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    Hello All -
    Just read this article on how cutting out carbohydrates helps to treat cancer. Interesting study..
    Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery - Health & Science - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

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    makes sense to me!
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    • #3
      makes entirely no sense to me!
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      • #4
        As it just so happened, I attended an integrative cancer care conference this past weekend and a ketogenic diet was discussed by my favorite presenter. The Perfect Health Diet book explains this concept, if someone doesn't understand it. Very simply, a ketogenic diet keeps nutrients going to the cancer at a minimum, while still allowing the body to function.

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        • #5
          The Perfect Health Diet book explains this concept

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          • #6
            An Introduction: A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer - Caveman Doctor
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            Originally posted by tfarny
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            • #7
              Makes sense to me. I did a lot of obsessive research on cancer a few years back (family history), and pretty much the unifying thing I learned was that cancer cells survive on glucose and can't use other things for energy. If you go on a ketogenic diet then the amount of glucose created by the liver is limited and has to be shared with the brain. I would assume that if that doesn't kill off cancer, then at the very least it would limit how much it spreads and give the chemo/radiation etc. therapy a better chance of working.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wafaa View Post
                Makes sense to me. I did a lot of obsessive research on cancer a few years back (family history), and pretty much the unifying thing I learned was that cancer cells survive on glucose and can't use other things for energy. If you go on a ketogenic diet then the amount of glucose created by the liver is limited and has to be shared with the brain. I would assume that if that doesn't kill off cancer, then at the very least it would limit how much it spreads and give the chemo/radiation etc. therapy a better chance of working.
                This^^^ I don't think anybody is saying, "Fire you oncologist and go keto and your cancer will go poof and go away", but ketogenic diets are a great adjunct/partner to other therapies.

                The link Misabi gave above is the most complete yet most concise explanation of the concept I have ever seen. Thank you, Misabi. I just forwarded that to a friend of mine who is dealing with a tumor on his spine.
                Last edited by Paleobird; 01-15-2013, 09:44 AM.

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                • #9
                  Cancer cells frequently thrive due to mutations that enable them to gobble up fructose. Fructose is far more carcinogenic than glucose and unlike glucose is not a natural metabolite for normal functioning cells outside the liver.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    [/B]This^^^ I don't think anybody is saying, "Fire you oncologist and go keto and your cancer will go poof and go away", but ketogenic diets are a great adjunct/partner to other therapies.

                    The link Misabi gave above is the most complete yet most concise explanation of the concept I have ever seen. Thank you, Misabi. I just forwarded that to a friend of mine who is dealing with a tumor on his spine.
                    No worries PB

                    I've heard Dr. Champ (AKA the Cavemand Dr) discuss this a number of times and he's certainly saying that the ketogenic diet should be used to support conventional treatment rather than refusing all western medicine and go for keto instead.

                    He's talked about how in most types of cancer keto helps make the treatment more effective and the patient more resilient, reducing the negative effects of the treatment.

                    I think he's mentioned a couple of different types of cancer for which it's not suitable, but can't recall what they were I'm afraid.
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                    Originally posted by tfarny
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                    • #11
                      Just a random bounce-off-the-back-of-my-brain thought here. If ketogenic diets are showing to be helpful in things like epilepsy and cancer (and other 'modern' disorders and diseases), and the science of fasting is showing that autophagy is a healthy thing to do to one's body on occasion, and once upon a time, humans had to rely on what was available depending on season (so sometimes they feasted and sometimes they fasted), it all sort of ties in. Perhaps, aside from genetically screwing with the food supply, many of our health problems stem from an overabundance of food.

                      IOW, whether CW or Paleo or everything in between, maybe we'd all be healthier if one month out of the year (or some scientifically arrived upon time period), we ate nothing but a small hunk of cheese and a handful of white rice (again just a random selection of on my part) each day.

                      Of course, it's two in the morning, and I may wonder what the hell I was thinking come light of day. But it sort of makes sense right now.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                        Just a random bounce-off-the-back-of-my-brain thought here. If ketogenic diets are showing to be helpful in things like epilepsy and cancer (and other 'modern' disorders and diseases), and the science of fasting is showing that autophagy is a healthy thing to do to one's body on occasion, and once upon a time, humans had to rely on what was available depending on season (so sometimes they feasted and sometimes they fasted), it all sort of ties in. Perhaps, aside from genetically screwing with the food supply, many of our health problems stem from an overabundance of food.

                        IOW, whether CW or Paleo or everything in between, maybe we'd all be healthier if one month out of the year (or some scientifically arrived upon time period), we ate nothing but a small hunk of cheese and a handful of white rice (again just a random selection of on my part) each day.

                        Of course, it's two in the morning, and I may wonder what the hell I was thinking come light of day. But it sort of makes sense right now.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kdatyeva View Post
                          Hello All -
                          Just read this article on how cutting out carbohydrates helps to treat cancer. Interesting study..
                          Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet a Key to Recovery - Health & Science - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com
                          Here's a good write-up from the Nutrition and Metabolism Journal:

                          Nutrition & Metabolism | Full text | Is there a role for carbohydrate restriction in the treatment and prevention of cancer?

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