supplying critical nutrients to cancer patients in an oral nutritional supplement cocktail and simultaneously cleansing the digestive and excretory systems by using the described methods of past centuries of medicine, we might cure a wide range of or perhaps all types cancers. Essential ingredients of the supplement include blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar, sulfur, quinine, rose oil, folic acid, vitamin B12 and molecular iodine [patent pending]. This supplement is currently being tested in a variety of stage III-IV cancer patients refractory to current therapies.
In conclusion, this paper presents the case that multiple, concurrent nutritional deficiencies may play a fundamental role in tumorigenesis and suggests that the disease process could be reversed by re-supplying the required nutrients in adequate amounts. In addition, a new approach to cancer is advocated that would unify our traditional mechanistic, physico-chemical methodologies with subtle energy-based concepts, under the umbrella of contemporary rigorous scientific testing methods. (ref)
Blackstrap molasses is called a “diabetes-friendly” sweetener because it is digested slowly. On the internet we even find that it may even cure diabetes (ref) and help with weight loss (ref). It contains calcium and magnesium to help guard against osteoporosis and potassium to help maintain normal blood pressure.
Sugar cane molasses is under study to produce a nutraceutical for iron deficiency which is a serious health problem that debilitates about 1.6 billion people globally every year. (ref) It is also being researched for a treatment in inflammatory bowel disease.
Depending on how energetic you feel, you can either make your own Blackstrap Molasses Coffee Alternative or grow your own sugar cane and make your own molasses.