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How to starve Cancer?

My thoughts on Jane McLelland's Book "How To Starve Cancer" about the Metabolic Theory of Cancer.

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The book by Jane McLelland is based on The Metabolic Theory of Cancer. This is a relatively new and evolving field of research that proposes that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease. This theory suggests that the changes in the way that cells produce and use energy are the underlying causes of cancer.

The traditional view of cancer was that it was caused by genetic mutations that led to uncontrolled cell growth. However, the metabolic theory proposes that these mutations are actually the result of changes in the metabolic environment of cells.

One of the central tenets of the metabolic theory is that cancer cells rely on glucose as their primary source of energy. Cancer cells consume glucose at a much higher rate than normal cells, and this increased consumption is thought to be a key driver of their growth.

The metabolic theory also proposes that cancer cells have impaired mitochondrial function. Mitochondria are the organelles within cells that produce energy in the form of ATP. The theory suggests that the impaired mitochondrial function in cancer cells leads to an increase in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and a shift towards glycolysis, a less efficient form of energy production.

Researchers studying the metabolic theory of cancer are exploring a variety of therapeutic approaches that target the metabolic differences between cancer cells and normal cells. For example, some researchers are investigating the use of ketogenic diets, which are high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as a way to starve cancer cells of glucose. Others are exploring the use of drugs that target specific metabolic pathways in cancer cells.

While the metabolic theory of cancer is still a relatively new field, it has already led to important insights into the underlying causes of cancer and has the potential to lead to new, more effective treatments for this devastating disease. The idea that cancer is a metabolic disease was first proposed by Nobel Prize nominee Dr. Otto Heinrich Warburg. He presented his theory to the American Cancer Society in the 1960s. But his research was ignored by a scientific community that was all abuzz about the then-new gene therapy and chemotherapy.

Today’s advocates include Thomas Siegfried, a cancer researcher for more than 25 years at Yale University and Boston College and author of “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.” Also, Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, a neuroscience, molecular pharmacology, and physiology researcher at the University of South Florida, and Johns Hopkins University researchers Pete Pedersen and Young Ko.

This book is truly revolutionary because Jane is very good at taking us through her extraordinary journey of discovering metabolic theory in a practical and timely manner. Using herself as a human guinea pig, she experimented with the well-known over-the-counter medications and supplements to starve the metabolic routes of her ovarian cancer by creating an easy-to-follow subway map for every cancer.

She's expanded this trail map to show which avenues you need to block for each type of cancer, so you, too, can create your own hungry cancer cocktail. She is the best at putting the pieces of the puzzle together, demystifying its complexity, and producing a simple protocol. Well done Jane and thank you for the great service.


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