A healthy and proper diet works wonders for our body. Did you know that a certain kind of diet can actually help fight cancer? Although this claim might sound too good to be true, many people are becoming the living proof of the effectiveness of the now popular Ketogenic diet.
One of the many people who swears by the effectiveness of this method is Dr. Fred Hatfield, who was diagnosed with a metastatic bone cancer. His case was declared hopeless to many doctors, who gave him three months to live. But thanks to Ketogenic diet, he experienced a miraculous recovery.
“The cancer was gone! Completely. To this day there’s no trace of it. And it’s been over a year. It just absolutely amazes me that medical science is just now finding this out.”
How does Ketogenic diet work and how does it exactly eliminate cancer? It is a high-fat and low carbohydrate diet. This type of diet removes body fats by eliminating the thing that fuels the cells – carbohydrates.
Since all of the cells in our body, including cancer cells, rely on glucose to function, denying them of carbohydrates will actually starve them. This was tested by a group of scientists from University of South Florida.
When deprived of carbohydrates, mice with cancer were able to recover. At this rate, it appears a better treatment than chemotherapy itself! One of the doctors, Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, explained the effectiveness of this method:
“Your normal cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies. But cancer cells lack this metabolic flexibility. So we can exploit that.”
Described as ‘clean eating,’ Ketogenic diet cuts off sugar, carbohydrates, man-made fats or trans-fat, and junk foods. Experts suggest eating natural fats from nuts, olive oil, and avocados. Avoid eating processed meat, since most of them have been added with carbohydrates.
The following medical advice was taken from the sources provided below. Please consult a licensed medical practitioner before attempting any of the procedures cited in this article.
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