Paul Marik MD was one of the most organized and most visible proponents of early outpatient treatment of COVID in the US. He was a clinical professor of Critical Care Pulmonary Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, until his Hospital Privileges and Professorship were stripped from him for advocating and prescribing ivermectin for COVID patients
Like many of us, Dr. Marik became more acutely aware of the false narratives promulgated by pharmaceutical corporate interests. Cancer is as big as vaccines, isn't it? He is working on alternative treatments for Depression, which is another profit-center. Recently he has done an interview with Chris Martenson, who studied the first two years of Medical School and took training in laboratory Pathology. Dora found that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv1nzsEFFC8
(Dr Marik starts after about 9 minutes)
Meryl Nass MD sent this link to his work on her blog. https://covid19criticalcare.com/reviews-and-monographs/cancer-care/
Included is a link to the slides Dr. Marik uses in the presentation:
The first graph is dramatic, showing an approximate tripling of the incidence of cancer in all American age groups between 1997 and 2019. Since that can't be genetic, it must be environmental, basically food and toxins.
Why don't Amish children get cancer, autism and diabetes? Why did the number of cases of non-melanomatous skin cancer in the US increase by 12 times from 1983 to 2012? Americans were getting less and less sun.
Cancer is a derangement in cellular metabolism which causes the cells to replicate outside of the normal limits, forming clumps, "tumors" and spreading like seeds to "metastasize". These deranged cells should be destroyed by the immune-surveillance processes in the body, so cancer also involves a degradation of these processes. Influences that derange cellular metabolism and immune-surveillance in the body typically increase the incidence of cancers.
Dr. Marik points out that all cancer cells have a deranged energy metabolism, using anaerobic sugar-metabolism exclusively. This is a mitochondrial derangement that prevents the burning of fats and ketones by cancer cells. Ketogenic diets therefore treat cancer by starving the cancer cells.
What is important to those without cancer is that excess carbohydrate and sugars in the diet, which push people into insulin-resistance (pre-diabetes, metabolic-syndrome and diabetes) lead to 40% of new cancers.
Reducing carbohydrate intake and increasing daily exercise will dramatically reduce the risk of cancer in people who are overweight from a typical high carbohydrate western diet, or have those diagnoses. Time-restricted-eating (12 hours of continuous fasting every 24 hours), skipping that breakfast cereal, and avoiding sweet drinks of all kinds are important interventions. (We find that a dinner, morning-coffee and brunch schedule, with morning exercise is fairly easy.)
Cutting out all white starches is something we have been trying for the past month, and it is difficult. Starches/carbs ARE addictive, just like the rat-studies say, and it is hard to think of other ways to prepare meals, leaving off bread, rice and pasta...
Avoiding processed foods will greatly reduce your trash pick-up. Avoiding the packaged foods with long lists of additives and cooking fresh vegetables using high quality virgin olive oil, avocado oil and/or coconut oil will provide the anti-cancer effects of the fresh-vegetables and avoid the subtle carcinogens which probably lurk in some of those "safe" chemical additives. The "vegetable oils" or "seed oils" contain a lot of Linoleic Acid, which is harmful to health in multiple ways, so stick to butter (grass-fed, such as Kerrygold is best) and best-quality olive, avocado and coconut oils.
Addressing the immune system, which has now been unburdened of high blood sugar and high-insulin conditions, we look to the immune system, which should be identifying and destroying pre-cancerous cells day and night. Slide 17 shows that in a clinical trial, supplementing 5000 units per day of vitamin-D3, a gram of fish oil (Omega-3 fatty acids, also found in grass-fed dairy fats) and 30 minutes of daily exercise (better in the sun) there was a 60% reduction in cancer risk over time.
We can reason that the 30 minutes of brisk walking or equivalent may have improved the blood sugar and insulin levels a bit, but that 60% cancer-incidence reduction was from just vitamin-D, a big fish-oil horse pill and a brisk morning or evening walk every day.
Vitamin-D levels are best in the upper half of the normal range, basically 60-100 ng/mL, which may take a long time to achieve without use of some higher doses in the first weeks to months. This is addressed in the Vitamin-D section of the complete 146 page monograph, which I have read and printed for reference.
The healthy lifestyle:
Avoid tobacco products.
Keep alcohol to "2 beers" per day equivalent or less.
Use carbohydrate reduction, time restricted eating and avoidance of all sweet drinks (including fruit juice), with daily morning or evening exercise, hopefully in the sunshine, to treat insulin resistance and elevated blood-sugar, which predispose to cancers. [Metformin by prescription is a further treatment step.]
Take 5000 units per day of vitamin D3, though this is more effectively managed by adjusting the dose to achieve blood levels of 60-100 ng/mL, the upper normal range.
Take 2-4 gm of Omega-3 fatty acids per day, which are found in fish oil, krill oil and butter produced from grass-fed cows, such as the Kerrygold Irish butter (and notably their lovely Dubliner cheese, an Irish Cheddar).
Drink green tea or take green tea catechin supplements with meals.
Sleep 8 hours per night, and if you don't, which is common in over-50s, consider a time-release melatonin every evening. The morning and evening sunlight on your skin will also stimulate melatonin production in the mitochondria of your deeply warmed cells.
Exercise 30 minutes or more daily, including walking, running vigorous bicycling, gardening, pushing a lawnmower, weights and calisthenics.
[More time active is better than higher intensity exercise, since time-doing-nothing is its own risk for poor-health.]
Reduce-stress (NOW!) through meditation, yoga, mindfulness-practices, compassion for self and others, and friendly engagements with people who don't suck the life force out of you, then squeeze you for that last drop. [Humor is a healthy stress-reduction intervention strategy.]
Avoiding Pop-Tarts (pictured in low-glycemic-index garden)