Appukuttannair Sreekumar, MD, MBBS, DLO, FACNEM, FINEM
- Vitamin C in Cancer
- Ketogenic Diet
In modern world diabetes and obesity are the most prevalent epidemic and a new term is coined and “Diabesity” became prevalent. This is the basis and causes of almost all the diseases of modern world. This is caused by the collision of our ancient genes and modern changed environment. This phenomenon is quite alarming that the plight for a quick fix in modern medicine has back fired. The childhood obesity that is very prevalent today will have long lasting effects in adulthood. This disorder can be treated and even reversed if we modify our lifestyle, but we have to delve into the root cause of this disorder to correct it. In this presentation the root cause and mechanism are revealed and the ways to overcome has been dealt with.
The role of food and nutritional intervention along with detoxification measures also has been explained. World’s largest epidemic of modern world and the underlying cause of majority of modern diseases can be tackled if we look out of the box and open minded management program.
Vitamin C in Cancer
Vitamin C is the most studied vitamin and its role in the management of cancer has been scientifically proved. Though this proof has not been approved in modern conventional medicine, the usage of this is wide spread in the whole world with better results. In fact, Vitamin C has very important role in the prevention, treatment and palliative care of cancer. In January 1991, Dr. Gladys Block, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, published a review of vitamin C research which concluded that there was very strong evidence of a protective effect of vitamin C for non-hormone cancers.
Various mechanism and proper dosage and symbiotic property of vitamin c with other nutrients have been briefed here. Various protocols that have been successfully used in cancer management also have been viewed.
In fact, our ancestors “lived long and died short” that is opposite of what we see in modern world where we are “dying long & living short”. The ancient natural way of life has been brought into modern world through various scientific research and revelations and thus the ketogenic diet evolved. One secret of our body (and brain) is that we can readily shift from burning glucose, the traditional fuel to Ketone bodies. One should really understand the mechanism and effects of various nutrients in energy metabolism is essential in the nutritional medicine management of all life style diseases. Ketogenic diet is a special diet and specific training is necessary for the proper implementation of this as medicine in many diseases and also in the preventive medicine concept.
Ketogenic diets are powerful tools, and they can be life changing. Keto acidosis and benign dietary ketosis are different and should be realized by physicians who are prescribing keto diet. Shifting to a low carb, fat burning diet can help you reduce your high blood pressure, banish heartburn, get rid of joint pain, and stop pre-diabetes in its tracks. In fact, all of us go through some form of ketogenic energy during sleep without our knowledge. In modern life style there should be conscious efforts to have some form of ketogenic diet for personalized prevention.