Many believe that cancer is a predisposed genetic condition, but it can be triggered, and prevented with diet.
It was discovered in the 1930’s by scientist Dr. Otto Warburg that cancer cells can be killed by being ‘starved’ into remission by stopping the cycle that feeds the tumor.
Sadly his worked was never finished by his death in 1970 and was rejected by conventional medicine and largely ignored, until recently.
The New York Times recently published an article on the history of cancer treatment, including Dr. Warburgs theory which is now considered a credible idea.
Warburg found that basically, sugar feeds cancer in that it allows the oxidization process in which cancer cells grow.
From the article:
“[T]he Warburg effect is estimated to occur in up to 80 percent of cancers. [A] positron emission tomography (PET) scan, which has emerged as an important tool in the staging and diagnosis of cancer works simply by revealing the places in the body where cells are consuming extra glucose. In many cases, the more glucose a tumor consumes, the worse a patient’s prognosis.”
It was previously thought that genetic mutations were often a reason for cancer cells to initially grow, but Warburg’s work suggests that mitochondrial damage happens first, which are then mutated by genetic changes.
Sugar, and more importantly glucose should be avoided to keep the risk of cancer cell formation to a minimum. Due to changes in the way food is produced many of the foods in the modern diet are cheap carbohydrates which are very bad for your body.
The optimum make up of the perfect diet, then should look like this –
- 75 to 85 percent of your total calories as healthy fat
- 8 to 15 percent as carbs, with twice as many fiber carbs as non-fiber (net) carbs
- 7 to 10 percent of your calories as protein (high-quality grass-fed or pastured meats and animal products)
Healthy fats should be at the top of your food pyramid, including all of these healthy-fat rich foods –
|Olives and olive oil||Coconuts and coconut oil||Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, and cacao butter|
|Raw nuts, such as, macadamia and pecans, and seeds like black sesame, cumin, pumpkin, and hemp seeds||Organic pastured egg yolks||Avocados|
|Grass-fed meats||Lard, tallow and ghee||Animal-based omega-3 fat such as krill oil|