Cancer is an umbrella name of hundreds of different types of tumors/ cancers.
In the Western World, obesity is an epidemic, with one in three adults classified as obese. Obesity is a risk factor for several tumor types including breast, endometrial, prostate, pancreatic, and colon cancer and obese patients with cancer have a higher risk of death regardless of treatment.
Dr Otto Warberg wins Nobel Prize in Medicine 1931
In short he discovered that glucose, through a process called glycolysis, is the perfect food for cancer cells to grow and flourish. Cancer cells are very hungry and they eat a lot and very quickly, hence the fact that cancer cells can spread so quickly. In contrast to normal cells which die/ self destruct, cancer cells need to be killed or starved of food, they cannot die in any other way. Killing of the cancer cells is done through the traditional cancer treatment radiation and chemotherapy (derived from the discovery of mustard nitrogen (gas), used during the 1st World War.) Unfortunately healthy cells are also killed through this process. It completely destroys your immune system.
A Ketogenic diet will starve the cancer cells, making them retract and die since cancer cells cannot live on ketones, which is actually the preferred food for normal healthy cells. A ketogenic diet will also encourage and build up a good immune system. If you have cancer you should really consider changing your life and by adopting a ketogenic diet.
Unfortunately the big Pharma makes NO money if you eat healthily and avoid cancers. They need to sell medicines and current poisons in chemotherapy. A lot of people have in fact died due to this treatment, long before the cancer would have killed them.
There are other causes why you get cancer, such as asbestos, heavy metals and air pollution. But the biggest culprit is food and especially foods that contain carcinogenic substances such as trans-fat (margarine and heated vegetable oil). Inflammatory foods also play a big part.
Below is research only using 3 people, but implementing a ketogenic diet.
Background: Cancer cells preferentially use glucose due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Ketogenic diets preferentially feed normal cells while starving cancer. There are no human studies on ketogenic diets in lymphomas or leukemia.
Methods: Three lymphoma patients began the modified ketogenic diet. We provided dietary advice, limited daily carbohydrate to 20-40 grams, omitted sweets and starches. Data on their history, dietary course and clinical outcomes are presented.
Case 1: 52 year old male with mycosis fungoides was on UVB light and topical steroid treatment for a year. Pruritic erythema covered 90% of his body, including the scalp, legs, arms, chest and entire back. Frontal scalp, medial eyebrows had patchy alopecia plus he had eyeball pain and daytime sweating. Weight was 255 lbs. Four months later he lost 22 lbs (232 lb), and eyeball pain was gone. Arm and back erythema faded. 7 months later, his back was erythema free. 15 months later, at 206 lb (49 lb wt. loss) his eyebrows normalized, with mild erythema left over parts of his face.
Case 2. 80 y.o male with CLL/SLL progressed on Bendamustine + Rituximab BR and transformed into prolymphocytic lymphoma. He lost 31 lb. (17% of baseline), had bilateral leg edema, pleural effusions and increasing adenopathy on imaging scans. We held chemotherapy and he started the diet. A week later he lost 12 more lbs. but was more energetic and edema resolved. Concerned about the weight loss, he added low glycemic fruits to his diet. Weight improved and 2 months later he resumed chemotherapy, recovering to baseline weight by 1 year. Two years later he is disease free on maintenance Rituximab.
Case 3. 73 y/o male with MALT gastric lymphoma and Stage 3 mantle cell lymphoma had a partial response after 6 cycles of BR chemotherapy. Weighing 216 lb, BMI 28.6, he began the diet at cycle 4. Six months after chemotherapy he lost 22 lbs (11%) and PET CT scans were cancer free. He is disease free 2 years later.
Conclusions: Ketogenic diets in human lymphomas appears well tolerated and can improve symptoms, quality of life, and possibly limit tumors. Ketogenic diets may reverse the weight loss seen in terminal cancer patients with cachexia.