Several cancer researchers have proposed that cancer is not a genetic disease, but a metabolic one (which doesn’t make it any less serious), and as such can be treated through diet. One such diet, and the one with the most potential, is the Ketogenic diet. Developed in the 1920s to treat pediatric epilepsy, and did so with great success, KD has proven itself effective in treating other ailments and diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, heart disease, autism, PCOS, and, of course, cancer. Boston University researcher Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried has been studying the effects of KD on cancer and other diseases for 10 years and has written a book entitled “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer.” The message is simple: Change your current high carbohydrate and low-fat diet, espoused by the US government and most physicians, for a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? The science behind KD is equally simple: Cancer cells and tumors need glucose and glutamine to prosper and grow; without these, they die. And since the prevailing American diet is rife with carbohydrates, which the body turns into glucose for both healthy and cancerous cells (not to mention all the other sugar we consume!), the end result can only be disease, including cancer. This is pretty powerful stuff, and very threatening to the cancer industry. It should be noted that the KD diet has neither been approved nor rejected by the FDA, but the medical community seems reticent in accepting it as a valid and effective treatment, preferring to rely on the holy trinity of cancer treatment: Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, which, considering the words of Dr. Seyfried, “No real progress has been made in the management of advanced or metastatic cancer for more than 40 years,” tells us worlds about these methods.