How to Help Fight Cancer

How Nutrition Influences Cancer

Is it possible that chromosomal damage is simply a marker for cancer and not the actual cause of the disease? Compelling evidence suggests this is the case, and in the featured lecture, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Gary Fettke reviews some of this evidence.

Having battled cancer himself, Fettke came to realize the influence of nutrition on cancer, and the importance of eating a diet high in healthy fats and low in net carbohydrates (total carbs minus fiber, i.e. non-fiber carbs). Fettke is not the only one promoting the metabolic model of cancer, which claims that:

  • Cancer is not a nuclear genetic disease, but occurs as a result of previous mitochondrial damage, which then triggers nuclear genetic mutations that may lead to cancer
  • Mitochondrial function can be significantly improved through diet. Eating higher amounts of healthy fats and lower amounts of net carbs, along with moderate amounts of high-quality protein, is key
  • Normal, healthy cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies. Cancer cells lack this ability, so when you reduce net carbs (total carbs minus fiber), you effectively starve the cancer

Cancer Cells Are Metabolically Limited to Feed on Sugar

As Fettke notes, one of the primary considerations is glucose metabolism within your mitochondria — a theory initially brought forth by Dr. Otto Warburg in the 1920s.

In 1931, Warburg won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that cancer cells have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to healthy cells. As it turns out, cancer cells do not have the same metabolic flexibility as healthy ones.

Warburg discovered that in the presence of oxygen, cancer cells overproduce lactic acid, and this became known as the Warburg Effect. So what does this tell us about the nutritional origins of cancer? In a nutshell, Warburg’s findings tell us that sugar “feeds” cancer while fats “starve” it.

What drives free radical production? Inflammation is a major driver, and our modern processed food diet is highly inflammatory…”

For more info on this, see: Dr. Mercola: How Nutrition Influences Cancer – Jun 11, 2016

And: Dr. Mercola: How Chronic Stress Promotes Spread of Cancer, and What You Can Do About It – Mar 24, 2016

Also see: Dr Mercola: The Cancer Revolution: A Helpful Program to Reverse and Prevent Cancer – May 07, 2017

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Blood Type and Cancer

“It can be said at the outset, that cancers in general tend to be associated with group A, and slightly less strongly with group B. With that, let’s look at some trends among selected cancers with regard to blood type.” For more on this, see:

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