What if cancer isn’t a genetic disease after all? What if scientists are chasing a flawed paradigm, and cancer isn’t a disease of damaged DNA but rather of defective metabolism as a result of mitochondrial dysfunction? What if that startling truth could revolutionize our understanding of other diseases as well—and show us a radical new path to optimal health?
In Dr. Joseph Mercola’s groundbreaking new book — Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy — the New York Times best-selling author and leading natural-health practitioner explains how nearly all disease is caused by defective metabolic processes. Then he reveals what’s really causing your metabolism to go haywire: damage and dysfunction in the mitochondria, thousands of which are at work in nearly every cell in your body, generating 90 percent of the energy you need to stay alive and well. When mitochondria become damaged in large numbers, it is impossible to stay healthy.
As you read this book, you’ll learn in clear, rational terms how your body works at a molecular level. You’ll finally understand the type of fuel it’s designed to burn in the most efficient way possible. You’ll find detailed guidelines for starting and sticking with a ketogenic eating plan. And you won’t have to wait a decade or two for metabolic mitochondrial therapy to make its way into the mainstream. You can build a healthier body and brain at the cutting edge of this exciting new discipline, starting right now.
- Ketogenic diets: A 1-to-1 ratio of healthy fats to net carbs plus protein. This means your grams of healthy fats will be about equal to your combined grams of non-fiber carbs and protein put together.
- Intermittent fasting: A type of scheduled eating plan where you simply restrict your normal daily eating to a 6-8 hour window of time, without cutting calories.
- Water fasts: This is exactly what it sounds like–you don’t eat; you only drink water, for several days in a row (typically no less than 24 hours).
Dietary fat produces a very minor insulin response, and since you’re keeping your insulin levels low, you’re still getting most of the benefits of fasting even though you’re consuming plenty of calories. Adding healthy fats such as butter, coconut oil, MCT oil and avocado can make the fasting experience a lot easier.
Fat For Fuel discusses the following important strategies that are simply too important for your health and well-being to ignore:
- Seven comprehensive lessons to teach you the keys to combating chronic disease, managing cancer and optimizing your health
- A vastly new look at nutrition — merging decades of research with the latest cellular health science
- Worksheets and readings that will help you apply the incredible health benefits of this program
- Meal planning resources and enticing recipes, with guidelines on how to tailor the program to your unique physiology
- Loads of extra content on additional actions you can take to boost your cellular health that aren’t diet-related
Your body is a marvel of ingenuity, and the more you can work WITH it rather than against it, the healthier you’re likely to be.
Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.
Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.
Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.
Improves mood, memory, and focus.
Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.