Open Future HealthCancer Research and Your Diet

Early stage cancers, pre-cancers, are very vulnerable to the hostile environment of your body, and your own immune system.

Good News: Simple dietary methods can make it even more difficult for cancers to develop and become tumours. That's a good anti-cancer strategy you can use with little cost.


Cancer Research and Your Diet

Pre-Cancers Need a Metabolic Pathway

Child CancerYou will have pre-cancer cells throughout your body. Genetic mistakes happen, but they are under control. Cells that are identified as being unusual don't get encouragement from surrounding cells and switch off using a process called apoptosis.

Millions of cells are eliminated from the body and are replaced every day.

Every cancer has to find a metabolic pathway to develop. A cancer needs:

(1) A blood supply. (usually poor)
(2) The ability to get nutrition. (For cancers that's almost exclusively glucose.)
(3) A means of generating energy. (Most cancers become anaerobic.)
(4) To be non-responsive to "die" signals from other cells.

Adaptations of Cancers

Most cancers are dependent on glucose for nutrition.

But cancers can adapt to use glutamine or amino-acids for energy.

LCHF Diets and Cancer

Prof Tim Noakes believes that a Local FileBanting Lifestyle is protective against cancer, because it denies the cancer enough glucose to grow successfully.

Prof Dominic D'Agostino

ScientistOtto H Warburg in 1924, showed that cancer is a metabolic disease. Put in his own words, "the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar."

Cancers cannot use Local Fileketones as energy, so Local Filenutritional ketosis, weakens the metabolism of cancer cells.

Cancers out-compete normal cells for glucose, but in an insulin restricted environment that strategy doesn't work.

Cancers are anaerobic, and are susceptible to highly concentrated oxygen.

Hence, cancers a poisoned by high pressure oxygen. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the amount of oxygen your blood can carry, and this provides a treatment pathway.

High pressure oxygen is proving useful treating brain cancers, where chemo-therapy isn't possible.

Cancers are vulnerable each time the replicate themselves. They can be recognised and attacked.


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