Column #59    September 30, 2016

For centuries charlatans made easy money selling magic potions and elixirs for curing ills including cancer. Is the pharmaceutical-medical industrial complex (PMIC) doing about the same with cancer?

Trillions of dollars have been spent developing cures only the PMIC can administer. But just like in 2000, today 35% of PMIC’s cancer patients die from cancer. This year 1,685,210 people will get cancer and 595,690 will die. If that many people died (1,632 every day) from Ebolo, panic would reign. Yet cancer deaths are considered normal.

Now this: Cancers may be prevented, stunted, and some cases cured – for free.

Who amongst the charlatans and PMIC will tell you about freebies? Not many. But ask the world’s most respected nutritionists and biologists and you’ll find them shouting from rooftops about freebies. For decades their research and peer-reviewed reports explained how cancer occurs, how to prevent it, stunt its growth, and maybe cure it – for free.

One leading biologist, Thomas Seyfried, states that cancer is a “mitochondrial disease, not a nuclear (DNA-based) disease.” When mitochondria is damaged, a gene is turned on for adaptation which creates the perfect environment for cancer. All cancer cells are mutations with damaged mitochondria that can no longer perform normal metabolic functions. Because cell damage comes before gene alterations, the PMIC’s DNA approach to curing cancer won’t work.

Injuries and improper diets can damage cells. The body breaks down food with a series of cellular enzymes whereby one enzyme “feeds” the next. If an enzyme is missing or less active, the pathway for forming the final product becomes deficient. This causes disease. Since body cells have thousands of interlocking metabolic pathways, a single blockage may affect numerous biochemical processes.

Seyfried says all cancer cells differ from healthy cells in one significant way: fermentation. Once their mitochondrial is damaged, they can’t get energy like healthy cells. Instead they are fueled by the “fermentation” of glutamine, an amino acid. Cancer cells must have sugars because they can’t use fat.

The Real Diet of Man can switch the body’s metabolism to burn fat instead of sugar or glucose. This metabolic state is called ketosis, where bodies burn ketones from fat. This cuts off the energy derived from sugar or glucose overloads created by carbohydrates. By depleting the energy cancer cells require, the low carb, sugar-free diet restricts and often reverses cancerous growths.

Controlling glucose/carbohydrate intake and fasting brings on ketosis which weakens cancer cells and gives our immune system (or other treatments) the upper hand. In his book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, Seyfried states “It is my opinion that targeting glucose and glutamine under energy restriction will be a more effective long-term therapy than any of the current drugs used to treat these cancers.”

We eat everyday. Changing foods costs very little so it’s essentially free. Cancer-fighting foods are nutrient dense and diverse with a 1:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) balance. A balanced EFA enhances the anti-cancer properties of the ketogenic diet. The best foods are green leafy vegetables, fatty grass-fed and Omega-3 meats, and fatty wild-caught seafood.

The best defense against cancer proliferation is a low carbohydrate, low glycemic diet. Ditch the sugar.

To your health.

Ted Slanker

Ted Slanker has been reporting on the fundamentals of nutritional research in publications, television and radio appearances, and at conferences since 1999. He condenses complex studies into the basics required for health and well-being. His eBook, The Real Diet of Man, is available online.

Don’t miss these links for additional reading:

Diagnosis Diet – All animals must eat protein regularly to survive, because we cannot make protein out of fat or carbohydrate or cholesterol.

Thomas N. Seyfried professor of biology, Boston College

Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Thomas N Seyfried

Thomas Seyfried: Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions - This is a terrific video.

Is There a Role for Carbohydrate Restriction in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer?

Background on Rainer J Klement

Can a High-Fat Diet Beat Cancer? Time Magazine 2007

Anti-Tumor Effects of Ketogenic Diets in Mice: A Meta-Analysis

Metabolic Disease by Encyclopædia Britannica

187 Fake Cancer "Cures" Consumers Should Avoid by the FDA

Cancer Facts & Figures 2016 by American Cancer Society