A two-fold treatment, altering diet and undergoing oxygen treatment, can naturally prevent the growth of cancer cells and their metastasis. When cancers form, the body loses control of growth in certain cells. These cells continue to grow and form tumors, groups of cells that have grown too much. Tumors alter their environment to ensure their survival, blocking blood vessels so they do not receive too much oxygen and altering cellular use of nutrients to use up more of the body’s sugars. Tumors find low blood sugar and high levels of oxygen deadly. Alterations in these key aspects of tumor growth are the key to this new treatment.
The dietary change to a ketogenic diet will ensure a lowering of blood sugar so that tumors will no longer thrive. A ketogenic diet is low in carbohydrates and high in fats. This causes the blood sugar to decrease and the body uses mainly fats for energy. The byproduct of fat digestion called ketones becomes high in the blood, instead of sugar. The normal cells will adjust to using ketones for energy, but the cancerous cells will die from the lack of sugar, as they cannot adjust. The use of the ketogenic diet alone promotes survival by 57% because it slows and may even halt the growth of the tumors altogether. Combining the two nearly doubled survival time in mice with metastatic cancer, increasing survival time by 24 days compared to that of control animals. When the study was performed, the use of both treatments showed a 78% longer survival in treated mice. The merit of the ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen therapy are their nontoxicity and specificity for killing cancer cells. Other therapies rely on dangerous chemicals that kill all of the body’s cells in order to treat a tumor and do not promise the lack of metastasis. For more information about the use of the ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cancer treatment, please watch this video of Dr. Dominic D’Agostino’s TEDx presentation on the subject.
Orlando Hyperbarics provides Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) in a convenient and comfortable non-hospital facility. The center, located at 6200 Lee Vista Boulevard, Suite 250, Orlando, Florida 32822, is served by SR 436 and SR 528, easily accessed from Orlando International Airport, and located near Orlando’s Medical City in Lake Nona.