The Clinical Use of Nutritional Ketosis in Treating Cancer And Many Chronic Diseases
- The Clinical Use of Nutritional Ketosis
by Dr. Mercola, http://www.mercola.com/
* Nutritional ketosis, which involves eating a high-quality, high-fat diet that is low in net carbs, may be one of the most useful interventions for many chronic diseases, including cancer
* If your mitochondria are functioning well, they will efficiently metabolize fat. When they don’t, it suggests you’re primarily burning carbohydrates as a primary fuel, which promotes disease
* The key to success on a high-fat diet is to eat high-quality healthy fats, not the fats most commonly found in the American diet. MCT oil is particularly beneficial, but need to be implemented with some care
Eating a high-quality, high-fat diet may be one of the most useful interventions for many chronic diseases. Dr. Jeanne Drisko, who heads up the University of Kansas Integrative Medical Center, has used this nutritional protocol in a clinical setting for many years now.
Drisko is also the chairman and medical director for the Alliance for Natural Health (ANH), a grassroots organization that helps educate consumers and patients about natural health strategies and important political issues that affect your access to alternative medicine.
“As many of us in integrative medicine, I started out very conventionally,” Drisko says. “But with a personal health crisis, you suddenly learn there’s not a lot in conventional medicine that works. I turned to integrative medicine and got much better …
I ended up doing a fellowship with Hugh Riordan in Wichita, Kansas, who was one of the pioneers in intravenous vitamin C and a number of other integrative therapies. That was really what launched me into integrative medicine.”
In 1998, the dean of the University of Kansas asked her to launch the KU Medicine Center,1which now teaches students in integrative medicine. The fellowship, which is one additional year after completion of a residency program, is even eligible for the board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS).
Clinical Use of Nutritional Ketosis
Part of Drisko’s focus has been on the clinical use of nutritional ketosis, which is what I recommend for nearly everyone to improve their health. This all began when, at the prompting of the clinic’s naturopath, they began investigating how shifts in the diet could improve outcomes in cancer patients treated with intravenous (IV) vitamin C.
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