The Wonders of Ketogenic Diet


Studies and experiments are being done in support for the discovery of cancer cure. Some people say cancer has no cure but there will come a day that it will no longer plague the nation and the world. No matter how long it takes, cancer patients remain hopeful that one day, a cure will come and restore their health.


Singapore has one of the best hospitals and health care system. Despite that, cancer cure is still yet to be discovered. However there is this recent study claiming that a ketogenic diet can help with starving the tumours. For those who are not familiar about the ketogenic diet, a discussion should be in place.

What is a ketogenic diet?

For your information, ketogenic consists of high-fat, enough-protein and low-carbohydrate diet. This specific kind of diet is used in medicine to treat epilepsy in children. Ketogenic was developed by Dr. Russel Wilder in 1924. The body utilizes carbohydrates as fuel. With this diet, fats will become the fuel instead. When the body utilizes fat instead as the source of energy, ketones will be formed. Higher ketones will lead to improved seizure control.

Ketogenic diet and epilepsy

In Ketogenic diet, the kinds of foods that the patient eats include heavy whipped cream, oils, mayonnaise, olive oil, canola oil and butter. Compared to the Atkins diet, ketogenic diet is stricter as it requires careful measurement of proteins, calories and fluids. Instead of using pharmaceutical drugs, diet proved to treat epilepsy.


Ketogenic diet and cancer

Many people believed that the diet is only for people with epilepsy but later found out that it has the potential to treat tumour cells. There was a study in 2012 conducted by the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Centre. Researchers found out that the brain tumour cells in a mouse were possibly treated with a combination of radiation therapy and ketogenic diet.

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Other people consider the diet as a means to losing weight because of its high fat and low carb approach. According to some experts, the ketogenic diet promotes more rapid weight loss than your traditional low calorie and low fat diets. It makes sense. Removing carbs from your diet (like grains, sugar, bread and potatoes) will lead you to drop weight faster than you could imagine.

If you know a person with epilepsy, perhaps you should share this diet to them. For brain tumour cure, one can only hope for the best. Cure is almost upon us.