Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The KETOGENIC DIET

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. “Ketogenic” is a low-carb diet, similar to the Atkins diet. The theory is that you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, pasta, soda, pastries, and white bread.

When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called ketosis.

EPILEPSY

Board-certified neurologists, believe the Ketogenic Diet happens to be a proven treatment for epileptic seizures in kids. They believe the diet remedies a metabolism imbalance in brain cells when ketones are produced. Dominic D’Agostino, a Ph.D. and associate professor at University of San Francisco. According to website mensfitness.com, D’Agostino believes the diet remedies a metabolism imbalance in which brain cells are starved of, or unable to process, glucose, causing the brain to go haywire. Live brain cells are extremely difficult to study (for obvious reasons), but researchers have been able to tease out some clues from the petri dish about why keto diets are good for the brain. Aside from being an energy source, ketones are also important neural signaling molecules and gene transcription facilitators. Ketones also seem to modulate the stress response in neurons and make them more resilient to excitatory nerve transmissions—the kind that can cause seizures. D’Agostino also found that ketones can elevate levels of the calming neurotransmitter GABA.
http://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/truth-behind-worlds-most-cutting-edge-fat-burning-performance-meal-plan-keto


KETO DIET LINK TO CANCER

Dr, Thomas Seyfried, strongly believes what Otto Warburg discovered over 90 years ago., with regard to tumors relying on glycolysis for their nutrition/energy from the oxidative phosphorylation of cells. 
Cancer cells are unlike normal cells in many ways, but one of their traits that is most unique regards insulin receptors. They have ten times more insulin receptors on their cellular surface. This enables cancer cells to gorge themselves in glucose and nutrients coming from the bloodstream at a very high rate. As you continue to consume glucose as your primary diet source, cancer cells will continue to thrive and spread. It is no surprise that the lowest survival rate in cancer patients is among those with the highest blood sugar levels.
https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/ketogenic-diet-weakens-cancer-cells/

Dr David H. Gorski, MD, PhD, FACS is a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute specializing in breast cancer surgery, where he also serves as the American College of Surgeons Committee on Cancer Liaison Physician as well as an Associate Professor of Surgery and member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Cancer Biology at Wayne State University. He believes that although there is something believable about Dr. Seyfried's theory, he is not buying into it because, Dr Seyfried clinical trial results are very poor.  Dr.Gorski believes that "cancer is complicated, real complicated. The relative contributions of genetic mutations, metabolic derangements, immune cell dysfunction, and influences of the microenvironment are likely to vary depending upon the type of tumor and, as a consequence, require different treatments. In the end, as with many hyped cancer cures, the ketogenic diet might be helpful for some tumors and almost certainly won’t be helpful for others. Dr. Seyfried might be on to something, but he’s gone a bit off the deep end in apparently thinking that he’s found out something about cancer that no one else takes seriously—or has even thought of before".
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/ketogenic-diets-for-cancer-hype-versus-science/.

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