However, I have seen amazing results using natural treatments. I subscribe to the belief that cancer is a metabolic disease. Damaged mitochondria in cancer cells cause these cells to behave differently than normal cells and become disregulated. In short, normal cells can metabolize (get energy) from sugar, fat, and protein. Cancer cells can not get their energy from fat due to the damge to their respiration, they need sugar. The use fermentation to grow. That gives us a unique opportunity to manage this disease from a common perspective. Normal cells can function very well on fat as an energy source. We can force a dog's normal cells to metabolically switch from glucose burners to fat burners by limiting sugar and carbs. That leaves cancer cells without a fuel source for energy, and they severely lose their ability to grow and metastasize. Instead of chasing thousand of mutations as standard of care does why not got to the source for these mutations that starts with the damaged mitochondria? That's what I do.
If you think this sounds a bit too good to be true, I agree. That's why I encourage you to read the literature below, to find out that there are solid evidence backed up by thorough scientific studies, done by very respected scientists, performed over the last 20-30 years, that all have proven this approach has merit.
Cancer is a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancerby Thomas Seyfried
This book builds on the well known theories of Otto Warburg. He claimed that cancer is a disease of energy metabolism. His theory was discredited since he did not link it to the "halmark of cancer.
Seyfried through many case studies provide compelling evidence that cancer has one thing in common, it is a metabolic disease that requires metabolic solutions for prevention and management. All cancer cells demonstrate the same cellular mutations so his approach can be used in most cancer cases.
This is a very expensive book. I have listed an alternative below that will explain this theory as well.
You can get this book at Amazon:
Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer
Tripping over the Truth: The Metabolic Theory of CancerBy Travis Christofferson
The Cancer Genome Atlas project has failed to give us a cure for cancer. This book takes us through the facinating world of the hunt for a cure for cancer. It takes us back to the beginning and to the modern laboratories around the world working to find a cure for this age long disease.
This book challenges everything we know about the disease and challenges the paradigm that cancer is an exclusive genetic disease. The book provides a new fresh approach based on a non toxic therapies originated from the theory that cancer is a metabolic disease. Instead of poison a person to near death and hope for a cancer free recovery metabolic therapy is natural and non toxic. Evidence i piling up showing that this work and can a cancer free life can be sustained when certain changes in diet are implemented.
I highly recommend this book, it a very fascinating read.
You can get this book at Amazon:
Cancer was in my opinion and many others allowed to develop due to a compromised immune system, caused by a vitamin and enzyme deficiency. I also support the Throphoblastic thesis of cancer that was originally proposed by Scottish embryologist John Beard (1858-1924) and resurrected by William Donald Kelley, DDS (1926-2005). Here is an interesting article about it : http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/nicholas-gonzalez-md-and-trophoblastic-theory-cancer
My protocol consist of a combination of the above.
- Bringing the pet into a ketogenic state (fat burning) by fasting
- Eliminate all carbs and sugar
- Introduce a calories restricted ketogenic diet for dogs; diet high in fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrates
- Attack the cancer with non toxic drugs and different natural products.
One thing that confirms my belief that cancer is related to food is that 99% of the dog owners that contact me for help have fed their pet commercial dog food for a long period of time. I know this is a strong statement, but so far I rarely seen a dog fed raw food with cancer.
Grey Wolves are carnivores that are 99% genetically similar to dogs; it has been scientifically proven that dogs are carnivores too1 and directly related to Grey Wolves2. Their digestive system is specifically designed for raw meats and edible bones. Depriving a dog of this vital source of food in my opinion compromises its ability to live a long, healthy life. Sadly, cancer is now being found in wolf sanctuaries that feed their wolves commercial dog food.
Commercial dog food is a horrible diet for a carnivore. When 1 out of 4 kibble fed dogs get cancer, there must be something very wrong.
My theory for the main cause of cancer in pets
In my opinion, the pancreas is the organ most damaged by commercial dog food. A dog's pancreas is vital for keeping the immune system healthy and able to fight off diseases like cancer. Commercial dog food subjects a dog’s pancreas to food that it was never designed to deal with. This puts a lot of stress on its primary function; producing digestive and protective enzymes. The result is that over time, the pancreas produces less and less of these enzymes and therefore limits the dog’s ability to obtain nutrients and protect itself from diseases. This in turn causes a weak immune system that no longer can effectively protect a dog from diseases. We need to work with nature, not against it by feeding the right food.
Take the first step NOW!
The first step in preventing cancer is to stop feeding commercial dog food. My research and documentation of raw fed dogs will prove that dogs that are fed a species-appropriate diet will dramatically reduce the risk of getting cancer.
I have all my dogs on a cancer prevention program as an added insurance. In addition to bad nutrition, I also suspect strongly that vaccines can cause cancer to develop since they compromise the immune system with their toxic content. Most of my dogs are rescues and I don't often get to know their vaccination history.
This is my simple cancer prevention protocol*
- Raw food diet low in sugar and carbs
- Essiac Tea
- Organic MSM (sulfur)
- Apricot seeds
- Coconut Oil
- Diatomaceus Earth
To make this easier for you, I have created a 'prevention pack' that consist of 4 of these products so you don't have to research and find the ones what work. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in regards to what is the best and purest. Some if these are produced in other countries and you would never know. I have done that research for you and these are the products I use on my dogs and recommend. This pack is listed here
If you want to put your pet(s) on this prevention program please register (link below) and I will help you get started and support you as long as you need. I also hope you will take part in the cancer prevention study I have. It consist of raw fed pets taking what I listed above.
*I can't of course grantee that your pet will never get cancer but based on my own experience this works for me and many others.
If you need help with a dog that has cancer please read this first
1Dogs are carnivores Wikipedia