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Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer

Publish date:
June 26, 2012
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer

The book addresses controversies related to the origins of cancer and provides solutions to cancer management and prevention. It expands upon Otto Warburg's well-known theory that all cancer is a disease of energy metabolism.  However, Warburg did not link his theory to the "hallmarks of cancer" and thus his theory was discredited.  This book aims to provide evidence, through case studies, that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease requring metabolic solutions for its management and prevention.  Support for this position is derived from critical assessment of current cancer theories.  Brain cancer case studies are presented as a proof of principle for metabolic solutions to disease management, but similarities are drawn to other types of cancer, including breast and colon, due to the same cellular mutations that they demonstrate.

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Thomas Seyfried
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Boston, Massachusetts
Topics
Big Cancer
Big Cancer describes the large Cancer industry that generally supports the Somatic Theory of Cancer. Due to this, they typically use surgery, chemo, and radiation to remove cancer, which costs a great deal of money and typically kills the patient faster.
Mitochondria
Cancer
Cancer is a metabolic disease where the mitochrondria are no longer able to burn fatty acids and instead rely on fermentation of glucose and glutamine. Ketogenic diets have been used to prevent and cure cancer, as they induce a metabolic stress on cancer cells who cannot use ketones as fuel.
Protein
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Ketogenic Diet
The ketogenic diet involves eating high fat, low carbs, and moderate protein. To be in ketosis, one must eat less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.
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