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1

What food do they recommend cutting out in order to cure your cancer?

Carbs

2

What is the alternative fuel that can be used by normal cells but not cancer cells?

Ketone bodies

3

What are byproducts of fat metabolism that brain cells can use for energy instead of sugar?

Ketone bodies

4

Has the ketogenic diet been shown to be as effective as drugs for seizure prevention?

Yes

5

What is the "achilles heal" of cancer cells?

Sugar addiction

6

What is ketogenic diet?

It is a high fat, moderate protein, and low carb diet

7

What percentage of the ketogenic diet is fat?

75-90%

8

What percentage of the ketogenic diet is protein?

10-15%

9

What percentage of the ketogenic diet is carbs?

5-10%

10

What is the main goal of the ketogenic diet?

To shift metabolism away from burning sugar to burning fat

11

How is the ketogenic diet different from other low carb diets?

It's not a long term diet

12

Is the ketogenic diet used therapeutically?

Yes

13

How is the ketogenic diet adjusted to meet individual needs?

Level of carb/protein varies depending on the individual and how easily they enter ketosis

14

The degrees of ketosis required in a diet depends on what?

Health goals

15

Are higher or lower levels of ketosis needed for therapeutic effects?

Higher levels are needed

16

What are 2 other reason that people go on a ketogenic diet?

Body weight control and blood sugar regulation

17

What macronutrient is cancer dependent on?

Carbs

18

What are the 9 food groups that you can eat while on a ketogenic diet?

1. Meat
2. Fatty fish
3. Eggs
4. Butter and cream
5. Cheese
6. Nuts and seeds
7. Healthy oils
8. Avocados
9. Low-carb veggies

19

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat meat?

Yes

20

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat fatty fish?

Yes

21

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat lunch meat?

No

22

List 4 examples of fatty fish

Salmon, trout, tuna and mackerel

23

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat eggs?

Yes

24

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat hotdogs?

No

25

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat pasteurized butter and cream?

No

26

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat grass fed butter and cream?

Yes

27

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat unprocessed cheese?

Yes

28

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat nuts?

Yes

29

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat whole grain bread?

No

30

While on a ketogenic diet are you allowed to eat seeds?

Yes