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By Dr. Mercola
Could a ketogenic diet eventually be a standard of care drug-free treatment
for cancer? Personally, I believeit’s absolutely crucial, for whatever type of
cancer you’retrying to address, and hopefully some day it will be adoptedas a
first line of treatment.
A ketogenic diet calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable
carbohydrates, and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein.
The premise is that since cancer cells need glucoseto thrive, and carbohydrates
turn into glucose in your body,then lowering the glucose level in your blood
though carband protein restrictionliterally starves the cancer cells into oblivion.
Additionally,low protein intake tends to minimize the mTOR pathway that
accelerates cell proliferation.
This type of diet, in which you restrict all but non-starchy vegetable carbs and
replace them with low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein and high
amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have
cancer or not. It’s a diet that will help optimize your weight and all chronic
degenerative disease. Eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode
to fat burning.
Dr. Thomas Seyfried is one of the leading pioneer academic researchers in
promoting how to treat cancer nutritionally.He’s been teaching neurogenetics and
neurochemistry as itrelates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston
College for the past 25 years.
He’s written over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and
has also published a book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin,
Management, and Prevention of Cancer.
Ketogenic Diet Accepted as First Line Approach for Epilepsy;
Is Cancer Next?
The ketogenic diet has actually been used for managing seizures in children
for quite some time. While Dr. Seyfried and his team worked on brain cancer and
epilepsy in mice, one of his students suggested investigating whether or not a
ketogenic diet might also be effective against tumors.
So, in the late ‘90s, they began dovetailing their work on ketogenic diets
and epilepsy and cancer together, eventually bringing them to a better
understanding of how changing your whole-body metabolic state can be
effective in targeting and eliminating tumor cells.
Interestingly, clinical medicine has recognized the ketogenic diet as a
valuable option in the treatment of epilepsy since the late 90’s.
I served as the organizer for the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group
at the American Epilepsy Society, Dr. Seyfried says.
We initially started as a small focus group with the folks from Johns
Hopkins Medical School, where the diet has had its greatest use and impact.
And then we started to grow andsubstantially increase interest mainly through
the efforts of Jim Abrahams.
Jim started the Charlie Foundation for his son Charlie, who went through
a near-death experience from seizures and was rescued using ketogenic diets.
His colleague, Meryl Streep, the famous movie actress, became very involved
Now the ketogenic diet is receiving considerable attention in the
epilepsy community as a first line of approach.
Although this is still not widely accepted, I have to admit that the ketogenic
diet is now recognized as an important component for the management of
refractory seizures in children.
According to Dr. Seyfried, the mechanism by which the ketogenic diet manages
seizures is not nearly as clear as the way the ketogenic diet manages cancer. This
is ironic considering that it’sbarely known, let alone applied, within oncology
circles, while it’s already a first line of treatment for epilepsy. In the case of cancer,
it’s well-established that it’s the glucose reduction that kills the cancer cells.
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