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"Starvation" Diet Slows Aggressive Tumor Growth

Starvation Diet

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  • Cancer cells starved of the amino acid arginine may lack the ability to grow and survive.
  • Treatment with an arginine-lowering drug slowed down disease progression and extended progression-free survival by nearly six weeks among patients with mesothelioma.
  • Intermittent fasting has also been shown to improve survival in animals with cancer, as well as extend lifespan.
  • Another way to ‘starve’ cancer cells is with a ketogenic diet, which calls for eliminating all but non-starchy vegetable carbohydrates, and replacing them with healthy fats and limited amounts of high-quality protein.
  • Since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then lowering the glucose level in your blood though carb and protein restriction literally starves the cancer cells into oblivion.

By Dr. Mercola

The deadly lung cancer that develops from chronic asbestos exposure, and occasionally from exposure to other environmental toxins, is called mesothelioma.

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