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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Insulin resistance and cancer joining the dots.

This week on Twitter I got involved in a heated debate, the subject of the exchange was cancer. I never started the debate, and probably should have kept out of it, but a person implied, a low carb diet could be a useful tool, in the fight against cancer. This person was swiftly labelled as dangerous and spouting quackery. At one point I was accused of saying a low carb diet cures cancer, and that I run a site promoting low carb as a business. Firstly, I have never earned a penny, in any way, for working on our sites or anywhere else helping others. Secondly and most importantly, I have never ever stated anywhere, a low carb diet cures cancer or any other disease, including diabetes.

The $64000 question does a low carb diet have a role in preventing cancer? I believe it does, and here is why. Type two diabetes is a chronic disease, it's primary cause is insulin resistance. There are around 400 million diabetics in the world, approximately 90% type two, almost all type two diabetics are insulin resistant. It is estimated countless millions are pre-diabetic.

A person can be pre-diabetic and insulin resistant for up to 10 years before type two diabetes diagnosis. Some experts have said up to 15 years. The fact is, most of these people do not know they are insulin resistant, until it is too late, and they become full blown type two diabetics. Of the 90% type two diabetics, approximately 80% are overweight, many rated as obese. A point worth noting, a person can be very slim, never overweight and be a type two insulin resistant diabetic, as is Graham.

Andrei Kucharavy PhD researcher at John Hopkins, joined the debate today, and stated on twitter today, and I quote "Insulin resistance? No association with cancer shown, despite some targets down its pathway involvement in some cancers" Far for me to tell a PhD they are very wrong. Just Google insulin resistance and cancer and you will be reading scientific papers for a long time.

It is beyond all doubt, obesity raises the risk of heart disease, cancer, type two diabetes, and many other degenerative diseases. In fact Dr Richard Bernstein, Director Emeritus of the Peripheral Vascular Disease Clinic of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and world renowned diabetes expert, has stated. Highly elevated blood glucose numbers can damage every tissue in the body. Abnormally high blood glucose numbers, in type two diabetics, is brought about for almost all by insulin resistance, not a lack of insulin. In fact at diagnosis an overweight type two diabetic, can have up to 3 times the circulating blood insulin as a slim non diabetic. Taking charge of BG at diagnosis, can ensure a type two diabetic never has a need for injected insulin, in fact in some cases requires no diabetes medication at all, ever. 

Joining the dots. We know insulin resistance is the root cause of type two diabetes. The majority of type two diabetics are heavily overweight at diagnosis. We know obesity can cause a myriad of serious healthcare problems, including a higher risk of cancer. Therefore, it seems logical to me, if we can avoid becoming insulin resistant, we reduce the risk of many serious diseases. We can avoid becoming insulin resistant with a diet very low in sugar and highly processed carbohydrates. BTW carbs turn to sugar once digested.

Sounds too good to be true, many medical professionals and researchers, may say I am talking nonsense, but bear this in mind. For decades most of the medical professionals, have been recommending a high carb low fat diet to diabetics. That advice has proved to be disastrous, on an epic scale. Could it be, Doctors will be serving their patients well, by recommending a low carb diet, to ward off cancer. Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, a low carb diet is proving to be the salvation of diabetics all over the world.

The last word to Doctor Malcolm Kendrick. Many medical professionals agree with Malcolm and are standing above the parapet of failed dogma, greed and ludicrous dietary advice. 

“The reality is that over the years, and around the world we have killed literally millions of diabetics by advising them to eat a high-carb diet and avoid fats. Only now is it being recognised that previous advice was and remains useless, dangerous and scientifically illiterate"



Blogoratti said...

It is an interesting debate and one that I am not familiar with really. I have to remember to carry out some independent reading on it all in order to get an idea of the research behind it.

And as with all things twitter, it can get pretty nasty on there. Its good to see you are unfazed, warm greetings to you and best wishes!

only slightly confused said...

Bravo. I've been low card now for a year and a half annd am slowly working on reducing my intake even further. My pre-diabetic condition has reversed, my weight is dropping and I'm planning on living a long and healthy life. Keep waving the flag.

Conniecrafter said...

It is hard to keep your mouth shut when someone is saying things that aren't true or stating you said things you did not. I wonder what it will take before the word will get out and people will start listening to it. I think carbs can be like a drug for some people, they just have to have them and no matter what else it is doing to them they won't listen.

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting info. Twitter can be a great place but it can also be a place where a lot of arguing goes on.

Linda said...

My husband has diabetes and prostate cancer and I have read of links. This is from Harvard Medical School: "Insulin and related factors tend to rev up some cancers, including prostate cancer, making them more likely to proliferate and spread."

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um artigo muito interessante.
Um abra├žo e bom fim-de-semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Debbie said...

i do not have a twitter account - perhaps my skin is not thick enough anyway. i don't/won't debate with anyone....when i read something that i don't agree with (i do have an opinion) i try to just move on!!

i enjoy articles like these, good information and facts. i enjoy your blog, so many of us do!!

Jenn Jilks said...

What it boils down to is eat well, a balanced diet, exercise, practice good sleep hygiene, live well and laugh often.
I understand your debates. I get into them myself!
It is difficult to change eating behaviour. Too many of my clients, with diabetes, do not.