Miriam Kalamian,

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​​​"The reality hit home when I had a PET scan. I could see for myself where the sugar was going."  - James P. (Pittsburgh)

PET scan. Bright area shows glucose tracer.

Source - www.aboutcancer.com

​​Cancer Thrives on Sugar

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As with any cancer therapy, there are risks and benefits that should be assessed on a case-by-case basis. I can answer many of your questions in a quick Q&A. 

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A very-low-carb ketogenic diet makes sugar (glucose) less available to cancer cells while providing ketones as fuel for normal tissue.

  1. Over half of the calories in standard diets come from carbohydrates.
  2. Carbohydrate digestion produces spikes in blood glucose which in turn causes a spike in insulin.
  3. Insulin's job is to move glucose from the blood into cells.
  4. Cancer cells typically have many more insulin receptors than normal cells.
  5. Limiting carbs restricts the movement of glucose into cancer cells.
  6. When glucose is in short supply, the body will increase its use of fats as fuel.
  7. The liver converts some of this fat to energy molecules called ketones.
  8. Most normal cells (including brain tissue) readily adapt to using ketones.
  9. Tumor cells suffer because they are not as fuel flexible as normal cells.

Breast cancer cell photographed by a scanning electron microscope.

Source - National Cancer Institute.

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Ketogenic Diets Impact Other Cancer-Promoting Pathways

That's right. The ketogenic diet's effect is not limited to starving cancer. Drs. Rainer Klement and Colin Champ co-authored an excellent review paper that discusses pathways impacted by dietary changes. I absolutely love Figure 2