The Metabolic Approach to Cancer
Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, FABNO And Co-Authored With Jess Kelley, MNT
Dr. Nasha Winters is a sought-after thought leader and a global healthcare authority in integrative cancer care and research.
Dr. Nasha was diagnosed with terminal cancer at the age of 19. Her personal journey with cancer and a successful career treating cancer has made her one of the visionaries in this field.
The Metabolic Approach to Cancer offers an innovative, metabolic focus. The book’s approach focuses on The Terrain Ten, physiological and emotional human elements that require balance and optimization in order to halt and prevent the cancer process.
“The Metabolic Approach to Cancer explains why medicine has failed to find a single cure for cancer. Read this important book to learn how cancer is an environmental, metabolic disease with many small causes that stack up and what you can do to prevent or even reverse it. Taking control of your environment and your food gives you control over cancer! You’ll never look at sugar the same way again.”
—Dave Asprey, New York Times bestselling author of The Bulletproof Diet; creator, Bulletproof Coffee
The Ten Hallmarks of Cancer
- Sustained proliferation: cancer cells stimulate their own growth
- Insensitivity to antigrowth signals: cancer cells resist signals telling them to stop their own growth
- Evasion of apoptosis (cell suicide): they resist cell death
- Limitless replicative potential: they multiply almost limitlessly
- Sustained angiogenesis: they stimulate the body to supply nutrients to itself
- Ability to metastasize: able to spread throughout the body
- Reprogramming of energy metabolism: able to switch from normal respiration to aerobic glycolysis
- Avoidance of immune destruction: difficulty being destroyed
- Tumor-promoting inflammation: uses inflammation to promote development and growth
- Genome instability and mutation: the cancer cells evolve
Western medicine treats cancer once it’s already within a body (chemo, surgery, radiation). Despite years and billions of dollars invested in quests for cures, very little progress has been made. In fact, cancer is on the rise. Dr. Winters believes cancer is not a single “thing” but instead a cumulation of many issues that lead to the formation of cancer in the body. Thus, she believes in treating the body as a whole, identifying and addressing the physiological and emotional elements (think stress, diet, and pre-existing medical conditions) that require balance and optimization in order to halt or even prevent the cancer process. She calls this protocol The Terrain Ten.