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Encore Episode: Metabolic Approach to Cancer

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Improve your health to ward off and recover from cancer and other chronic illnesses.
Air Date: 3/19/19
Duration: 26:43
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Nasha Winters, MD, LAc & Jess Kelly, MNT
Dr.Nasha WintersNasha Winters, ND, LAc, FABNO, is the founder, CEO, and visionary of Optimal Terrain Consulting. She is a nationally board certified naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, and a fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology. She lectures all over the world training physicians in the application of mistletoe therapy and consulting with researchers on projects involving immune modulation via mistletoe, hyperthermia, and the ketogenic diet. She lives in Durango, Colorado. 

Jess KelleyJess Higgins Kelley, MNT
, is the director of the Oncology Nutrition Therapy Certification Program at the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, Colorado. She is the founder and CEO of the metabolic nutrition consulting, education, and research enterprise, Remission Nutrition. She lives in Mid Coast Maine.
  • Book Title: The Metabolic Approach to Cancer: Integrating Deep Nutrition, the Ketogenic Diet, and Nontoxic Bio-Individualized Therapies
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/optimalterrain www.facebook.com/remissionnutrition
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drnashawinters
Encore Episode: Metabolic Approach to Cancer
It’s important to empower cancer patients with ways to improve their own health. In fact, nutritional techniques can be applied to any chronic illness. Diet and lifestyle can impact resilience and recovery.

Your Terrain

Your body must have some damage that made it susceptible to cancer or chronic illness. Looking at the terrain of your life can help find areas to heal.

  • Epigenetics determine your genetic qualities before you are born. It is the blueprint for the “tree” you become in life. You can manipulate parts of your blueprint.
  • The microbiome is like the soil for your tree. It helps your tree grow so you need to feed it well. The mental and emotional aspects compose your trunk. 
  • The trunk connects you to the soil. Traumas and adverse childhood events can impact your health in adulthood.
  • Branches are comprised of blood sugar, metabolism, hormones, circulation, toxic exposure, circadian rhythm, stress response and overall immune function.
Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. Our bodies switch from burning glucose for fuel to producing and burning ketones. Cancer cells don’t have the same metabolic flexibility to run off ketones. Healthy fats like nuts, fish and avocados are staples of the ketogenic diet.

Cancer treatments like chemotherapy seem to be more successful when one follows the ketogenic diet.

Listen as Dr. Nasha Winters and Jess Kelly, MNT, join Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss how you can improve your health to ward off and recover from cancer and other chronic illnesses.