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Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet

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“There is a cancer treatment that is free, has virtually no side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments. It involves cutting out carbohydrates, beginning with the worst carb of all – sugar.

Starving Bad Cells —  stop eating carbohydrates, which turn into glucose inside your body. Cancer cells love glucose and need it so badly, that if you stop giving it to them, they die.

The Ketogenic Diet — All cells, including cancer cells, are fueled by glucose. But if you deprive them of glucose, they switch to the alternate fuel, ketone bodies. Except cancer cells. A defect prevents them from making the switch to using ketone bodies as fuel and therefore, cancer cells can only survive on glucose. All other cells can use either glucose or ketone bodies.

…It’s clean eating. Just very clean eating, none of the sugars, the salts, the trash food… Natural proteins are ones that are in their original form. On the other hand, “processed” meats, like cold cuts and hot dogs, are off-limits because often carbohydrates have been added to them.”

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Read the entire article HERE

More helpful info & links:

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-guide-to-ketosis/

Ketogenic diet does not negatively affect strength performance in elite gymnasts in study (they actually had a decrease in weight & body fat and a tiny increase in muscle mass) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22835211

A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer by the Caveman Dr http://www.cavemandoctor.com/2013/01/01/an-introduction-a-ketogenic-diet-for-cancer/

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2 thoughts on “Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet

  1. Thanks for the great article, I’m going to pass it along to a friend of mine. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer not long ago and the doctors encouraged him to adopt a clean diet. I know it was very hard at first for them to find the best foods to eat and recipes to use, so I got them a cookbook called “Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen” by Annette Ramke & Kendall Scott. Their website, http://thekickingkitchen.com/, has a lot of great information as well. This article and information will be very helpful to my friend I think, so thank you again!

  2. Pingback: Stopping & Preventing Seizures: Ketogenic Diet | JaneGrok

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