Popular belief states that a diet high in carbohydrates and low in fat is essential for a healthy lifestyle, yet this type of diet has been knowingly linked with the onset of a variety of diseases – diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. An alternative diet (The Ketogenic Diet) can actually potentiate positive change at the cellular level in people living with cancer. The diet calls for high fats, moderate protein, and low carbohydrates, which interact to nourish cells in a different way.
Healthy cells primarily use glucose and/or ketone bodies as their energy, but cancer cells are unable to utilize ketones. Thus, the Ketogenic Diet limits the amount of glucose in the body while increasing the number of ketones – in this way, cancer cells are starved and die off, while healthy cells are continuously nourished by the excess of ketones. This is called nutritional ketosis, and has been proven as an effective treatment for certain types of cancers. Long-term adherence to this diet will normalize the cellular make-up of your body and will help to starve the cancer out of your body.
See: High Protein Low Carb Diet for Diabetes