Testimony of the Day
“Hi Maria! On 02/15/13 I was diagnosed with a 12mm Pineal Gland Cyst after a sever migraine. In late July I flew to Colorado in hope of finding some answers and second opinions. I was given no information from the 2-3 Neurologist that I have seen as to what caused or is “feeding” this. The doctors are very unhelpful due to where my cyst is located (dead center of my brain). Their fearful that it will grow thus forcing them to operate, so they shove RX’s at me in hopes that something will help. Only more bad news followed. Not only was the Cyst causing problems, I was on my way to getting Type 2 Diabetes and leaky gut. I knew I needed to change my life and fast.
I found out about “The Maria Way” from some very good friends. I have followed your plan since the being of August. On 08/20/13 just 2.5 short weeks of being GF, I had my follow up MRI. It showed that the cyst was now only 1.1cm in size. It had already shrunk 1mm! I know that sounds tiny but when you’re talking about something growing in the middle of your brain it means a lot! I have stopped all med’s and have been migraine and headache free for almost a month now thanks to you!
My skin has improved and my body has never felt better. I can’t wait to see how i feel in a month! My holistic doctors believe that a change in diet and the right supplements will probably shrink or even make my cyst go away. I am really looking forward to TOTAL body health. I truly do feel that “you are what you eat”.
I have never felt better! Not only am I losing weight but very soon I will be completely healthy! Thank you Maria!!!!” Megan
Cancer and Ketogenic Diet
Did you know that men can have ‘estrogen dominance’ too? Yep, one of the causes of prostate cancer is excess estrogen in men. (reference). Both androgen and estrogen have been reported to stimulate proliferation of cultured prostate cancer cells.
This diagram demonstrates estrogenic carcinogenicity in the prostate. The numbers refer to references supporting the corresponding pathway of estrogenic action. (To find the references and diagram click HERE).
A well-formulated ketogenic diet has an intense and fast effect on cancer. All of your body’s cells, including cancer cells are fueled by glucose. Conversely, cancer cells have one huge mortal flaw; they do not have the metabolic adaptability to be fueled off of ketones, but your healthy cells can thrive on ketones. Therefore, since cancer cells need glucose to thrive, and carbohydrates turn into glucose in your body, then cutting out carbs literally starves the cancer cells.
HEALTH TIP: Excess bad estrogen in the liver and fat cells is a leading cause of breast, thyroid and uterine cancer in women, as well as prostate cancer in men. Cutting out all of the estrogenic factors is extremely important (which I list in my Keto-Adapted book). A supplement called Estrofactors helps detox this bad estrogen out of the liver which will, in turn, heal liver function and increase T3 production for thyroid patients. Click HERE to find.
Unlike healthy cells that can get energy by metabolizing sugar in the mitochondria, cancer cells appeared to fuel themselves only through glycolysis, a less-efficient means of creating energy through the fermentation of sugar in the cytoplasm.
If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and cancer can stop spreading. Meanwhile, normal body and brain cells switch to generate energy from fatty molecules called ketones, the body’s main source of energy on a fat-rich diet.
The healthiest way to stop feeding cancer cells isn’t to increase protein while subbing out excess carbohydrates; it is to increase healthy fats. Too much protein will increase glucose also via gluconeogenesis. I know I have written that many times, but it is such a common mistake that people make when cutting out carbohydrates. Limit protein to high-quality organic and pastured sources only.
To read more on how to become keto-adapted and starve those cancer cells from glucose, click HERE.
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Thank you all for your love and support!
I was just reading through my Famous Dave’s cookbook and saw the Indian Fry Bread! I thought I must try this one!
Coconut oil/butter/ghee for frying
3 eggs, separated
2 TBS vanilla egg white or whey protein
1 tsp vanilla extract (or other extract: almond, coconut, maple)
1 tsp stevia glycerite
1/4 cup cinnamon
3 TBS Swerve (or erythritol)
Separate the eggs (save the yolks for a different recipe), and whip the whites in a clean, dry, cool bowl for a few minutes until VERY stiff). Blend in the whey protein, extract, and stevia.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high until a drop of water will sizzle. Once it is hot, place a circle of dough on the pan. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat and place on a plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon and Swerve. Enjoy! Makes 3 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Fry Bread = 217 calories, 32 carbs, 0 fiber
“Healthified” Fry Bread = 142 calories, 8.3g fat, 10g protein, 8.1g carbs, 4.9g fiber (52% fat, 27% protein, 22% carbs)
*Note: The calorie count is for 1 TBS of oil absorbed into the dough.