How a High-Fat Diet Helps Starve Cancer
By Dr. Mercola
Sugar Feeds Cancer
Another simpler way of explaining Warburg’s discovery is that cancer cells are primarily fueled by the burning of sugar anaerobically. Without sugar, most cancer cells simply lack the metabolic flexibility to survive.
The Importance of Diet for Successful Cancer Treatment
The foundational aspect that must be addressed is the metabolic mitochondrial defect, and this involves radically reducing the non-fiber carbohydrates in your diet and increasing high-quality fats. You may need up to 85 percent of your dietary calories from healthy fats, along with a moderate amount of high-quality protein, as excessive protein can also trigger cancer growth.
Sources of healthy fats include:
- Olives and olive oil
- Coconuts and coconut oil
- Butter made from raw grass-fed organic milk, and cacao butter
- Raw nuts, such as, macadamia and pecans, and seeds like black sesame, cumin, pumpkin, and hemp seeds
- Organic pastured egg yolks
- Grass-fed meats
- Lard, tallow and ghee
- Animal-based omega-3 fat such as krill oil