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Does a Ketogenic Diet Have a Place in Cancer Treatment?

Dr. Angela Poff - Eploiting Cancer Metabolism with Ketosis (SD 2016)5.0 out of 5 stars5 star96%4 star3%3 star0%2 star0%1 star0%27 ratings2744:42

Could we have been wrong in believing that cancer is simply a genetic disease? Could it also be a metabolic disease? And if so, could a ketogenic diet be used as a part of the treatment, at least for some cancers?

In this talk from the Low Carb USA, Dr. Angela Poff talks about cancer metabolism and the possible therapeutic benefits of ketosis. These are important issues, but are still under investigation so should not be taken as medical advice.

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Exploiting Cancer Metabolism with Ketosis – Dr. Angela Poff

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Support Research on Whether Low-Carb Ketogenic Diets Inhibit Cancer Growth

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Do you want to help fund research about the possible effectiveness of low-carb ketogenic diets inhibiting cancer growth? Then you could back this scientific project from Professor Eugene Fine and Professor Richard Feinman:

Experiment: Can Low Carbohydrate Ketogenic Diets Inhibit Cancers?

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Dominic D’Agostino and Ivor Cummins Talk Ketogenic Diets and Cancer

Can ketogenic diets be effective in treating cancer? Here’s an interesting new interview from the recent Low Carb USA conference. Ivor Cummins interviews one of the leading researchers of ketogenic diets: Dominic D’Agostino.

Well worth watching, like the earlier interviews by Cummins.


A Quick Guide to Ketogenic Diets

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Using a Ketogenic Diet to Stop Brain Tumor Growth


Pablo received devastating news at age 25: He had a terminal brain tumor and only between 6 and 9 months to live. Doctors suggested chemotherapy – despite no hope of a cure in his case.

After studying online, Pablo chose to implement a ketogenic diet instead. Two years later, he’s still miraculously alive. What’s more, the tumor is apparently not even growing.

Plymouth Herald: Pablo, 27, Says His Survival After Terminal Diagnosis Is down to a Special Diet

The idea behind using a ketogenic diet to stop tumor growth is that you can starve it by not feeding it sugar. Plus, lowering growth factors like insulin may also slow down growth. It might work in some instances, and in some not, as outlined in this article which we wrote a few weeks back: Can Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets Be Helpful in Treating Cancer?.

Note that Pablo is a case where conventional chemotherapy would have a moderate effect at best, with no hope of a cure. In many other situations conventional cancer treatment is very effective, offering excellent odds of beating the disease. Turning down treatment in such cases would be a very bad idea.

However, a ketogenic diet might be a potent weapon to use alongside other cancer treatments, at least in some cases. There would probably be much more research going on if it were a patentable drug instead of a simple diet.

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Can Low-Carb and Ketogenic Diets Be Helpful in Treating Cancer?

Can low-carb and ketogenic diets be helpful in treating cancer? Learn more in this new interview:

Dr. Kara Fitzgerald: Cancer, Low-Carb Diets and Tumor Keto-Adaptation

The main point is that there seems to be a great variability in responsiveness in patients to low-carb and ketogenic diets. Dr. Eugene Fine, professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, explains that in cases where patients did not respond well in his study, there were metabolic dysregulations (e.g. prediabetes) that may have made cancer cells resistant to the potential anti-cancer effects of ketosis.

Note also that in almost all cases researchers are discussing using ketogenic diets together with conventional cancer treatment, not by itself.

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Can a Ketogenic Diet Treat Cancer?

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Why Low Carb Should Not Be High Protein

4.4 out of 5 stars5 star73%4 star10%3 star8%2 star1%1 star6%87 ratings3,566 viewsWhy are all good low-carb diets high in fat, like an LCHF diet, and not high in protein?

Could excessive protein in the diet be a problem for aging and cancer?

Dr. Ron Rosedale’s has been talking about this for a long time. Here’s his highly interesting recent presentation from the Low Carb Vail conference. Watch part of it above. Transcript

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Could Protein be a Problem for Aging and Cancer?

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Could excessive protein in the diet be a problem for aging and cancer?

Here’s a very controversial presentation that I found fascinating. It’s Dr. Ron Rosedale’s presentation on the importance of protein restriction for health, recorded at the recent Low Carb Vail Conference.

This – should it be true – is just one of the reasons a proper low-carb diet should primarily be higher in fat, and contain only moderate amounts of protein. A low-carb, high-fat diet.

Obviously the body needs protein – it’s an essential nutrient – but there’s no need to eat more protein than necessary to feel and perform at our best.

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Are Carbs the New Cigarettes?


Sugar is the new tobacco, at least in the media. Here’s another example. A new study finds that people eating a diet with a high glycemic index – carbs that rapidly elevate blood sugar – have an elevated risk of lung cancer.

Obviously this is only based on statistics and can’t prove that bad carbs cause lung cancer. But if bad carbs can cause obesity and diabetes, why not cancer too?

Daily Mail: Are Carbs the New Cigarettes? White Bread, Bagels and Rice ‘Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer by 49%’, Experts Warn

Science Daily: Dietary glycemic index linked to lung cancer risk in select populations

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention: Glycemic Index, Glycemic Load, and Lung Cancer Risk in Non-Hispanic Whites

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Diet Pepsi May Cause Cancer – Consumer Watchdog Downgrades it from “Caution” to “Avoid”

Can Diet Pepsi cause cancer? Possibly. It contains the commonly used sweetener Sucralose. A new study shows that this sweetener causes leukemia and related blood cancers in mice, when they consume it long term. Nobody can know for sure if this means some people drinking Pepsi will end up with leukemia, but it’s quite possible.

The findings caused the consumer watchdog CSPI (known for occasionally being very wrong) to downgrade Sucralose from “caution” to “avoid”.

CSPI: CSPI Downgrades Sucralose from “Caution” to “Avoid”

Pepsi must be disappointed. It’s just been 6 months since they changed ingredients from the artificial sweetener Aspartame to Sucralose, launching the “new diet Pepsi“, due to health concerns over Aspartame.

The problem with sweeteners

Other negative effects of artificial sweeteners include making it harder to lose weight, disturbing the gut flora and raising blood sugar.

Of course, diet sodas are still preferable to the sugar-bomb real thing – especially when it comes to weight and metabolic disease.

Massively better options include water, coffee or tea.

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