Eating a Ketogenic Diet Can Starve Cancer

It is widely believed that fatty foods are bad for your health. However, researchers and cardiologists such as Dr. Dwight Lundell and Dr. Steven Sinatra have been working hard on disproving the myth, and bringing the fairly new wave of thinking about the fats and how they impact our health.

Before we start talking about high fat diets we need to distinguish between healthy fats and those fats that are actually bad for you. Healthy fats are those that your body craves. They are an essential element in processes such as vitamin D3 production and conversion. D3 plays a major role in bone density, and it’s deficiency can lead to osteomalacia. Other diseases vitamin D3 deficiency is a factor in include Crohn’s diseaseceliac disease, and other liver problem.

Apart from the sunlight, which is the primary source of D3, this vitamin is found in high-fat foods such as salmon, codfish, mackerel, milk, eggs and most types of mushrooms. All of these foods are brimming with healthy fats, and are recommended in your diet.

Bad fats can be found in processed sugar, in products such as candy, soda, and similar. These fats have no role to play in your organism, so your body stores them and therefore you gain weight.


Recent mainstream research is showing that a high fat diet has a positive impact on cancerous cell degradation. One of the examples of high fat diet use for cancer treatment is the former power lifting world champion Fred Hatfield, PHD (in kinesiology).

Dr. Hatfield was diagnosed with a severe case of skeletal cancer, and was given three months to live, a prognosis made by multiple doctors. Researching his options, he stumbled upon the ketogenic diet. Deciding that he has nothing to lose, he started the diet.

The ketogenic diet was developed at the University of South Florida. At the University, metabolism researcher Dr. Dominic D’Agostino discovered that mice who were used for cancer research and were put on a high-fat diet showed more signs of recovery than the cancerous mice put on chemotherapy.

Avoiding carbohydrates and sugars is the primary principle of the ketogenic diet. Dr. Hatfield honored that, and consumed food rich with good-fats. Eggs, avocado, quality olive oil, flex seed, hemp oils, and coconut oil were all part of his regular diet.

All of these were a factor in Fred Hatfield’ road to being cancer-free. Now, a year later, his cancer is still in remission.