There is a revolution going on among integrative cancer physicians. Science and patient success stories are emerging to radically change our ideas on cancer and how to treat it successfully.
Dr. Otto Warburg’s work, awarded the 1931 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, discovered how cells obtain energy from fermentation of sugars. He postulated that the prime cause of all cancers is the replacement of respiration of oxygen in a normal cell by fermentation of sugars.
Cancer cells cannot ferment fats, but they can ferment sugars. So if a patient goes on a ketone diet (high fats, low protein, and very low sugars) the cancer cells cannot survive. This high fat diet, with intermittent fasting and supplements is being used by Dr. Thomas Seyfried and others to shrivel cancer cells blood vessels, increase cancer cell death, and act as a powerful anti-inflammatory for the body.
Dr. Seyfried has worked in the fields of neurogenetics, neurochemistry and cancer for more than 25 years at Yale University and Boston College. His book released in 2012, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer“, is changing the view of cancer from a genetic disease to a metabolic disease.
This journal report, by Mary Budinger, NTC is in the current issue of the Townsend Letter, August/September 2017 and can be found in our reception room. Later in the same issue there are book reviews on the metabolic theory of cancer and ketogenics from the Chelsea Green publishing company.
The book “Keto for Cancer” is an excellent, user friendly discussion on the role of ketosis in cancer management and the “The Ketogenic Kitchen” is an especially good cookbook of 250 recipes for implementing this change in your diet.
As in any big change in your diet in order to boost the immune system and the management of any disease, an appropriate M. D. should be consulted before starting and used along the way to monitor your progress.