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This is the Healthiest Diet. It Treats Cancer, Depression, Migraines, and Autism


This is the Healthiest Diet. It Treats Cancer, Depression, Migraines, and Autism

Mounting research suggests nutritional ketosis is the answer to
a long list of health problems, starting with obesity. A
ketogenic diet (link is external) is one that shifts your
body’s metabolic engine from burning carbohydrates to burning
fats. A ketogenic diet requires that 50 to 70 percent of your
food intake come from beneficial fats, such as coconut oil,
grass-pastured butter, organic pastured eggs, avocado, and raw
nuts such as pecans and macadamia nuts. The carbs are very
very minimal so your body burns fat for energy. That means
there is little sugar in your system blocking the body from
utilizing fat in favor of burning sugar.

During this state, the body produces ketones, made from fats
processed in the liver.

“The end goal of a properly maintained keto diet is to force
your body into this metabolic state. We don’t do this through
starvation of calories, but through starvation of
carbohydrates. Our bodies are extremely adaptive to what you
put into it – when you overload it with fats and take away
carbohydrates, it will begin to burn ketones as the main energy
source,” according to

Leads to Weight Loss

Cutting carbs is one of the simplest and most effective ways to
lose weight. On a ketogenic diet, dietary carbohydrates are
kept very low, protein is moderate and fat consumption is
increased, gently encouraging our body to remember how to rely
on fat as a primary fuel and to produce ketones from stored
body fat.

Fights Cancer

Cancer cells love sugar! Sugar essentially feeds tumors and
encourages cancer growth. This is why a diet that gets rid
of sugar and other carbohydrates can be effective in
preventing or fighting cancer. The regular cells found in our
bodies are able to use fat for energy, but cancer cells cannot
metabolically shift to use fat.

One review published in Redox Biology highlighted some of them,
indicating promising results for colon, gastric, and prostate
cancers. In this paper, Dr. Eugene Fine of the Albert
Einstein College of Medicine hypothesizes that ketone bodies
stop cancers by changing the availability of energy processes
in cancer cells. A preliminary paper from Dr. Fine’s team was
published and the summary of results states that “Preliminary
data demonstrate that an insulin-inhibiting diet is safe and
feasible in selected patients with advanced cancer. The extent
of ketosis, but not calorie deficit or weight loss, correlated
with stable disease or partial remission.”

Protects your brain

The low-carb, high-fat way of eating has also been linked to
helping with other neurological disorders. Research published
in Behavioral Pharmacology found ketogenic diets may be
effective for minimizing symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and
Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, Parkinson’s patients who
followed a 4-to-1 ketogenic diet experienced, on average, a 43
percent improvement in their symptoms after one month.

Studies also support the benefits of a ketegonic diet for
autism.  According to one article, “Autism shares some
features with epilepsy, and many people with autism experience
seizures related to the over-excitement of brain cells.”
Research found that a majority of autistic children showed
improvement after following a cyclical ketogenic diet for six

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