Managing Cancer as a Metabolic Disease Part Two

Last week, in Managing Cancer as a Metabolic Disease Part One, we learned that,

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!”

Here is the link to that Blog Post

This week we will continue with more success stories.

Mayo Clinic Asks Long-Term Physician Cancer Survivor: ‘Just What Are You Doing?’

Dr. Bomar Herrin, 58, worked out regularly. During a workout he felt a snap near his right shoulder.

A biopsy revealed it was caused by a plasmacytoma, or a cluster of cancerous plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell, and when they become abnormal they are called myeloma. Myeloma cells in several parts of the body are called multiple myeloma. While Herrin had radiation to treat the plasmacytoma in his arm, a PET scan revealed lesions on his spine, sacrum and ribs, which indicated that his cancer might have spread.

Strongly motivated to find a way to halt the progression of his disease, he embarked on a different path: metabolic therapy. That was eight years ago. For eight years, Herrin has been following a ketogenic diet and fasting regularly. He recently reported to Seyfried that his cancer load and inflammation markers are down.

In March 2017, his kappa/lambda ratio was normal for the first time – a measure of multiple myeloma activity. And he reports: “At the Mayo Clinic, I am now being asked to describe just what I am doing!”

Colon Cancer Patient Says ‘No’ to Standard Care and ‘Yes’ to the Ketogenic Diet — Four Years Later She Remains Cancer-Free

A gentleman who learned about Seyfried and metabolic therapy from an interview just four days after his wife had surgery for colon cancer. A 3-centimeter malignant section of her colon was removed, as well as 12 adjacent lymph nodes. Eight of them were cancerous.

Both this gentleman and his wife, Barb, had listened intently to his interview. That turned out to be a pivotal event in his wife’s health journey. Shortly after her surgery, his wife was advised to commence the standard chemo regimen. Instead, she decided to start the ketogenic diet. Four years later, she continues to follow her ketogenic diet.  During the last four years, her six-month tests have all been cancer-free!

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Dr. Thomas Seyfried

5 Powerful Steps to Minimize Your Cancer Risk

  • Switch over to a cyclical ketogenic diet and then intermittent feasting and fasting (You’ll find the exact steps in Mercola’s book “Fat for Fuel”)
  • Avoid pesticides, herbicides, genetically engineered and factory farmed foods (choose organic, locally grown wholefoods whenever possible)
  • Move more and exercise regularly (simply sitting less can make a profound difference in your health)
  • Get regular sun exposure and maintain healthy vitamin D serum levels (>60 ng/ml)
  • Detox your body with regular full spectrum infrared sauna sessions

Success Stories Pour In – What Metabolic Therapy Can Potentially Do for End-Stage Cancer Patients

Dr. Abdul Slocum, a physician from Turkey, sees many end-stage cancer patients in his clinic, ChemoThermia Oncology Center. A significant number of his patients have pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst prognoses of any cancer with over 90 percent of its victims dead within five years.

Most patients are diagnosed with the disease in its advanced stages. When a patient discovers he has stage 4 pancreatic adenocarcinoma, his life expectancy is about six months. If liver metastasis has occurred, he may live for only weeks.

Many of Slocum’s patients have failed traditional therapies and some have even been sent home to die. When they enter his clinic, patients are immediately placed on a ketogenic diet and remain on it throughout their treatment. Here’s what’s most noteworthy about Slocum’s approach:

  • Treatment protocols are non-toxic and utilize practices based on metabolic therapy
  • Any chemotherapy agents used are applied in the lowest possible dose to minimize harm to the body (and keep it an “approved” treatment)
  • Patients experience a high quality of life during treatment, unlike the discomfort and toxic side effects that typically accompany conventional treatments

Slocum and his team are seeing remarkable success with metabolic therapy in a broad range of advanced stage cancers including those involving the pancreas, lung, breasts, ovaries and stomach.

Could Metabolic Therapy Be Your Very Best Chance of Recovery If You Were Diagnosed With Cancer?

Slocum isn’t the only cancer specialist seeing positive results. Dr. Jean-Pierre Spinosa is also reporting exciting results with metabolic therapy with patients in his practice in Switzerland:

  • Two patients with metastatic breast cancer are still completely free of cancer
  • A patient with metastatic prostate cancer is stable with PSA remaining at 7
  • A patient with leiomyosarcoma (an aggressive type of soft tissue sarcoma) is stable
  • A patient with inoperable grade 4 glioblastoma is stabilized on metabolic therapy

Of course, he and his patients are very encouraged by these results. However, metabolic therapy isn’t a magic wand. It won’t – and doesn’t – save everyone’s life. Typically, a majority of the clinics following this alternative protocol see patients at the end of their journey, typically when traditional treatments have failed. Unfortunately, a certain percentage of patients aren’t going to survive, no matter what.

But if patients can get through this metabolic protocol, the median survival can increase 400 percent and their quality of life can be drastically improved.That’s incredible!And imagine the potential outcome if clinics like these could treat more patients who are newly diagnosed and haven’t yet been exposed to toxic and health-harming treatments? I believe that metabolic therapy creates for you, your family or loved ones, the very best chance for recovery from this devastating disease.

If You’re Supporting Traditional Cancer Causes, Do You Know Where Your Money Goes?

Did you know that Breast Cancer Awareness Month was launched by Astra Zeneca, a pharmaceutical company that sells both cancer treatments AND toxic, carcinogenic pesticides? Astra Zeneca potentially profits from both.

If you support activities that include “racing for the cure,” your money goes to Komen. In 2016, Komen had an annual revenue of over $200 million, they awarded 103 grants totalling $33 million – about 16.5 percent. Only 4 percent of grant money was dedicated to prevention!

In 2017 the Tampa Bay Times and The Center for Investigative Reporting compiled this exhaustive list based on federal tax filings for the past 10 years. They solicited donations in excess of $1.35 billion (for the entire list of 50 charities). At least twelve cancer foundations.Here is the link

Less than 10 percent actually went to help individuals in need or for research. Your donation supports research and therapies that reinforce the failures of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

Important Cutting Edge Metabolic Therapies That Address the True Cause of Cancer: Defective Mitochondria

Emerging evidence shows that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation in the cells. Research shows that cancer is suppressed when the nucleus from a tumor cell is transferred to cytoplasm of normal cells with normal mitochondria.

Blog Sept. 13 Mitochondria

Defective (empty GBM) mitochondria within the cell can’t produce energy normally

It is the normal mitochondria that suppress cancer growth.This finding alone is enough to cast serious doubt on the genetic theory of cancer. The disturbances in tumor cell energy metabolism can be linked to abnormalities in the structure and function of the mitochondria.

Seyfried’s research has shown that cancer growth and progression can be managed following a whole-body transition from fermentable metabolites, such as glucose and glutamine, to respiratory metabolites, primarily ketone bodies that are formed when you follow a ketogenic diet.This transition reduces tumor vascularity and inflammation while enhancing tumor cell death.

A novel “press-pulse” therapeutic strategy is in development for the non-toxic metabolic management of cancer. The conclusions:Optimization of dosing, timing, and scheduling of the press-pulse therapeutic strategy will facilitate the eradication of tumor cells with minimal patient toxicity. This therapeutic strategy can be used as a framework for the design of clinical trials for the non-toxic management of mostcancers.To read the study please copy and past this link into your address bar

Seyfried’s lab is currently exploring a number of metabolic therapies in a metastatic mouse model, including the combination of the following:

Ketogenic diet *

Glycolytic inhibitors

Oxygen therapy

Glutamine inhibitors

Exogenous ketones

Other metabolic targeting therapies

The goal of this advanced research is to develop a non-toxic diet/drug therapeutic treatment that can resolve both primary tumor growth AND secondary tumor metastatic lesions in a range of preclinical models of cancer.

To learn more about the Ketogenic diet * read, How Do I Do the Ketogenic Diet?

These Posts have been condensed from Dr. Mercola’s original post,

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