Today chronic diseases are treated with different types of medicines, treatments or even surgery. However, your body can that cancer by our metabolic capacities. In the following we will explain how eliminating sugar, carbs, and eating proteins in moderations can prevent cancer and even starve any existing cancer cells:
What does ketogenic diet refers to?
Ketosis is a natural state in the body used to adjust to times with less food and nutrients during the ancient hunter-gatherers. Today ketosis can be obtained by eating far less carbs and a moderate amount of proteins. Ketosis happens when the body is mostly fueled by fat and instead of getting energy through sugar and glucose, the body get its energi from fat. It’s regulated by hormones in the liver called ketones. Whenever the body needs fuel ketones are produced due to the lack of glucose.
Starve cancer cells
Cancer cells are known to have more insulin receptors than ordinary cells. This means that cancer cells easier get their fuel through glucose. Every time you eat carbs, it turns into glucose in the body, and the more carbs and sugar you eat, you’re directly feeding the cancer cells. The reduced survival rate in cancer patients are often found among patients with elevated glucose levels.
Dr. Thomas Seyfried and other cancer specialists found that cancer cells needs glucose as well amino acids from proteins to grow. When removing sugars from your diet, you refrain the cancer cells their energi supplies. Cancer cells can’t use fat for metabolizing, and by limiting cares and eating proteins in moderation you are literally starving cancer cells.
Today even a single dinner will provide the body with more glucose than an entire day on the ketogenic diet. To starve cancer cells you need ketone levels between 4-7mM.
Combine the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting
Nowadays it’s normal to eat several times a day. This results in constant high glucose levels making it a non-stopping buffet for the cancer cells.
When fasting the liver produces ketones and by combining the ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting to help starving cancer cells. In intermittent fasting you have a window open for eating of 4-8 hours a day, giving the body up to 20 hours of fastening.
The lowdown on the ketogenic diet
In the ketogenic around 75% of your diet should be based on fats like:
- Different vegetable oils
Moreover, you can eat different low starch vegetables. A rule of thumb is, that you can eat vegetabe growing about the soil like:
- Collard greens
Proteins should be eaten in moderation as it’s well known that diets high in proteins can lead to cancer. In the ketogenic diet only 20 percent of your diet should consist of proteins. You can for instance eat:
- Fish and seafood
- Meat from grass-fed animals
- Game meat
Try to include lime, lemon, dried herbs, and vinegar in your diet as it will help debilitate cancer cells.