Can Delicious Food Help Fight Cancer?
Al Sears, MD, CNS – Most doctors will tell you that cancer is all about damaged DNA.
And that cancer malignancies are caused by gene mutations inside your cells, which lead to runaway cell growth and tumors.
New cancer research is focused almost entirely on genetics.
Sadly, they’ve got it wrong. The real cause of cancer – and its most effective treatment – was discovered by a Nobel Prize-winning physician and biochemist named Otto Warburg more than a century ago.
Today, new studies back his 100-year-old discovery, and reveal that Warburg was even on the right track for slowing deadly brain tumors.
Warburg understood cancer cells are starving for glucose. And that they fuel their growth by gobbling up enormous amounts of blood sugar.
Healthy cells, on the other hand, fuel their metabolism by breaking down fat. But, cancer cells need carbohydrates.
And the daily carb requirement for the human body is zero.
So, it’s easy to understand why the enormous increase in carb consumption over the past 60 years has been accompanied by huge increases in the number of new cancer cases – despite improvements in treatments and survival rates.
However, new studies reveal that cancer can be attacked with a low (or zero) carb ketogenic diet.
You see, keto is high in animal fat and moderate in protein. But it’s very low in the glucose-spiking grains and other carbs most Americans consume in a typical modern diet.
Keto is already well-known for helping people with weight loss and curbing type 2 diabetes.
Now a study published in the July issue of Neurology shows that keto also boosts recovery in people undergoing treatment for astrocytomas, an aggressive type of cancer that develops in the brain and spinal cord.1
Meanwhile, recent research by cancer biologist Thomas Seyfried found the keto diet slowed the progress of breast cancer and glioblastoma, a fast-growing and deadly form of brain cancer.2,3
The good news is that following a keto diet is simple and effective. It contains little to nothing for cancer cells to use for fuel.
Following a keto diet is simple. Click here to see what I recommend to my patients.
Start Your Cancer-Fighting Keto Meal Plan With My Easy Rib Recipe
Here’s a great keto recipe I use at home. These Korean short ribs are one of my family’s favorites.
For the ribs:
- 5 pounds English-style short ribs
- 1 tablespoon Himalayan salt
- ¼ tsp ground pepper
For the sauce:
- ½ cup Coconut Aminos
- Splash of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoon fish sauce
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- 4 scallions, chopped
1-2 inches of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- Wash and dry the short ribs. Sprinkle evenly with the salt and pepper and rub in.
- Blend all the sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth.
- Pour some sauce into the bottom of a pressure cooker, then add the ribs — coating each one on all sides.
- Pour remainder of the sauce on top.
- Shut and lock the lid and turn the steam valve to the closed position. Program the pressure cooker to cook under high pressure for 45 minutes.
- Let the pressure release naturally. If the ribs are not tender, cook for 10 more minutes.
- Transfer your ribs to a plate and pour your favorite sauce over them.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD, CNS
1. Strowd RE, et al. “Feasibility and Biological Activity of a Ketogenic/Intermittent-Fasting Diet in Patients With Glioma.” Neurology. July 07, 2021
2. Seyfried TN, et al. “Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy, Without Chemo or Radiation, for the Long-Term Management of IDH1-Mutant Glioblastoma: An 80-Month Follow-Up Case Report.” Front. Nutr. 31 May 2021.
3. Seyfried TN, et al. “Consideration of Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Complementary or Alternative Approach for Managing Breast Cancer.” Front Nutr. 11 March 2020
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