The Ketogenic diet (Low Carb/High Fat) is the most effective food regimen in fighting Cancer. And why is it so effective? Is it all just hype, or can it possibly be true, that some foods are the answer to being Cancer free?
The answer comes from Ketones. When the body is in Ketosis, it produces ketones. Foods in the ketogenic diet help maintain a fasting rate of ketosis. These foods are great for your health as well, and in keeping you on your diet or daily regimen.
Cancer affected by the Ketogenic Diet
- The ketogenic diet has shown signs of slowing down degenerative diseases.
- The immune system is stimulated
- The body produces more healing and restoration genes.
- These foods decrease inflammation
Disease and Cancer Rates Rise
There is a higher rate of Cancer now than years before, and I bet you wonder why this is so. To understand that, you have to look at facts concerning the ketone diet. This way of eating promotes fasting, as I said before, and fasting regenerates the body and reduces diseases. It’s a time of restoring important balances in the system.
People have moved away from utilizing the ketone diet. Now they reach for foods with complex carbohydrates such as sugar and little to no fat, and some fats are healthy for you. We are also prone to eating loads of protein.
Statistics show that we are not slowing down in this self-destructive process. Instead of burning fat, we are burning sugar and metabolizing carbohydrates for energy. This has caused an increase in diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer, and Heart Disease.
The Ketogenic Diet
The way the diet works is that sugars (complex carbohydrates) are replaced with healthy fats and lean proteins. The ratio is thus: 2% carbohydrates, 23% proteins, and 75% healthy fats.
And here is where the magic happens. Healthy cells are gifted in turning ketones into energy instead of using glucose. This is because the mitochondria are healthy. Cancer feeds off unhealthy mitochondria and fuels itself with sugar. If you replace sugar with ketones, Cancer cells will starve.
Cancer hates ketone bodies
Ketone bodies are actually by-products that come from when the liver breaks down fatty acids. In order to start a ketogenic diet, you have to first buy a glucose meter and gauge your ketone levels in your blood. Then you proceed with these steps.
- First utilize a water only fast for three days.
- Start your ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting
- Monitor blood glucose
- Monitor blood ketone
- Start high-intensity exercise daily.
Also, you may want to supplement with these: MCT (medium chain triglycerides), Berberine, ALA, and Fenugreek.
Good luck on your new diet and health regimen.