A study of more than 1,200 cancer patients has found that cancer is a metabolic disorder that develops under the stress of metabolic nutrient deprivation. Breast cancer patients, in particular, were found to have changes in their metabolism that “predispose” them to the development of their disease, Medical Life Sciences News reported. The research was conducted by a team of 35 co-investigators from 17 institutions from the U.S., Brazil and Europe.
It’s been a long time coming, but vindicating that other scientists are finally catching up with Thomas Seyfried, who asserted years ago that cancer is a metabolic disease that occurs when your mitochondria — the energy stations inside your cells — fail to metabolize in the way they are meant to function. The bottom line is the genetic mutations observed in some cancers are actually a downstream effect of defective energy metabolism in your mitochondria.
In lay language, what this means for you is that when your body isn’t burning the proper fuel it needs to function, your mitochondria suffer. The problem is exacerbated when your body has only glucose to operate on — and 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.
The good news is that metabolic support strategies such as a ketogenic diet (in which you eat healthy fats and restrict, with the goal of eliminating, sugars in your diet) and fasting can help you fight cancer if you already have it. In fact, this strategy worked so well in one study that stage 4 pancreatic cancer patients with a life expectancy of just six months were able to go into complete remission with metabolically-supported chemotherapy.…