Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet, Third Edition: Using a Low-Carb, Fat-Burning Diet as Metabolic Therapy

Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet, Third Edition: Using a Low-Carb, Fat-Burning Diet as Metabolic Therapy Author Ellen Davis
ISBN-10 1943721033
ISBN-13 9781943721030
Year 2017-01-17
Pages 172
Language English
Publisher Gutsy Badger Publishing
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The ketogenic diet is a natural nontoxic metabolic therapy being studied and utilized for cancer prevention and treatment It works because cancer cells are dependent upon a constant supply of blood sugar glucose to stay alive Normal cells can make energy from both glucose and ketones metabolic by products of burning fat but most cancer cells can only use glucose Avoiding carbohydrates starch and sugar while enjoying delicious and healthy protein and fats will lower blood glucose and increase blood ketone levels resulting in a normal body state called nutritional ketosis Research has shown that nutritional ketosis starves cancer cells while nourishing normal cells and strengthening total body health This essential fully referenced book is a practical guide for physicians patients and caregivers and provides step by step instructions for customizing the diet and clear explanations of the cutting edge research on ketogenic therapies being done by Dr Dominic DAgostinos team at the University of South Florida and Dr Thomas Seyfrieds team at Boston College The ketogenic diet for cancer is based on the consumption of whole fresh foods and it can be used in addition to standard care or as a stand alone treatment in wait and see situations