Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Importance of Intermittent Fasting

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The Importance of Intermittent Fasting

    In my experience, the vast majority of people are adapted
to burning arbs as their primary fuel, as opposed to burning
fat. One of the most effective strategies I know of to become
a fat burner is to restrict your eating to within a six- to
eight-hour window, which means you’re fasting for about 16-18
hours each day. This upregulates the enzymes that are designed
to burn fat as a fuel, and downregulates the glucose enzymes.
This kind of intermittent fasting plan can be a useful modality
to help you make the transition to a ketogenic diet.

        That’s the way it started in the clinic for children
with epilepsy. Basically, the child is given a 24-hour and
sometimes 48-hour fast  water only. And then the ketogenic
diet is introduced in relatively measured and small amounts,
Dr. Seyfried says.

        Your body transitions naturally that way. Intermittent
fasting is actually a very strong component of the approach.
A three-day fast is uncomfortable, but it’s certainly doable. It
gets your body into a new metabolic state, and then you can
apply these therapies. The hardest part, I think, of this fasting
is the first three to four days, depending on the individual and
how many times they’ve done this.

        That’s basically trying to break your addiction to
glucose. The removal of glucose from the brain elicits the same
kind of problems or events as you would if you were addicted to
drugs, alcohol, or something like this. You get malaise,
headaches, nausea, lightheadedness. You get all the kinds of
physiological effects that you would get from withdrawal of any
addicting substance. I look at glucose as an addictive substance.It’s
an addictive metabolite. Your brain is comforted by having glucose;
your body is comforted. And when you break that glucose addiction,
you have these particular feelings.

        ... Fasting certainly has remarkable health benefits to
the body: strengthening the mitochondria network system within
the cells of your body. As long as the mitochondria of your
cells remain healthy and functional, it’s very unlikely that
cancer can develop under these particular states.

    Unless you have a very serious disease, I believe it is
best for most people to implement intermittent fasting slowly
over six to eight weeks rather than a three-day complete fast.
You begin by not eating for three hours before you go to bed,
and then gradually extend the time you eat breakfast until you
have skipped breakfast entirely and your first meal of the day
is at lunch time. Of course, you are only consuming non-starchy
vegetables for carbs, low to moderate protein and high-quality
fats. One of the things I’ve noticed is that once you’ve made
the transition from burning carbs to burning fat as your primary
fuel, the desire for junk foods and sugar just disappears like

The Potential Role of Protein in Cancer Formation

    Glutamine--one of the most common amino acids found in
proteins is another interesting aspect of cancer that Dr.
Seyfried is still investigating. In his opinion, most
oncologists who do cancer metabolism recognize that sugar
(both glucose and fructose) is the prime fuel for driving tumor
growth. However, mounting research also indicates that glucose
and glutamine together act powerfully and synergistically on the
growth of tumor cells.

        These two fuels work together in concert to provide a
continual growth, he says.

    One of my early mentors was Dr. Ron Rosedale. He taught me,
about 20 years ago, about the importance of insulin control and
then, more recently, about the importance of reducing protein
intake, for this very reason. Most Americans likely eat far more
protein than they really need, and this excess could be a factor
in cancer. The Paleo approach makes sense on many levels,
especially with regards to intermittent fasting and lowering
your glucose levels. The Paleo approach is very clear about
reducing grains and any food that raises your blood sugar. But
there are, of course, two other macronutrients left: fat and

    Many Paleo followers are overly concerned about getting high
amounts of protein, which could increase your glutamine and
branched chained amino acid levels, which in turn tend to
activate mTOR. In some, that could be problematic. According to
Dr. Rosedale’s research, the pathway known as the mammalian
target of rapamycin (mTOR), is controlled by lowering your
protein intake. This pathway may be another metabolic pathway
that helps control and prevent cancer growth.

Calorie Restriction Is a Key Part of the Equation

    Dr. Seyfried, however, is more cautious in his evaluation
of mTOR and reducing protein for cancer prevention. In his view,
the most important aspect of cancer prevention and treatment is
the intermittent fasting, or overall calorie restriction, which
includes eating less of everything, period. But while
calories from carbohydrates should be virtually eliminated,
calories from protein just need to be reduced, while most need
to increase their intake of healthful fats to get a more ideal
ratio of fat to protein. As far as the specific types of fats
recommended, Dr. Seyfried uses medium-chain triglycerides,
i.e. coconut oil, butter, macadamia nuts, and other types of
saturated fats, which is what I’ve long recommended as well.
The saturated fats are converted to ketones much more readily than
polyunsaturated fats, he explains.

    So, keep in mind that for cancer prevention and treatment,
the actual calorie restriction is an important part of the

        We did some studies on this with our model of glioma...
The mTOR in our model was not dramatically changed by these
metabolic therapies. But I know others have reported it, and
this could be an important component for certain other kinds
of cancers. But my limited work with this did not demonstrate this
to be a major issue, at least in the glioma model that we
looked at. We showed that you could give animals a high-fat,
low-protein diet, as much as they want (zero carbs in this diet),
and their blood glucose was just as high or higher than the mice
that were eating the protein-carb diet.

        It was more or less related to the total consumption of calories.
Most calories boil down to glucose. Proteins will be metabolized to
glucose. Carbs are metabolized to glucose; fatsare not... We don’t get
any therapeutic benefit either inepilepsy or cancer when we allow
the animals or people to eat so much of these high-fat diets as they
want. We get no therapeutic benefit.

        Therapeutic benefit comes from the restriction of the
calories in the diet. The ketogenic diet or a low-carb, low-
protein diet is simply a way to take the sting out of a
therapeutic fast. Because as long as the glucose and ketones
can get into the metabolic range (and you can do it with eating
small amounts of a high-fat diet rather than therapeutic
fasting), then that just makes people feel a little better about
how they’re doing this rather than feeling that I’m starving
to death.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

    I recently interviewed Dr. D’Agostino who is another cancer
as a metabolic disease researcher. He published a recent paper
that shows a phenomenal synergy with a ketogenic diet and the
use of hyperbaric oxygen for cancers that have metastasized.
These types of cancers are notoriously difficult to treat. I
would strongly encourage anyone struggling with this challenge
to consider this type of therapy.

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Cancer Is a Mitochondrial Metabolic Disease

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             Continued From 3/3/14

    Dr. Seyfried has developed a process called metabolic control
analysis, hich essentially analyzes the metabolic flux through
different pathways that occurs when you transition your body from
one major fuel source to another major fuel source, to maintain
energy homeostasis in your body. Many believe or are under the
impression that cancer is primarily a genetic disease, but Dr.
Seyfried dispels such notions.

        We’re not going to make major advances in the management
of cancer until it becomes recognized as a metabolic disease.
But in order to do that, you have to present a massive
counterargument against the gene theory of cancer, he says.

        One of the key issues here is that if you transplant
the nucleus of a cancer cell into a normal cell, you don’t get
cancer cells. You can actually get normal tissues and sometimes
a whole normal organism from the nucleus of a cancer cell. Now,
if the tumors are being driven by driver genes all these kinds
of mutations and things that we hear about how is it possible
that all of this is changed when you place this cancer nucleus
into the cytoplasm of a cell with normal mitochondria?

        The gene theory cannot address this. It clearly argues
strongly against the concept that genes are driving this
process. Actually, a very few people inherit genes that
predispose them to cancer. Most people inherit genes that
prevent cancer. And those few genes that are inherited the germ line
like the BRCA1 mutations, B53, and a few other very rare cancers
these inherited mutations appear to disrupt the function of the

    According to Dr. Seyfried, the mitochondria—the main power
generators in your cells—are the central point in the origin
of most cancers. Your mitochondria can be damaged not only by
inherited mutations, thereby increasing your risk for a
particular type of cancer, such as the BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations
that increase your risk of breast and ovarian cancer. They can
also be damaged by environmental factors, such as toxins and
radiation, both ionizing and non-ionizing. Over time, damage
to your mitochondria can lead to dysfunction and tumor formation.

        It’s ultimately a disease of the mitochondrial energy
metabolism, which is the origin of the disease, Dr. Seyfried
says. Once the mitochondria become dysfunctional or insufficient
in ability, mutations will occur. The drugs that have been
developed based on the genome projects have been largely
ineffective in providing long-term care and are associated with
toxic effects. As long as the field continues to focus on that
part of the disease, which is a downstream epiphenomenon, there
will be no major advances in the field simply because that’s not
the relevant aspect of the disease.

Sugar Is the Primary Fuel for Most Cancers

    Controlling your blood-glucose leptin and insulin levels
through diet, exercise and emotional stress relief can be one
of the most crucial components to a cancer recovery program.
These factors are also crucial in order to prevent cancer in
the first place.In 1931, the Nobel Prize was awarded to German
researcher Dr. Otto Warburg, who discovered that cancer cells
have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to
healthy cells, and that malignant tumors tend to feed on sugar.
More recently, researchers discovered that while cancer cells
feed on both glucose and fructose, pancreatic tumor cells use
fructose specifically to divide and proliferate.

    Dr. Seyfried’s work confirms that sugar is the primary fuel
for cancer, and that by restricting sugar and providing an
alternate fuel, namely fat, you can dramatically reduce the
rate of growth of cancer.

He explains:
        When we’re dealing with glucose and [cancer] management,
we know from a large number of studies that if respiration of
the tumor is neffective, in order to survive, the cells must use
an alternative source of energy, which is fermentation. We know
that glucose is the primary fuel for fermentation. Fermentation
becomes a primary energy-generating process in the tumor cell.
By targeting the fuel for that process, we then have the
capability of potentially managing the disease.

    The strategy Dr. Seyfried suggests is a low-carb, low to
moderate protein, high-fat diet, which will effectively lower
your blood sugar. This is an easily measurable parameter that
you can check using a diabetic blood glucose meter. This type
of diet, called a ketogenic diet, will also elevate ketone
bodies, as fat is metabolized to ketones that your body can
burn in the absence of food. When combined with calorie
restriction, the end result will put your body in a metabolic
state that is inhospitable to cancer cells.

        Ketones is a fat breakdown product that can replace
glucose as a major fuel for many of the organs and especially
our brain, he says.

    Tumor cells, however, cannot use ketone bodies because of
their respiratory insufficiency. So the ketogenic diet represents
an elegant, non-toxic way to target and marginalize tumor cells.
It also allows you to dramatically lower your glucose levels,
as the ketones will protect your body against any hypoglycemia
that might otherwise be induced by carb restriction.

        All of the newer cells in your body will be transitioned
to these effective ketones, thereby preventing them from damage
from hypoglycemia. At the same time, the tumor cells are now
marginalized and under tremendous metabolic stress. It’s a whole
body therapy you need to bring the whole body into this metabolic
state, he explains.

        We like to call it a new state of metabolic homeostasis:
a state where ketones have reached the steady state level in
your blood and glucose has reached a steady lower level in your
blood...If it’s done right and implemented right, it has powerful
therapeutic benefits on the majority of people who suffer from
various kinds of cancers. Because all cancers have primarily
the same metabolic defect.

For Cancer Protection, Reverse Your Glucose to Ketone Ratios

    Dr. Seyfrieduses ketones and glucose as the measures of
this new metabolic state. The parameters associated with an
ideal state are ketone levels equal to or higher than the
glucose level in your blood.

        There’s a high ratio of glucose to ketones. But in a
fasted or therapeutic state, this ratio is actually reversed.
Ketones can actually become higher than glucose, he says. What
they can do is they can get their blood sugars down to 2.5 to
3 millimolar [equivalent to about 55-65 mg/dl], and then their
ketones to up to 3 or 4 millimolar, where the ratio is now
reversed. It’s this state that now brings the body into this
new physiology.

    You can easily check your glucose levels at home, you’d
need to work with a doctor to measure ketone levels in your
blood. Generally speaking, a fasting glucose under 100 mg/dl
suggests that you're not insulin resistant, while a level
between 100-125 suggests you're either mildly insulin resistant
or pre-diabetic. Here, Dr. Seyfried recommends getting your
glucose down to a steady level of about 55-65 mg/dl, which is
about HALF of what’s conventionally considered good or normal.

    Blood ketones can be easily measured using the Medisense
Precision Xtra blood glucose and ketone monitor from Abbot
Laboratory. As many pharmacies might not stock the meter (bar
code #, 93815 80347), it might be necessary to call Abbott directly
(1-800-527 3339) to obtain the meter. According to Dr. Seyfried,
the Precision Xtra seems the most accurate of all the ones
he’s used.

    It is important to mention, however, that the blood ketone
strips are more expensive than the blood glucose strips. Dr.
Seyfried therefore recommends measuring your blood ketones every
few days rather than 3x/day for blood glucose. Although urine
ketone measurement is a cheap way to assess ketones, urine ketone
levels are not always indicative of blood ketone levels. It is
best if you can measure ketones from both blood and urine.

        I work with nutritionists and physicians, Dr. Seyfried
says. The problem with cancer patients is that many of the
practitioners are unfamiliar with this whole approach, so there’s
this tremendous gap.

We have knowledge of how to do this. We have patients willing
to do it. But we lack professionals that are trained or even
understand the concepts of how to implement these kinds of

    All of the guidelines are included in Dr. Seyfried’s book,
Cancer as Metabolic Disease, which is available on Amazon. He’s
also published a couple of papers 1,2 that outline the
guidelines and treatment strategies for cancer patients. One
caveat to consider is your use of medications, as you need to
know what the adverse effects might be if you use a medication
at a particular dosage along with this kind of metabolic therapy.         

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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Monday, March 3, 2014

The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet and Its Role in Cancer Treatment

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    Could a ketogenic diet eventually be a standard of care drug-free treatment
for cancer? Personally, I believeit’s absolutely crucial, for whatever type of
cancer you’retrying to address, and hopefully some day it will be adoptedas a
first line of treatment.

    A ketogenic diet calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable
carbohydrates,  and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein.

    The premise is that since cancer cells need glucoseto thrive, and carbohydrates
turn into glucose in your body,then lowering the glucose level in your blood
though carband protein restrictionliterally starves the cancer cells into oblivion.
Additionally,low protein intake tends to minimize the mTOR pathway that
accelerates cell proliferation.

    This type of diet, in which you restrict all but non-starchy vegetable carbs and
replace them with low to moderate amounts of high-quality protein and high
amounts of beneficial fat, is what I recommend for everyone, whether you have
cancer or not. It’s a diet that will help optimize your weight and all chronic
degenerative disease. Eating this way will help you convert from carb burning mode
to fat burning.

    Dr. Thomas Seyfried is one of the leading pioneer academic researchers in
promoting how to treat cancer nutritionally.He’s been teaching neurogenetics and
neurochemistry as itrelates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston
College for the past 25 years.

    He’s written over 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters, and
has also  published a book, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin,
Management, and Prevention of Cancer.

Ketogenic Diet Accepted as First Line Approach for Epilepsy;
Is Cancer Next?

    The ketogenic diet has actually been used for managing seizures in children
for quite some time. While Dr. Seyfried and his team worked on brain cancer and
epilepsy in mice, one of his students suggested investigating whether or not a
ketogenic diet might also be effective against tumors.

    So, in the late ‘90s, they began dovetailing their work on ketogenic diets
and epilepsy and cancer together, eventually bringing them to a better
understanding of how changing your whole-body metabolic state can be
effective in targeting and eliminating tumor cells.

    Interestingly, clinical medicine has recognized the ketogenic diet as a
valuable option in the treatment of epilepsy since the late 90’s.

        I served as the organizer for the Ketogenic Diet Special Interest Group
at the American Epilepsy Society, Dr. Seyfried says.

        We initially started as a small focus group with the folks from Johns
Hopkins Medical School, where the diet has had its greatest use and impact.
And then we started to grow andsubstantially increase interest mainly through
the efforts of Jim Abrahams.

        Jim started the Charlie Foundation for his son Charlie, who went through
a near-death experience from seizures and was rescued using ketogenic diets.
His colleague, Meryl Streep, the famous movie actress, became very involved
in this.

        Now the ketogenic diet is receiving considerable attention in the 
epilepsy community as a first line of approach.

Although this is still not widely accepted, I have to admit that the ketogenic
diet is now recognized as an important component for the management of
refractory seizures in children.

    According to Dr. Seyfried, the mechanism by which the ketogenic diet manages
seizures is not nearly as clear as the way the ketogenic diet manages cancer. This
is ironic considering that it’sbarely known, let alone applied, within oncology
circles, while it’s already a first line of treatment for epilepsy. In the case of cancer,
it’s well-established that it’s the glucose reduction that kills the cancer cells.

            Continued 3/5/14

Thank You  Dr. Mercola

 God Bless Everyone & God Bless The United States of America.

Larry Nelson
42 S. Sherwood Dr.
Belton, Tx. 76513

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