A Better Cure for Cancer in Pets Could Be through Diet

"...The premise for this breakthrough is actually two-fold. The first is that cancer is NOT a genetic disease and secondly, cancer cells need glucose to survive..."
Published research on the “war against cancer” has been available for some time and the results sure look good.

Dr. Thomas Seyfried, one of the leading pioneer academic researchers has been promoting cancer treatment through nutrition. He has been teaching neurogenetics and neurochemistry as it relates to cancer treatment at Yale University and Boston College for the past 25 years. The premise for this breakthrough is actually two-fold. The first is that cancer is NOT a genetic disease and secondly, cancer cells need glucose to survive…“Cancer’s Sweet Tooth,” is an article written by Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., RD, CNS, and published back in The April 2000 issue of Nutrition Science News which also supports this theory.

Even though many researchers have spent decades searching for genetic links to most cancers, the lack of results indicates that they are looking in the wrong place. As we’ve witnessed cancers increasing in both humans and pets, it is not because we are breeding it; Cancer is caused by factors that change the metabolism on a cellular level. This means it is a metabolic disease and therefore curable by changing the body’s metabolism.

We have long held this approach, seeing pet after pet improve with tumors disappearing, bodily functioning, and energy increasing leads to healthier extended lives. This has been done through diet, which with our carnivorous pets is through the elimination of carbohydrates and sugars. This is their species-appropriate diet, to begin with, the one nature designed. It is now referred to as a ketogenic diet.

For humans, a ketogenic diet calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and high-quality protein. Because carnivores would naturally consume very little carbohydrate foods, elimination is easily accomplished.

A simple approach to this dietary therapy is to greatly restrict the body’s glucose. This naturally causes the cancer cells to starve to death. The same can be done in certain diets that can be classified as ketogenic as well for our pets. It seems miraculous that all we need to do to cure and prevent cancer in our dogs and cats is to feed them what they would eat in nature. The body, minus the glucose for energy, will work the way it was originally designed by converting fat into energy.

Several other advantages of the ketogenic diet are logically evident. If the body is burning fat as energy, obesity is greatly reduced. In addition, the research also shows that the ketogenic diet may be the cure for epilepsy and many other metabolic diseases. This is easily understood when we realize that our body stores unnatural, synthetic toxins in fat cells. These toxins, which we and our pets encounter on an ongoing everyday basis in our modern-day environment, will not accumulate in the lower-fat body.

Previously, generations of people and their pets ate high-fat diets consisting of meats, eggs, and dairy instead of our modern sweet diet of processed cereal, bread, donuts, cookies, and other high-carbohydrate recipes. Their incidence of cancer was very low by today’s standards. This is further evidence that cancer is metabolic and not genetic.

The key to curing and preventing a whole host of metabolic diseases is as simple and inexpensive as feeding nature’s intended diets. We are all for quality of life. No more expensive, harmful radiation or debilitating chemotherapeutic drugs to gain a “few more months”, but rather enjoying great food and health for a longer life.

Bill Piechocki, a nutritionist, owns Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and hosts the PetHealthCafe.com radio show. His 30 years in the animal field has provided unparallel vision and information which he passes to his clients on a daily basis. He can be reached at www.PetHealthCafe.com, 800-940-7387 or at Fiesta Pet Deli, 954-971-2500. Be sure to look for the Fiesta Pet Deli ad in this publication.

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