The Ketogenic Diet Starves Cancer Cells.

Dr. Mercola interviews Travis Christofferson, the author of Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms

Christofferson:  Drugs targeting DNA have been very, very disappointing. We’ve been told that these targeted therapies were going to result in cures. It’s clear that’s not the case because of the data from the Cancer Genome Atlas project. There’s just too much random diversity within the genes. It’s hard enough to find a target from one patient to the next and if you do there’s another phenomenon called intra heterogeneity, which is the difference in mutations from cell to cell within the same tumor.

James Watson Nobel, who won the Nobel Prize in 1954 for discovering the structure of DNA, noticed this and said; I am no longer giving money to the Cancer Genome Atlas project. If we’re ever going to cure cancer we’re clearly going to have to go back to the days of Warburg and focus on the metabolism.

Mercola: Warburg was the first person who noted that there’s a difference in the metabolism. Cancer cells are anaerobically metabolizing glucose (without oxygen) inefficiently and they have this relative primitive form of energy generation and it’s inefficient.

So the question becomes what caused them to revert to this? Peter Peterson out of Hopkins took it to the next step, he actually determined that there is a radically reduced number of mitochondria. There are typically several thousand in each cell comprising about a third to 50% of the volume of the inside of your cell. These generate the energies of our cells.

If you’ve got a radical reduction of those and if the ones that are left are relatively dysfunctional, not even working if they work in at all, then you’ve got a problem.  So these cancer cells don’t have a choice, they have to revert to anaerobic metabolism.

Healthy mitochondria send signals, (epigenetic communication) between its cell and the nucleus and this epigenetic signalling from the mitochondria is actually what’s responsible for initiating a significant percentage of the genetic damage that has been identified so well through the DNA sequencing project, which the majority of the scientists have been focused on currently. 

If we’re ever going to cure cancer we have to focus on the metabolism.

Christofferson:  The mitochondrial damage is irrefutable. We look at cancer cells and the number of mitochondria are vastly reduced. When you isolate and look at the mitochondria you look at them, they’re messed up. There are protein problems; there are lipid problems, and all kinds of structural abnormalities. The question is: “Why has the cancer reverted to anaerobic energy generation?” Nobody really tied that to the terrible structure of the mitochondria. They didn’t have the tools to see the mitochondria and now we do.

Tom Seyfried, the leading edge cancer scientist, has done such a great job of piecing together the events once mitochondrial are damaged.  This relationship between mitochondria and the nucleus is so important. They constantly crosstalk and mitochondrial health is correlated to the health of the entire organism, you.

The dominant theory of aging explains that you age because your mitochondria age,they take the brunt of metabolism. When you generate energy you are whipping around free radicals and they’re constantly under stress so they get banged up and beat up and you look at the antioxidants within mitochondria they have declined by about 50% with advanced age.

Mercola: It is important to note, is when they burn fuel they generate these reactive oxygen systems (ROS). But the question is what you fuel are they’re burning?

 They are burning glucose (carbohydrates). They are burning dirty fuel generating tons of reactive oxygen species as opposed to burning ketones or fats.

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Christofferson:  As a fuel ketones are incredible, they burned clean with much less ROS or free radical generation but the clincher with this theory is that once there’s enough mitochondrial damage there is a retrograde response or an epigenetic signal to the nucleus and once this happens then you start to see the accumulation of mutations.

So the whole crux of this theory is which is first? The argument is that the metabolic theory is this mitochondrial damage is how first and then you see the mutations.The mutations appeared as the causebut in fact they are a downstream signalfrom the from the true cause. Researchers were led sort of down this wild-goose chase trying to find what these mutations were and why they were important. So now that we know this we can go back to the mitochondria and ask how do restore our cell and how do we keep them healthy?

The dietary therapy, what Tom Seyfried calls a restricted Ketogenic diet, is the foundation of this therapeutic approach because it does incredible things to the body where it differentiates between cancer cells and normal cells. When you switch from glucose metabolism to ketone metabolism you put energetic pressure on the cancer cells because they have to burn ketones in mitochondria, which is something they don’t have much of.

So we’ve noticed that once you put people in this dietary state everything becomes more effective even traditional chemotherapy even radiation and at the same time you’re mitigating side-effects because healthy tissues are able to withstand the sort of toxic payload from traditional chemotherapy. The exciting thing is when you add on these other metabolic therapies that are synergistic and their mechanisms overlap. Exogenous ketones are exciting.  How far can we take that metabolic state to this tipping point where cancer cells growth is stopped but they begin to die.

We can bring blood glucose levels down way farther than most people think safely. You add gluconeogenesis inhibitors that’s one of the main culprits you have to contend with as far as keeping blood glucose down, you add exogenously tones and people are put in this different metabolic state.

They’re shifting away from carbohydrate metabolism and then add on pulses of pressure: 3bromopyruvate(3-BrPA) and dichloroacetate (DCA) are inhibitors and Metformin. They are very non-toxic that overlap and mechanism.

This foundational shift to a ketone-based metabolism followed by these pulses of pressure appears to be the best avenue to a cure.  

Ketone bodies are not just a fuel they’re signalling molecules. Incredibly restorative things happen: you completely rearrange the architecture of your DNA; you start expressing new genes; you drop down the inflammatory genes and boost all these restorative genes. There is mitochondrial biogenesis. Look at all the diseases that spin out of this metabolic dysfunction from not entering the state of ketosis periodically – neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, obesity, diabetes, heart failure, heart disease, arthritis, cancer, and the list goes on.

A shift in macromolecular consumption from carbohydrates to fats can stop diseases. It goes back to Dr. Veech who was the lineage of Otto Warburg. He got his PhD in under Hans Krebs. He’s done a lot of this ketone body research along with Cahill and he said in late 70s or 80s that so many disease states spin out of a function of mitochondrial decay and the ketone bodies can potentially mitigate this process. Now we have exotic ketones that maybe help people that aren’t able to do the dietary restrictions.

The ketogenic diet really is just the maintenance of the fasting state nutritionally. Periodic fasting can be difficult because you transition through this induction phase. Your body is tooled up to burn carbohydrates, so when you fast it has to retool and during that process you burn muscle as a bridge to get you over to fat metabolism.

All evidence points to maybe not a huge increase in lifespan but it definitely a huge increase in health span. For example, if you were predisposed to getting type 2 diabetes in midlife, if you were in ketogenic state you may never get it. So if you want to live well for a long time that is were the benefit will be.

Here is the link to Travis Christofferson’s book Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms  https://www.amazon.ca/Tripping-over-Truth-Overturning-Entrenched/dp/1603587292

This Post has the highlights of the interview with Dr. Mercola & Travis Christofferson on the Metabolic Theory of Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvNaO0Poeqs

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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 https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/managing-cancer-as-a-metabolic-disease-part-one/

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 https://smartasset.com/mortgage/the-50-worst-charities-in-america-how-to-keep-from-being-scammed

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.

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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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28250801

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? https://wordpress.com/post/2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/494

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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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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Cancer Part Two: Thomas N. Seyfried Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry discusses his latest research in treating and preventing cancer.

This is the second of two Posts.  In the first Post Thomas N. Seyfried Ph.D., in his down-to-earth no nonsense style,discusses his latest cancer research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APwnkpD_BfI

For those who are suffering with or know someone who is suffering with cancer, my hope is that you watch the video and then present the video and the paper to your doctor.

Your knowledge may convince the doctor consider this approach that uses food and no radiation or chemotherapy.

NIH Paper: Nuclear Transfer Experiments disproved the gene theory of cancer, Dr. Seyfried’s scientific paper with the 243 supporting studies.

Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941741/

This Post highlights some of the important points of Dr. Seyfried’s research paper.

Emerging evidence indicates that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease involving disturbances in energy production through respiration and fermentation. The genomic instability observed in tumor cells and all other recognized hallmarks of cancer are considered downstream epiphenomena of the initial disturbance of cellular energy metabolism.

Cancer growth and progression can be managed following a whole body transition from fermentable metabolites, primarily glucose and glutamine, to respiratory metabolites, primarily ketone bodies.

Introduction:    A major impediment in the effort to control cancer has been due in large part to the confusion surrounding the origin of the disease.

Provocative question: does cancer arise from somatic mutations?   Most of those who conduct academic research on cancer would consider it a type of somatic genetic disease where damage to a cell’s nuclear DNA underlies the transformation of a normal cell into a potentially lethal cancer cell.

Inconsistencies with a nuclear gene origin of cancer.           Inconsistencies regarding the somatic nuclear gene theory of cancer come from nuclear/cytoplasmic transfer experiments between tumorigenic and non-tumorigenic cells. Several investigators showed that tumorigenicity is suppressed when cytoplasm from non-tumorigenic cells, containing normal mitochondria, is combined with nuclei from tumor cells. Moreover, the in vivo tumorigenicity of multiple human and animal tumor types is suppressed when the nucleus from the tumor cell is introduced into the cytoplasm of a nontumorigenic cell. Tumors generally did not form despite the continued presence of the tumor-associated mutations.

The conclusion that cancer can be best defined as a type of mitochondrial disease. The nuclear transfer studies are summarized in Figure 1, highlighting the role of the mitochondria in suppressing tumorigenesis.

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Fig. 1. Role of the nucleus and mitochondria in the origin of tumors.This image summarizes the experimental evidence supporting a dominant role of the mitochondria in the origin of tumorigenesis as described previously. Normal cells are depicted in green with mitochondrial and nuclear morphology indicative of normal respiration and nuclear gene expression, respectively. Tumor cells are depicted in red with abnormal mitochondrial and nuclear morphology indicative of abnormal respiration and genomic instability. (1) Normal cells beget normal cells. (2) Tumor cells beget tumor cells. (3) Delivery of a tumor cell nucleus into a normal cell cytoplasm begets normal cells despite the persistence of tumor-associated genomic abnormalities. (4) Delivery of a normal cell nucleus into a tumor cell cytoplasm begets tumor cells or dead cells but not normal cells. The results suggest that tumors do not arise from nuclear genomic defects alone and that normal mitochondria can suppress tumorigenesis.

Respiratory insufficiency as the origin of cancer and the ‘Warburg effect’… there is only one common cause into which all other causes of cancer merge, the irreversible injuring of respiration. 

The key points of Warburg’s theory are:

(i) insufficient respiration initiates tumorigenesis and ultimately cancer,

(ii) energy through glycolysis gradually compensates for insufficient energy through respiration,

(iii) cancer cells continue to ferment lactate in the presence of oxygen and

(iv) respiratory insufficiency eventually becomes irreversible (54–58).

Mitochondrial structure is intimately connected to mitochondrial function. …

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Fig. 2. Typical ultrastructure of a normal mitochondrion and a mitochondrion from a human glioblastoma.   Normal mitochondria contain elaborate cristae, which are extensions of the inner membrane and contain the protein complexes of the electron transport chain necessary for producing ATP through OxPhos. The mitochondrion from the glioblastoma (m) is enlarged and shows a near total breakdown of cristae (cristolysis) and an electronlucent matrix. The absence of cristae in glioblastoma mitochondria indicates that OxPhos would be deficient. The arrow indicates an inner membrane fold.

Cristae contain the proteins of the respiratory complexes and play an essential structural role in facilitating energy production through OxPhos.

It is obvious that mitochondrial function or OxPhos sufficiency cannot be normal in tumor cells that contain few if any mitochondria. Glycolysis and lactate fermentation would need to be upregulated in these tumor cells in order to compensate for the absence of OxPhos.

Connecting the links from respiratory insufficiency to cancer origin.       The path from normal cell physiology to malignant behavior, where all major cancer hallmarks are expressed, is depicted in Figure 3.Any unspecific condition that damages a cell’s respiratory capacity but is not severe enough to kill the cell can potentially initiate thepath to a malignant cancer. Reduced respiratory capacity could arisefrom damage to any mitochondrial protein, lipid or mtDNA. Someof the many unspecific conditions that can diminish a cell’s respiratorycapacity thus initiating carcinogenesis include inflammation,carcinogens, radiation (ionizing or ultraviolet), intermittent hypoxia,rare germline mutations, viral infections and age.

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Fig. 3. Mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction as the origin of cancer.           Cancer can arise from any number of non-specific events that damage the respiratory capacity of cells over time. The path to carcinogenesis will occur only in those cells capable of enhancing energy production through fermentation (substrate level phosphorylation, SLP). Despite the shift from respiration to SLP the ΔG′ of ATP hydrolysis remains fairly constant at approximately −56 kJ indicating that the energy from SLP compensates for the reduced energy from OxPhos. The mitochondrial stress response or retrograde signaling will initiate oncogene upregulation and tumor suppressor gene inactivation that are necessary to maintain viability of incipient cancer cells when respiration becomes unable to maintain energy homeostasis. Genomic instability will arise as a secondary consequence of protracted mitochondrial stress from disturbances in the intracellular and extracellular microenvironment. Metastasis arises from respiratory damage in cells of myeloid/macrophage origin. The degree of malignancy is linked directly to the energy transition from OxPhos to SLP. This scenario links all major cancer hallmarks to an extrachromosomal respiratory dysfunction. The T signifies an arbitrary threshold when the shift from OxPhos to SLP might become irreversible.

Fig. 4. Timeline of events following expression of K-Ras.     (K-ras controls cell proliferation). Please click this link for Figure 4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941741/

Can tumor somatic mutations arise as a downstream epiphenomenon of abnormal energy metabolism?                        Evidence indicates that a persistent retrograde response or mitochondrial stress response leads to abnormalities in DNA repair mechanisms and to the upregulation of fermentation pathways. Oncogene upregulation becomes essential for increased glucose and glutamine metabolism following respiratory impairment.

The metabolic waste products of fermentation can destabilize the morphogenetic field of the tumor microenvironment thus contributing to inflammation, angiogenesis and progression. Normal mitochondrial function is necessary for maintaining intracellular calcium homeostasis, which is required for chromosomal integrity and the fidelity of cell division. Aneuploidy can arise during cell division from abnormalities in calcium homeostasis. In this general picture, the abnormal genomic landscape seen in tumor cells is considered a downstream epiphenomenon of dysfunctional respiration and protracted oncogene-driven fermentation. In other words, the somatic mutations arise as effects rather than as causes of tumorigenesis. The nuclear transfer experiments support this view (Figure 1).

Exploiting mitochondrial dysfunction for the metabolic management of cancer.If cancer is primarily a disease of energy metabolism, then rationalstrategies for cancer management should be found in those therapiesthat specifically target tumor cell energy metabolism. These therapeuticstrategies should be applicable to the majority of cancers regardlessof tissue origin, as nearly all cancers suffer from a commonmalady, i.e. insufficient respiration with compensatory fermentation.

As glucose is the major fuel for tumor energy metabolism through lactate fermentation, the restriction of glucose becomes a prime target for management. It is well known that ketones can replace glucose as an energy metabolite and can protect the brain from severe hypoglycaemia. Hence, the shift in energy metabolism associated with a low carbohydrate, high-fat Ketogenic diet administered in restricted amounts (KD-R) can protect normal cells from glycolytic inhibition and the brain from hypoglycemia.

The metabolic shift from glucose metabolism to ketone body metabolism creates an anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and proapoptotic environment within the tumor mass. The general concept of a survival advantage of tumor cells over normal cells occurs when fermentable fuels are abundant, but not when they are limited. Figure 5 illustrates the changes in whole body levels of blood glucose and ketone bodies (β-hydroxybutyrate) that will metabolically stress tumor cells while enhancing the metabolic efficiency of normal cells.

 Implications for novel therapeutics.       Once the whole body enters the metabolic zone described in Figure 5,relatively low doses of a variety of drugs can be used to further targetenergy metabolism in any surviving tumor cells. It is interestingthat the therapeutic success of imatinib (Gleevec) and trastuzumab(Herceptin) in managing BCR-ABL leukemia cells and ErbB2-positive breast cancers, respectively, is dependent on their ability to target signalling pathways linked to glucose metabolism.

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Fig. 5. Relationship of circulating levels of glucose and ketones (β-hydroxybutyrate) to tumor management. The glucose and ketone values are within normal physiological ranges under     fasting conditions in humans and will produce anti-angiogenic, anti-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic effects. We refer to this state as the zone of metabolic management. Metabolic stress will be greater in tumor cells than in normal cells when the whole body enters the metabolic zone. The values for blood glucose in mg/dl can be estimated by multiplying the mM values by 18. The glucose and ketone levels predicted for tumor management in human cancer patients are 3.1–3.8 mM (55–65 mg/dl) and 2.5–7.0 mM, respectively. These ketone levels are well below the levels associated with ketoacidosis (blood ketone values greater than 15 mmol). Elevated ketones will protect the brain from hypoglycemia.

Poff et al. also recently showed a synergistic interaction between the KD and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2T) (Figure 6). A dependency on glucose and an inability to use ketones for energy makes tumor cells selectively vulnerable to this therapy.

Besides drugs that target glucose, drugs that target glutamine can also be effective in killing systemic metastatic cancer cells.

The novelty of the metabolic approach to cancer managementinvolves the implementation of a synergistic combination of nutritionalketosis, cancer metabolic drugs and HBO2T.  … This therapeutic strategy produces a shift in metabolic physiology that will not only kill tumor cells but also enhance the general health and metabolic efficiency of normal cells, and consequently the whole body. We view this therapeutic approach as a type of ‘mitochondrial enhancement therapy’.

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Fig. 6. The KD and HBO2T (hyperbaric oxygen therapy) are synergistic in reducing systemic metastatic cancer in the syngeneic VM mouse model.

Advanced metastatic cancers can become manageable when their access to fermentable fuels becomes restricted. The metabolic shift associated with the KD-R involves ‘keto-adaptation’. However, the adaptation to this new metabolic state can be challenging for some people. The administration of ketone esters could conceivably enable patients to circumvent the dietary restriction generally required for sustained nutritional ketosis.

Definitions:

Angiogenic, formation of new blood vessels;

Apoptotic, programmed cell death;

Carcinogenesis, origin of cancer;

Cytoplasm, the material of a cell exclusive of that of the nucleus;

Epiphenomena, symptoms;

Extrachromosomal, outside the chromosome;

Fermentation, production of energy from a fuel;

Genome, hereditary factors;

Glioblastoma, A malignant tumor usually occurring in the cerebrum of adults;

Glycolysis, conversion of glucose resulting in energy;

Hypoglycaemia, Abnormally low levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

In vivo, within the living body;

OxPhos, Oxidative Phosphorylation (metabolic pathway)

Respiration, the oxidative process occurring within living cells by which the chemical energy of organic molecules is converted into energy involving the consumption of oxygen and the production of carbon dioxide and water as byproducts;

Tumorigenic, cause tumours relating to the development of tumours;

Source:https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/

Abbreviations:ATP, adenosine triphosphate; HBO2T, hyperbaric oxygen therapy; KD, ketogenic diet; OxPhos, oxidative phosphorylation; ROS, reactive oxygen species; SLP, substrate level phosphorylation; TCA, tricarboxylic acid.

References: For the 243 Supporting Studies please go to the NIH website.

Source:   Cancer as a metabolic disease: implications for novel therapeutics by Thomas N.Seyfried*, Roberto E.Flores, Angela M.Poff and Dominic P.D’Agostino https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3941741/

I hope that these two Posts help you along the way to conquering cancer.

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Cancer Part One: Thomas N. Seyfried Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry discusses his latest research in treating and preventing cancer.

I would like to dedicate this Post to friends who lost their battle with cancer. This is for you Anne and Holly.

In this first PostThomas N. Seyfried Ph.D., in his down-to-earth no nonsense style,discusses his latest cancer research. Learn more about Dr. Seyfried in his Blog https://tomseyfried.com/blog/

 Source: A Novel Therapeutic Strategy For Metabolic Management of Cancer

Thomas N. Seyfried received his Ph.D. in Genetics and Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana, in 1976. He did his undergraduate work at the University of New England, where he recently received the distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. He also holds a Master’s degree in Genetics from Illinois State University. Thomas Seyfried served with distinction in the United States Army’s First Cavalry Division during the Vietnam War and received numerous medals and commendations. 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.

In his presentation, “A Novel Therapeutic Strategy For The Metabolic Management Of Cancer”, he discusses his latest research in treating and preventing cancer. In addition to his research on the ketogenic diet, he adds a new component, which adds drugs and procedures that create both chronic and intermittent acute stress on tumor cell energy metabolism, while protecting and enhancing the energy metabolism of normal cells. He calls this the “press- pulse” therapeutic strategy for cancer management is an approach, which includes the calorie restricted ketogenic diets used together with drugs and procedures.

A shift from respiration to fermentation is a common metabolic hallmark of cancer cells.  As a result, glucose and glutamine become the prime fuels for driving the dysregulated growth of tumors. Press disturbances produce chronic stress, while pulse disturbances produce acute stress on populations. It was only when both disturbances coincide that population reduction occurred.

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This general concept can be applied to the management of cancer by creating chronic metabolic stresses on tumor cell energy metabolism (press disturbance) that are coupled to a series of acute metabolic stressors that restrict glucose and glutamine availability while also stimulating cancer-specific oxidative stress (pulse disturbances), elevation of non- fermentable ketone bodies protect normal cells from energy stress while further enhancing energy stress in tumor cells that lack the metabolic exibility to use ketones as an efficient energy source.

Mitochondrial abnormalities and genetic mutations make tumor cells vulnerable metabolic stress. 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 most cancers.

This video Post is the first of 2 parts. The second is Dr. Seyfried’s scientific paper with the 243 supporting studies.

For those who are suffering with or know someone who is suffering with cancer, my hope is that you watch the video and then present the video and the paper to the attending doctor.

Your knowledge may help the doctor consider this approach that uses food and no radiation or chemotherapy. To help you there are Definitions and Abbreviationsat the end of this post. 

Part Two is in the next Post: Nuclear Transfer Experiments disproved the gene theory of cancer

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Cancer is a metabolic disease, not a genetic one. The genetic mutations are a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism.

If you or your family and friends have been affected by cancer please read this condensed version of a recent interview with Dr. Seyfried.

Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D., is a professor of biology at Boston College and a leading expert and researcher in the field of cancer metabolism and nutritional ketosis. Ketogenic therapy calls for restricting net carbs (carbs less fiber) and limiting protein.

Cancer is a metabolic disease, not a genetic one. The genetic mutations observed in some cancers are a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism in the mitochondria (the energy stations inside your cells).  As long as your mitochondria remain healthy and functional, your chances of developing cancer are slim.

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The traditionally held dogma (view) is that cancer is a genetic disease. As noted by Seyfried:

“A dogma is considered irrefutable truth… The problem with dogma is that sometimes it blinds you to alternative views and sets up ideologies that are extremely difficult to change.

But evidence is accumulating that the mutations we see that are the prime focus and the basis for the genetic theory are actually downstream effects of this disturbance in the metabolism (processes to maintain life) …”

Seyfried complied of research from independent and well-respected scientists within various disciplines, who conducted valuable experiments to form a strong scientific foundation for the theory that cancer is indeed a metabolic disease, not a genetic one, and that genetic mutations are a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism in the mitochondria.

Nuclear Transfer Experiments disproved the gene theory.   When the nuclei of a cancer cell were transferred into a healthy cytoplasm (material inside the cell membrane), the new cytoplasm did NOT form cancer.

If genetic mutations are not the primary cause of cancer but rather a secondary, downstream effect of dysfunctional cell respiration, why and how do mutations occur?  Seyfried explains, “Once the cells’ respiration (intake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide) is damaged, that damage then leads to a compensatory fermentation (existing without oxygen), which requires the upregulation (increasing the response) of oncogenes (cancer genes).

Damaged respiration also produces large amounts of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and secondary free radicals that damage DNA proteins and lipids (fats inside your cellular membranes). The ROS also cause mutations in the nuclear genome. So the mutations are the result of defective respiration and subsequent exaggerated ROS production.

Dr. Seyfried says,  “Those nuclear transfer experiments were always present in the literature. They were considered anomalies.

It was just interpreting a series of experiments in light of the origin of the disease, and then asking what conclusion would these experiments support. Would it support the nuclear genetic theory of cancer, or would it support the mitochondrial metabolic theory of cancer? In each of these cases, the results more strongly supported the metabolic theory of cancer than the nuclear genetic theory.

Why the War on Cancer Has Not Yet Been Won?      The cancer industry is focusing on the downstream effects of the problem. Dr. Seyfried says, “Even though you may get success for a few months, or even a year in some people, the majority of people will not respond effectively to these kinds of therapies.”

If defective mitochondria are responsible for the origin of cancer, and defective energy metabolism is responsible for the majority of the characteristics of the disease, then how do you treat the disease?

The answer is be an efficient fat burner. Fat-derived ketone bodies, through a process, reduce the production of ROS. Hence, ketone bodies are considered a more “clean” fuel. Today, most people are burning glucose as their primary fuel, thanks to an overabundance of sugar and processed grains in the diet and a deficiency in healthy fats.

If you have less ROS being generated in the mitochondria, you end up with less mitochondrial damage and less DNA damage. Switching to ketones to fuel your body is the key component of cancer treatment.

    “One of the things that trigger cancer is inflammation. … Chronic high levels of blood sugar create inflammation. … Glucose itself is not carcinogenic, but elevated dysregulated (poorly controlled) glucose metabolism can lead to inflammation, and can cause a number of other disturbances in the overall metabolism of the body,” Seyfried says.

Do Not Confuse Nutritional Ketosis With Ketoacidosis. These are two entirely different states.

As noted by Seyfried, “Mitochondria actually get very healthy when ketones are metabolized as opposed to some of the other fuels, especially glucose.”

What about preventing disease with antioxidants?  If you suppress reactive oxygen species (ROS) indiscriminately, you’ll create biological dysfunction. When your body is burning ketones as its primary fuel, you have neither too much nor too little ROS.

It is far more effective to address the ROS generation at its source, which is the fuel your body is primarily burning for energy. Change the fuel, from sugar to fat to generate fewer ROS.

Ketones Prevent Dysregulated ROS Production, Thereby Reducing Your Risk for Cancer:       “There’s no question about that. It’s what we call a homeostatic state (the cell’s ability to maintain internal stability),” Seyfried notes. “Ketones prevent dysregulated ROS production… You’re allowing your body to remain healthier for a longer period of time. That’s basically what we’re doing here … Cancer is accelerated entropy, a total disorganization of the homeostatic parameters within cells and outside the cells in the morphogenetic field and in the entire body itself.

When you view cancer as a metabolic disease, as explained by Seyfried, you treat it this by targeting the fuels the cancer cells are using, primarily glucose and glutamine.

According to Dr. Seyfried, if you prevent damage to your mitochondria then the probability of getting cancer is reduced to a least 80%.

Prevent cancer and most of the major diseases by eating less carbs and protein and moving more.

Cancer cells can use glutamine for energy and growth as well. The combination of both glucose and glutamine (the common amino acid in proteins) creates a really “supercharged system,”Seyfried notes.

For more information please read my Blog post, How Do I Do the Ketogentic diet?

https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/how-do-i-do-the-ketogenic-diet/

Restrict your net carbs (carbs less fiber) below 50 grams per day and your protein to below 1 gram per kilogram of lean body mass.How much protein is outlined in my Blog post https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/11/09/how-much-protein-do-you-need-in-nutritional-ketosis/

For the layperson, Dr. Seyfried is a major contributor to the book, Tripping over the Truth: How the Metabolic Theory of Cancer Is Overturning One of Medicine’s Most Entrenched Paradigms https://www.amazon.ca/Tripping-over-Truth-Overturning-Entrenched/dp/1603587292/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=VX20GWBM2VV4VYH885FK

If you really want to dig deep into the details of therapeutic ketosis, read Seyfried’s book, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer.”  If you want to start with a shorter treatise, you can read his paper, “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: Implications for Novel Therapeutics,” published in the journal Carcinogenesis in 2014,4 or his 2015 paper in the journal Frontiers, titled “Cancer as a Mitochondrial Metabolic

Too many people have died and continue to die needlessly. It’s time to get back on the right track. The information about how to prevent cancer and other chronic illness already exists. It’s just a matter of applying it.

Source: Why Cancer Needs To Be Treated as a Metabolic Disease. Here is the link https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2019/01/06/metabolic-disease.aspx

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Never Fear Cancer

Raymond Francis tells us how to Never Fear Cancer in his video. This is the transcript.

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Hey everybody, this is scientist Raymond Francis. You know my mission is to help people like you get well and stay well.

Let’s talk about cancer. Cancer is a most feared disease because our doctors are clueless on how to cure it. After heart disease, cancer is the leading cause of death. It kills about 600,000 Americans every year. It’s outrageous that we allow this to happen.

About 90% of all cancers are caused by diet and lifestyle. Since diet and lifestyle are choices almost anybody can choose to prevent or reverse cancer.

You know if there is only two causes of disease: deficiency and toxicity. So to prevent or reverse any disease this is where the focus has to be.  Modern medicines focus on treating only the symptoms of disease with toxic drugs and surgery and chemotherapy and radiation is just badly misplaced and this is resulting in an epidemic of chronic disease and our high cancer death rate.

Conventional medicine offers only false hopes and high prices with it’s dangerous and ineffective treatments.

If you want to prevent or reverse cancer changing your diet detoxifying and supplementing are essential. So get all the bad foods out of your life. That is sugar, wheat, dairy, excess animal protein and all the processed oils and for that matter all the processed foods. Get them out of your life.Substitute fresh organic vegetables especially cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower, cabbage, garden cress, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts and similar green leaf vegetables). Get exercise, sunlight, sauna regularly. Supplement with high-quality nutrients and these nutrients should include a good multivitamin, a vitamin C, vitamin D, essential fatty acids, selenium, glutathione, Co Q 10, curcumin, Quercetin (anti-inflammatory)and real olive oil.

Health is a personal responsibility and only you can prevent or reverse cancer.

Anyone wishing to accept this responsibility should read my book, Never Fear Cancer Again. High-quality nutritional supplements are essential since it’s no longer possible to get the nutrition you need even if you eat a good diet. The high quality brand I take is Beyond Health and if you want to learn more about how to prevent or reverse cancer get yourself a copy of Never Fear Cancer Again.   Thank you very much for listening. Have a super great day!

Here is the link to the book, Never Fear Cancer Again https://www.amazon.ca/Never-Fear-Cancer-Again-Prevent/dp/075731550X

The US link to the supplements is through Beyond Health https://beyondhealth.com/bh-supplements.html?limit=all

For Canadians, the same product is distributed under the name, Perque. Here is the link, hover over the Products menu for a list of supplements https://www.perque.com/products/

Raymond Francis, D.Sc., M.Sc., RNC has been called a “brilliant advanced thinker” and has been cited as “one of the few scientists who has achieved a breakthrough understanding of health and disease.”

Raymond is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal-health maintenance and a pioneer in transforming our failed disease-care system to a true health-care system.

He is a chemist by training, a graduate of M.I.T., a bestselling author, and a world-class speaker.

He has written five breakthrough books, the international bestseller Never Be Sick Again, Never Be Fat Again, Never Fear Cancer Again, Never Feel Old Again, and The Great American Health Hoax. Here is the link to The Great American Health Hoax.

Source: Never Fear Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuH5sVn7U1M

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