A ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fat instead of glucose for ATP (energy) synthesis. Tumor cells cannot use ketones because of their respiratory insufficiency. So the ketogenic diet represents an elegant, non-toxic way to target and marginalize tumor cells.
A number of expert scientists believe that the Ketogenic diet may have the potential to manage even advanced cancer cases. Lab animals fed with a carb-free diet, survived highly aggressive metastatic cancer better than those treated with chemotherapy. A similar success has also been seen in people.
The Ketogenic diet involves the use of only non-starchy carbs from plants. Carbohydrates, especially refined carbohydrates, glucose, fizzy soft drinks, high fructose corn syrup, high glycemic index foods should all be avoided. The diet focuses on ´good fats´ like extra virgin olive oil, flaxseed oil, coconut oil and those of raw nuts and seeds, avocado and eggs.