New Online Training on Cancer: A Metabolic Disease

In the dynamic realm of cancer treatment, a paradigm shift is underway, challenging conventional approaches and introducing innovative strategies rooted in metabolic science. Traditionally perceived solely through a genetic lens, cancer’s complexity extends beyond our genetic makeup. Modern research reveals intricate connections between cancer development and contemporary lifestyle factors, highlighting its nature as a metabolic disease (1). This understanding lays the groundwork for novel therapeutic interventions that focus on disrupting the metabolic pathways fueling cancer growth.

At the forefront of these novel approaches is Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction (TCR). Targeting cancer through TCR involves a precision-focused disruption of the metabolic milieu that sustains tumor growth (2). This nuanced strategy, increasingly recognized as a powerful adjunct to conventional treatments, minimizes collateral damage to healthy cells, enhancing treatment efficacy while minimizing side effects.

In tandem with TCR, fasting has emerged as a complementary strategy in the holistic management of cancer. Fasting induces metabolic shifts, such as increased autophagy and ketogenesis, creating an environment hostile to cancer cells while promoting the resilience of healthy cells (3). This dual approach leverages the metabolic vulnerabilities of cancer cells, enhancing the effectiveness of traditional treatments.

It is in light of this modern research that the basis of our newest elective was developed. We are pleased to announce our latest training, Cancer: A Metabolic Disease. An online training with a focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying cancer as a modern and metabolic disease, while providing tools and strategies on how to implement Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction (TCR) and fasting for cancer treatment. This training will provide students with the skills needed to understand, manage and treat their cancer patients holistically. Now open for enrollment at a discounted, early bird rate of 20% off. This discount is valid until the launch date on 29 February 2024.

 The training curriculum is presented by national and international medical and allied healthcare experts in the field of cancer research. Through delving into the mechanisms underlying cancer, the implementation of TCR and fasting in cancer treatment, practitioners will be equipped with the tools needed for holistic cancer patient management. Through lecturer guidance and expertise, learners will gain a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in implementing and optimizing this approach, paving the way for improved health outcomes and a transformative understanding of the role carbohydrates play in our overall well-being.

As we look toward the future of cancer treatment, the integration of TCR and fasting marks a promising frontier. The upcoming online training not only signifies a milestone in education but also represents a collective step towards a holistic approach to cancer care. By arming healthcare practitioners with knowledge and tools, we move closer to a paradigm where cancer is not just treated but understood and managed in a comprehensive, patient-centric manner.

Topics and Lecturers,

  1. Prof Tim Noakes, Emeritus Professor and Author – Cancer as a Modern Disease
  2. Dominic D’Agostino, PhD, Researcher and Professor – Cancer Management Using Press-Pulse Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy
  3. Dr. Nasha Winters, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) & Author – Integrative therapies, therapeutics, and supplements to complement a ketogenic diet for cancer management
  4. Dr. Nasha Winters, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) & Author  – Testing to treat
  5. Dr. Nasha Winters, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) & Author  – Fasting for Cancer: Assessment and troubleshooting
  6. Dr. Nasha Winters, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) & Author  – Cancer: an integrative approach or Preventing malignancies in at-risk patients, Exercise, sleep, stress, environmental exposures to be aware of and cancer
  7. Martha Tettenborn, Registered Dietitian – Fasting and Chemotherapy 
  8. Janet Ottersberg, Occupational Therapist, Life Coach – Coaching and Cancer
  9. Lesley Chorn, Registered Counselling Psychologist – Psychology and somatic-based therapy- Unravelling the thoughts/feelings/emotions beneath cancer 
  10. Miriam Kalamanian – Interview: Implementation of modifiable Ketogenic Diets in Cancer 
  11. Alison Gannett, Personalized Nutrition Coach – Implementation of dietary and other integrative strategies for the management of cancer: A Consultants perspective
  12. Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi, Clinical Oncologist, Functional Medicine, Doctor & Researcher – The Optimistic Oncologist
  13. Zoltán Cserépy, MBA, MHP, Deuterium depletion: a complementary therapeutic possibility for cancer.

An online training specifically designed for healthcare practitioners across all disciplines, including doctors, nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, and other allied health professionals. 

Open for enrollment at a discounted, early bird rate of 20% off. This discount is valid until the launch date on 29 February 2024.

Reference List:

  1. Seyfried, T. N., & Shelton, L. M. (2010). Cancer as a metabolic disease. Nutrition & Metabolism, 7(1), 7. 
  2. Fine, E. J., Segal-Isaacson, C. J., Feinman, R. D., Herszkopf, S., Romano, M. C., Tomuta, N., … Sparano, J. A. (2012). Targeting insulin inhibition as a metabolic therapy in advanced cancer: A pilot safety and feasibility dietary trial in 10 patients. Nutrition, 28(10), 1028–1035. 
  3. Longo, V. D., & Panda, S. (2016). Fasting, Circadian Rhythms, and Time-Restricted Feeding in Healthy Lifespan. Cell Metabolism, 23(6), 1048–1059. 

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