I had occasion just a bit ago to reference a couple of of posts from the past concerning some unconventional treatments for cancer. Given that there are so many new readers and that this information is so important, I'd thought to highlight those posts.

The first has to do with an ancient idea with and even more ancient basis. We didn't evolve side-by-side with refrigerators and freezers. In other words, food was often scarce, so we went hungry sometimes. And, even if food was plentiful, if we're anything like modern carnivores or omnivores, we probably get a pretty good hunger going before bothering to get food. After all, if plentiful, success was assured, so why sweat it? Incidentally, this is now my mode of operation. I never care that much about any particular meal. Hunger is relative, and not very important. Indeed, it's even sometimes enjoyable. Anyway, it turns out that normal cells insulate themselves against stress when you're fasting. However, cancer cells can't do that. The result: fasting protects healthy cells against the ravages of chemotherapy, thereby tipping the balance in the war of attrition that is chemo.

Next up concerns the simple logic of macro-nutrient composition applied to the fact of the feeding behavior of cancer cells. Short version: cancer cells are very inefficient sugar hogs. Get it? Be sure to read all the links. It's astounding; and no, there's none of the typical cancer quackery.

Later: Ha! Lets' tantilze, shall we? Not going to actually read all the links? Well, this quote come from one of them:

A mouse model of human breast cancer demonstrated that tumors are sensitive to blood-glucose levels. Sixty-eight mice were injected with an aggressive strain of breast cancer, then fed diets to induce either high blood-sugar (hyperglycemia), normoglycemia or low blood-sugar (hypoglycemia). There was a dose-dependent response in which the lower the blood glucose, the greater the survival rate. After 70 days, 8 of 24 hyperglycemic mice survived compared to 16 of 24 normoglycemic and 19 of 20 hypoglycemic.10 This suggests that regulating sugar intake is key to slowing breast tumor growth.

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  1. Jeff on September 30, 2008 at 11:19

    Hey Richard,

    I am very glad to hear this. I had relatively small bladder cancer tumor removed nearly 7 years ago. I have not had a recurrence, but I think this showed a genetic susceptibility. I eat pretty similar to you(maybe a touch less fat but nearly all real food) and do similar fasting, so I am hoping the cancer will be kept at bay. Thanks for the excellent post.


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