Managing Cancer as a Metabolic Disease Part One

Groundbreaking research reveals cancer is primarily a metabolic disease that need not be a death sentence.

Metabolic therapy, which includes a ketogenic diet, has been shown to prevent and treat many cancers, including “incurable” late-stage cancers.

With this powerful nutritional strategy, the unnecessary deaths from cancer could be radically reduced.

But first, let’s take a look at what’s standing in the way.

The conventional medical community is so attached to the flawed genetic theory of cancer that they fail to use new science exposing the mitochondria dysfunction that is evident in almost all cancers.

If you are diagnosed today with cancer, you basically receive the same dated ineffective strategy that has failed for over 50 years! Conventional oncologists still rely on the “slash, burn and poison” protocol: surgery, radiation and toxic chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy was developed after World War II from a derivative of mustard gas. Mustard gas and other chemotherapies are powerful carcinogens. These conventional treatments simply aren’t working.

Even the newer era of “targeted immunotherapies” have been a dismal failure. Indeed, the probability of dying from these therapies is greater than the probability of living slightly longer. Yet we are spending billions on new and increasingly more expensive cancer drugs that have marginal efficacy at best.

Established oncology clings to the failed system based on the gene theory and tries to generate hope for new cancer drugs that continue to fail us. A vast pharmaceutical system supports the current cancer ideology. When you’re treated for cancer in the U.S. and many other developed nations, these established therapies are your ONLY options. Your oncologist must treat you within the standard protocol of slash, burn and poison!

Effective non-toxic treatments are available. Non-patentable therapies can’t get the billion-dollar backing to fund the type of studies that would win approval from the oncology community.

What if you could feel empowered to prevent and treat cancer — without toxic, health-damaging treatments?

The National Cancer Institute and the academic and pharmaceutical cancer industries are locked into an old school of thought: Cancer is a genetic disease. Because they’re not willing to look at alternative causes for cancer (there’s no shortage of scientific evidence to prove cancer isn’t a genetic disease) it’s nearly impossible to advance innovative therapies for cancer management and prevention.

The good news is, there are pioneers out there who are working tirelessly to develop treatment protocols that can radically address, prevent and treat most cases of cancer.

Meet THE Game Changer in the World of Cancer: Thomas Seyfried

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Thomas Seyfried is a professor, researcher and author at Boston College. In 2012 Seyfried wrote the book on how cancer needs to be treated in principle, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management and Treatment of Cancer.” This is the gold standard medical textbook for alternative oncologists and a savvy public. It is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.ca/Cancer-Metabolic-Disease-Management-Prevention/dp/0470584920

But unless you have training in biochemistry, you may want to start with Travis Christofferson’s best-selling book, “Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms.” Christofferson’s book is a needed step to understanding the details of Seyfried’s pioneering work. It is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Tripping-over-Truth-Overturning-Entrenched/dp/1603587292

Seyfried has a distinguished background. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the department of neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine and then served on the faculty as an assistant professor in neurology. Throughout his long career, he’s received many awards and honors from organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the American Society for Neurochemistry and the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group of the American Epilepsy Society.

He recently received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of New England, and a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine.

He presently serves on several editorial boards, including those for Nutrition and Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research and ASN Neuro, where he is a senior editor. In total, Seyfried also has over 170 peer-reviewed publications in the scientific literature.

How Seyfried’s Metabolic Theory of Cancer Differs From the Genetic Model of Cancer

Keep in mind, the established dogma that cancer is a genetic disease rules everything — from the research that receives funding to how an oncologist treats you in the U.S. and other developed nations. This dogma is what fuels the entire cancer industry. However, Seyfried disagrees. He and others have been able to advance the theory that cancer is primarily the result of defective energy metabolism in, and damage to, the cells’ mitochondria.

Simply put, genetic mutations are not the primary cause of cancer but are, rather, a downstream effect of the defective energy metabolism. As long as your mitochondria remain healthy and functional, your chances of developing cancer are slim!

Seyfried is one of the pioneers in the application of nutritional ketosis for cancer, a therapy that stems from the work of Dr. Otto Warburg, one of the most brilliant biochemists of the 20th century. Warburg, a personal friend of Albert Einstein, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1931 for how cells obtain energy from respiration. He was even nominated for two additional Nobel’s.

His life’s mission was to find a cure for cancer. However, the findings from his work on cancer’s cause and cellular processes were largely ignored and ridiculed by the oncology research community because they were considered too simple and didn’t fit the genetic model.

Seyfried has followed in Warburg’s scientific footsteps. He conducts important research at Boston College to advance the metabolic theory of cancer and the crucial role nutritional ketosis plays in both prevention and treatment. Let’s learn more about how Seyfried’s important work is saving cancer patients’ lives — and what that might mean for you, too, if you develop cancer.

Meet Travis Christofferson

He is the author of one of the most profound books ever written about cancer: “Tripping Over the Truth.” In his book, Christofferson demonstrates in no uncertain terms why the conventional approach to cancer treatment is fatally flawed.

His book is available through Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Tripping-over-Truth-Overturning-Entrenched/dp/1603587292

Describing the journey from discovery to today’s applications in very readable terms, he traces the development of metabolic therapy from Dr. Otto Warburg’s early work to Thomas Seyfried’s groundbreaking advancements. In 2013, Christofferson set up the nonprofit Single Cause Single Cure Foundation to support the research and clinical application of metabolic therapies for cancer patients. To learn more please copy and past this link into your address bar https://careoncology.com/

When this Blogger contacted Christofferson he told me about the COC Protocol which was developed to have wide-ranging anticancer activity with the potential to benefit patients with cancer of any stage, or type. Abundant existing data supports the individual use of each of the COC protocol medications in cancers of all types (including solid tumours and blood cancers).

Cancer Victim With Inoperable Brain Tumor and Just Months to Live Embraces the Ketogenic Diet

When Pablo Kelly, aged 25, started having migraines in 2013. Soon after nearly collapsing at work and experiencing a drooping of one side of his mouth, and then seizures, he feared something serious was happening to him. Pablo learned he had inoperable stage 4 glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly form of brain cancer. And he was told he had just months to live.

When doctors offered him radiation treatments and chemotherapy, he did the math and realized the survival statistics for his age were about 3 percent, and that was with up to 15 months of chemotherapy.

Without chemotherapy, he was told he had six to nine months. Pablo made a bold decision that went against his doctors’ beliefs and advice. He decided to decline all treatments and, instead, follow a ketogenic diet. His new eating plan excluded processed foods, refined sugars, starches, breads, grains and even root vegetables. Pablo felt he had nothing to lose by making a drastic change in his eating habits. Two years later, CT scans show no growth of his tumor.

He attributes his unusual success to his special diet, supplements and natural anti-inflammatories. Regularly, he fasts and restricts his calories. Pablo is convinced that the ketones his body produces during ketosis supply fuel to his healthy cells, and the lack of glucose helps starve and stabilize his tumor.

And here’s an exciting last minute update to his story: Pablo just wrote to Seyfried to tell him that, while his brain tumor was originally considered inoperable, it became operable after two years on ketogenic metabolic therapy. He recently had brain surgery and is currently doing very well!

This is Post is Managing Cancer as a Metabolic Disease Part One

Part Two with more success stories will follow next week.

These Posts have been condensed from Dr. Mercola’s original post,https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/08/02/metabolic-therapy-for-cancer.aspx

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