Some of the most exciting research regarding the ketogenic diet has been in its use against cancer. This research is showing that a high-fat low-carbohydrate diet can starve cancer cells. In this study conducted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the ketogenic diet was applied to brain tumors.
The ketogenic diet was developed at John Hopkins hospital in the 1920s as a natural cure for epilepsy, where drugs failed. Today, the diet therapy is coming back into favor, as much research has been published about the long-term safety of the diet, as well as researching debunking the saturated-fat-is-bad dogma. In this study done at Massachusetts General Hospital, the diet was modified to also be gluten-free and casein-free, using medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) instead of butter and cream for the fat source. Coconut oil is nature's must abundant source of MCTs after human breast milk. The results of this modified diet in one girl's life was that it reversed autism and stopped seizures.
Elaine Cantin was diagnosed with breast cancer and within one week was rushed into have a surgical lumpectomy. Doctors wanted to immediately begin 'aggressive' radiation and chemotherapy and this idea frightened Elaine, as she had seen many family members and friends die from similar treatments. Elaine said, "I thought that if I had to go, I would not be going that way." Within six months the tumor had regrown in the original spot to the size of a small egg. Elaine did extensive research and testing with the ketogentic diet used at the John Hopkins Medical Center. She modified the diet to exclude dairy and other allergens, and once on this modified version of the diet, her tumor shrunk to the size of a chickpea in only two weeks! A biopsy of the 'tumor' revealed NO CANCER present.
By Dr. Mercola
To some, a ketogenic diet amounts to nothing less than a drug-free cancer treatment. The diet calls for eliminating carbohydrates, replacing them with healthy fats and protein.
The premise is that since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the […]
Health Impact News Editor Comments: CBN has a winner in Lorie Johnson! Lorie did a wonderful report on Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s last year (See: CBN Reports on Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s), and now has followed up with a wonderful report and interview with Pat Robertson on the benefits of the ketogenic diet, and how […]
Comments by Brian Shilhavy
In this video from Specialty Health, you can listen to a panel discussion with five medical doctors, Gary Taubes, and Robb Wolf regarding the problem of insulin resistance and the damaging effects of a high carbohydrate diet on Alzheimer’s Disease, and how coconut oil can be effective in treating Alzheimer’s Disease.
The news about how effective coconut oil is in treating Alzheimer's Disease is spreading fast, as the failure of drugs in treating Alzheimer's are widely documented in the mainstream media. Brian Shilhavy takes a look at the research and testimonials regarding coconut oil and Alzheimer's.
by By Sally Roman
Health-e-Solutions comment: Just so we are clear, the title of this article is not mine. It is the authors. I like it, but this is not a study that proves it can be done, but rather it discusses the viability of such a concept. The diabetic-alkaline lifestyle […]
Health Impact News Editor Comments: The US Government announced last year that they were doing away with the old food pyramid, and replacing it with a plate instead. One thing that has not changed, however, is the government’s low fat dietary advice, in spite of the abundance of research pointing in the other direction. […]
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Watch this video to find out how one family found a cure for the epilepsy that plagued their child by stopping medications and following the high-fat ketogenic diet. The diet together with the medications did not work – it only worked when they stopped the medications. Their original doctor had […]