Is less protein good for ketosis, longevity and cancer prevention?

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Is it better to eat more protein, or less? This question is intensively debated in the low-carb and keto community.

Dr. Ted Naiman is one of the most influential experts who believes that more protein is better and recommends a higher intake. In this interview he sits down with Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt and explains his viewpoint in depth, and how he believes that people should plan their protein intake.

Watch a part of the interview above, where Dr. Naiman answers whether he thinks lower protein is good for ketosis, longevity and cancer prevention (transcript). The full interview is available (with captions and transcript) with a free trial or membership:

Why more protein is better – Dr. Ted Naiman

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3 Comments

  1. Peter
    Great interview Andreas...thank you..
    My next steak will taste even better...
  2. Steve
    So the best things to eat are ribeye steaks and eggs from pasture raised animals! Love it! Those have been my foods on my journey to

    Remission !!!

    I am in remission from high volume aggressive metastatic prostate cancer as well as type 2 diabetes.

    Summer 2011: diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer (Gleason score of 10 out of 10).

    Fall 2011: hormone therapy (androgen deprivation) + external radiation treatments (prostate removal not possible because cancer had spread a little beyond the prostate - T3N1)

    Summer 2016: chemo therapy because cancer had metastasized to bone sites, mostly on spine.

    At this time I was also following a low carbohydrate high fat diet (LCHF) that had successfully put my type 2 diabetes in remission. I experienced no nausea during chemo, so took no medication for it, due to my LCHF diet I think.

    Type 2 diabetes is caused by too much insulin being secreted by the pancreas; a metabolic disease. An alternate school of thought in cancer theory and research is that cancer is also a metabolic disease, not caused by genes.

    So I decided to double down on my diet / lifestyle and remove essentially all carbohydrates from my diet (no foods from plants - like our ancestors before agriculture).

    After a few months my oncologist declared my cancer in remission, saying it was "remarkable" and to "keep doing what you're doing."

    One side effect of hormone therapy is bone loss; osteopenia to osteoporosis. Lately mine has gotten worse. So, since I'm in cancer remission, I've gotten my oncologist to agree to intermittent hormone therapy and have stopped getting the injections (so now I'm getting NO "standard of care" treatments or medications). My oncologist wrote,

    "Certainly we could consider intermittent therapy. You do have a very aggressive cancer, successfully controlled, so we would have to be very careful. ... Note: it may take 6 - 12 months for testosterone to rise."

    All cells express appropriate hormone receptors on their surface membranes. Prostate cells express testosterone receptors and hormone therapy drives testosterone levels very low. But all cells express insulin receptors and cancer cells express an over abundance of insulin receptors because they need to collect a huge amount of glucose to use as building blocks to drive their growth. That's what I'm now targeting with my no-plant (zero carbs) diet, an extremely low insulin level to deprive cancer cells of their building blocks.

    Meanwhile, normal cells can get their energy requirements from fatty acids and ketones (which cancer cells can't use because of their uniquely deranged​ / damaged​ metabolism).

    I hope others can learn from my n=1 experiment, but they should expect only negative reactions, sometimes very emotional, from their doctors and dietitians. The best you will probably get, as did I, is "keep doing what you're doing."

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    Above from my post, https://www.facebook.com/sks23cu/posts/10157499145359377

  3. Bruce Jones
    What about with impaired kidney function?

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