I have had success with a primal lifestyle, I won’t bore you with it now but you can read more about me by clicking here. I do share with people what I am doing or have done to “get fit and healthy” without drugs but I have NO …that is -0- formal training in medicine or nutrition.
Cancer and Glucose
I was communicating with a Facebook friend and I was reminded of the study I had read regarding cancer tumors and blood glucose. So, I did some digging and decided to write a post about what I had found.
FYI – I am NOT stating that Very low Carb Primal / Paleo diets cure cancer… but from what I have read, if a loved one ever gets cancer… I am going to push as forcefully as I can to see that they follow a low carb primal meal plan. Why?
1. Low Carb Primal reduces inflammation, this allows your body to devote more resources to disease fighting.
2. Check out the information below. :)
Does Sugar Feed Cancer? Aug, 2009
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have uncovered new information on the notion that sugar “feeds” tumors. The findings may also have implications for other diseases such as diabetes.
Hmmmm…really… reducing “sugar” may have implications for …diabetes and other diseases? …you don’t say. Lucky for me I eat a low inflammatory, low carbohydrate meal plan! :)
“It’s been known since 1923 that tumor cells use a lot more glucose than normal cells. Our research helps show how this process takes place, and how it might be stopped to control tumor growth,” says Don Ayer, Ph.D., a Huntsman Cancer Institute investigator and professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah.
“They” have known since 1923 that low carbohydrates are a “treatment” for many diseases INCLUDING diabetes … hmmm. BUT why does the ADA , FDA etc promote a HIGH CARB DIET??? Without carbohydrates…there would be a greatly reduced drug market… we can’t have that.
Cancers’ Sweet Tooth May Be Weakness Nov, 2009
Scientists who study cancer have known for decades that cancer cells tend to consume more glucose, or blood sugar, than healthy cells. This tendency is known as the “Warburg effect,” honoring discoverer Otto Warburg, a German biochemist who won the 1931 Nobel Prize in Medicine. Now a Winship-led team has identified a way to possibly exploit cancer cells’ taste for glucose.
“Even if they have oxygen, cancer cells still prefer glycolysis,” Chen says. “They depend on it to grow quickly.”
Since early 2007, Dr. Melanie Schmidt and biologist Ulrike Kämmerer, both at the Würzburg hospital, have been enrolling cancer patients in a Phase I clinical study of a most unexpected medication: fat. Their trial puts patients on a so-called ketogenic diet, which eliminates almost all carbohydrates, including sugar, and provides energy only from high-quality plant oils, such as hempseed and linseed oil, and protein from soy and animal products.
The theory is simple: If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells should be able to handle the sugar starvation; they can switch to generating energy from fatty molecules called ketone bodies — the body’s main source of energy on a fat-rich diet — an ability that some or most fast-growing and invasive cancers seem to lack.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1662484,00.html#ixzz1XO1E1bKl
OK… so from this we did NOT learn that a LOW CARB meal plan is a cure for cancer …however…. you can bet that if I or a loved one had cancer…I’d be pushing low carb paleo…BIG TIME.
START acting like you slept at a HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LAST NIGHT!!! … watch the videos here, here and here. (I LOVE THESE!!)
Get smart and GO LOW CARB PRIMAL !!!
So why listen to me?? WHY follow what I post, write about?
Sadly… most doctors, Certified Diabetes Educators, Registered Dietitians etc, KNOW very little about TRUE DIABETES treatment. Or let me put this way, if they know … they are not telling it.
They do know MUCH about how to keep a Type 2 Diabetic on drugs and insulin for the rest of thier lives….that they KNOW. Today alone I spoke to two ladies who have diabetes…BOTH told me their ADA Minion told them they had to eat @ 45g of carbs….PER MEAL.
That is… INSANE!!!! Apparently I KNOW MORE than most doctors and ADA Minions (CDEs, RD, etc) thanks to the information provided by those I read. YOU can too if you are willing to immerse yourself into their writings, not to blindly follow what is written…but explore the studies and compare them with your own experiences. I am in an almost constant “state” of experimentation, eating higher % of fat , or drinking more water, lifting more weights one week or doing more cardio the next, etc etc.
I do read voraciously every day….but reading alone is not enough…it is WHAT you read and WHO you read that is important.
WE in the paleo/primal world are SO fortunate to have a long list of credible MDs, researchers and PhDs who are willing to give their time, energy and talents to SPREADING the word.
My favorites are on my blog roll on the far right column of this webpage. I strongly URGE you to read these blogs and develop your own critical eye when it comes to your own health and well being.
Ask the right questions… chief among all questions…
” Is there anything I can do…OTHER than take this drug you prescribed for me?”, then regardless of the answer… do your OWN research, reading etc. The internet is a MARVELOUS device for obtaining knowledge. Just make sure the advice and information is sound.
Just had to get that off my chest…. :)