Ketogenic Diet May Be Key to Cancer Recovery

Dr. Mercola

To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein.  The premise is that since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the cancer cells.

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Ketosis cleans our cells

Dr. Michael Eades

Now, all we have to do to slow the aging process is to stay in some degree of ketosis most of the time and let nature take her course and clean all the junk out of our cellular attics. How do we do that? Easy. Keep our carbohydrate intake at (or preferably below) 100 grams or so per day.

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New Year’s Eve Tango House Party » Scientists see potential in “ketogenic diet” for aging longevity

Marina M. Pearsall, MD, PhD; Gurney F Pearsall Jr, MD

Scientists from Gladstones Institutes have unearthed a specific compound that acts as “the body’s major source of energy during exercise or fasting,” says senior investigator Dr. Eric Verdin. This mechanism, known as β-hydroxybutyrate, works by blocking a chemical process that increases oxidative stress on the body’s cells.

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Ketones and Carbohydrates: Can they co-exist?

Peter Attia, MD

For reasons I’m still struggling to understand, the idea of “nutritional ketosis” (NK, to be distinguished from starvation ketosis, SK or diabetic ketoacidosis, DKA) is often discussed and debated in much the same way as religion or politics.  Perhaps this can be said of all nutrition, which is a shame.  Nevertheless, in my continued defiance of such sensitive topics, I’d like to add another layer of complexity and nuance to this discussion.

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