Cancer Research and Your Diet
Pre-Cancers Need a Metabolic Pathway
You 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 Banting Lifestyle is protective against cancer, because it denies the cancer enough glucose to grow successfully.
Prof Dominic D'Agostino
Otto 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 ketones as energy, so nutritional 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.