Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, PhD is an assistant professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine.He teaches courses in molecular pharmacology and physiology, and maintains involvement in several studies researching metabolic treatments for neurological disorders such as seizures, Alzheimer’s, ALS, and cancer—all of which are metabolically linked. In the past scientist have believed most cancers were genetic. Recently research results show cancer mostly occurs in individuals with metabolic disease. According to Dr. D’Agostino only five to ten percent of cancers are a result of genetics.

Let’s Look at Metabolic Disease

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolic syndrome. However, any of these conditions increase your risk of serious disease. Having more than one of these might increase your risk even more. If you have metabolic syndrome or any of its components, aggressive lifestyle changes can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.

The Cancer Connection

Dr. Elio Riboli holds a medical degree from the State University of Milan and a Master’s degree in public health from Milan, and took a Master’s degree in Science in Epidemiology at Harvard University. He has led since 1990 the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer (EPIC) that has enrolled half a million study participants from 10 European countries. His diagnosis is a connection is seen between cancer risk and insulin resistance within patients. Those with continued insulin resistance have an increased risk of developing, breast cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, kidney cancer and endometrial cancer. The conclusion is cancer growth is tied to the metabolism of glucose in the individual. If an individual does not consume a sufficient amount of glucose, the cancer cells will die. In other words the cancer needs sugar to grow and survive.

The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet (often termed keto) is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that shares many similarities with the Atkins and low-carb diets. It involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. This regime is successful in treating patients with obesity, diabetes, heart disease, epilepsy and Alzheimer. It is a single metabolic approach to improve health in individual with various disease processes.

Understanding the Fat Burning State

One of the objects of reducing carbohydrate consumption to a point where you enter what we call the fat-burning state. This state is commonly referred to as ketosis. The ketogenic diet, keeping the carb limit to 25 grams or less will bring the body from burning curbs to burning fat. Ketosis results which also signals the body is burning fat stores for energy.

Foods to Avoid on a Keto Diet

There are many guides telling you what to eat and drink on a keto diet. It can however sometimes be good to also know what to not eat or drink on a keto diet. The following items should be avoided at all cost: Fast foods, processed foods, processed meats, toxic oils, carbonated drinks, low carb sweets and fruit.

Foods That Fight Cancer

The Top 12 Cancer-Fighting Foods that are essential to optimal health. These foods are also great for the ketogenic diet.

  • Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Cruciferous Vegetables
  • Berries
  • Bright Orange-Colored Fruits and Veggies
  • Fresh Herbs and Spices
  • Organic Meats
  • Cultured Dairy Products
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Healthy Refined Oils
  • Mushrooms
  • Tea
  • Wild Caught Fish

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