Scientific research is examining the use of a ketogenic diet as a means for slowing the growth of cancerous tumors. Cancer is now the #2 cause of death in the United States and yet mainstream medicine seeks out pharmaceutical answers for treating this disease. But preliminary trials have shown great promise that shifting to a low-carb, moderate protein, high-fat diet can literally starve cancer cells, which thrive on glucose but cannot survive on the ketones produced by carbohydrate-restricted diets. The panel will discuss this emerging field of science during the first half. The second half will then be devoted to putting the diet into practice.
Hall: Wheeler Auditorium
Track: the Layperson