Managing Cancer as a Metabolic Disease

Cancer has become Americans’ No. 1 health concern. It is easy to understand why, as 50 percent of men and 41 percent of women will develop cancer during their lifetimes…

…but what if you didn’t need to fear cancer because you knew it was a metabolic disease that you could treat and recover from like other conditions?

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of maladies that raise a person’s risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

The term “metabolic” refers to the biochemical processes involved in the body’s normal functioning.

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

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.

The survival rate for traditional cancer treatments is under 2.5%

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

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.

Here’s the problem…

…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.

Obesity and top killers such as diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer have something significant in common — they’re all rooted in insulin and leptin resistance.

In other words, the underlying problem is metabolic dysfunction that develops as a result of consuming too many net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber) and/or protein. Sugars found in processed foods and grains are the primary culprits, and the standard American diet is chockfull of both.

By eating a high-quality fat, low-carbohydrate diet, you achieve nutritional ketosis; a metabolic state in which your body burns fat rather than glucose as its primary fuel.

By optimizing your metabolic and mitochondrial function, you set yourself squarely on the path to better health. So, how do you correct these metabolic imbalances? Your diet is key. The timing of your meals can also play an important role.

The Best Healthy Fat to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet

Oils with Omega-3 fats:

  • Olive oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Flaxseed oil

Sources of Healthy Fats:

  • Olives and olive oil (extra virgin)
  • Coconuts and coconut oil
  • Butter made from grass fed, organic milk
  • Raw nuts
  • Organic eggs – free range
  • Avocados
  • Grass fed, organic meats

Exercising is a great way to increase mitochondrial repair and regeneration as it is a potent stimulus of PGC1 alpha which is likely the most potent stimulus in your body for mitochondrial biogenesis.

It is recommended that you exercise at least 3-1/2 hours each week combining exercises that emphasize strength, endurance and flexibility.

Full-spectrum Infrared saunas do a great job of detoxing the cells in your body, thus increasing the efficiency and strength of the mitochondria.