July 18, 2019

Keto Diet and Cancer – an interesting discussion from Colin Champ, MD.  See more and more articles linking cancer and mitochondrial dysfunction caused by excess carbs. Does that mean our mitochondria are designed to process fat?

I think you could argue “yes” to the above rhetorical question. Fat is burned to CO2 and H2O. From another article which I just googled ” In addition to the fuel they produce, mitochondria also create a by-product related to oxygen called reactive oxygen species (ROS), commonly known as free radicals. But what we are not told is that mitochondria were specifically designed to use fat for energy, not carbohydrate.” and: “If you could shrink to a small enough size to get inside the mitochondria, what would you discover? The first thing you’d learn is that the mitochondria are primarily designed to use fat for energy!”

And: “Autism, ADHD, Parkinson’s, depression, anxiety, bipolar disease, brain ageing are all linked with mitochondrial dysfunction from oxidative stress. Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, autoimmune disorders, ageing, cancer, and other diseases.

And: “It is indisputable that a ketogenic diet has protective effects in our brains.

Stunning article by Dr Myhill!!!  And I just started by speculating.  Why eat carbs?