Nearly a century ago Otto Warburg emphasized that, though typically an anaerobic activity, cancer primarily and uniquely used glycolysis to fuel itself even in the presence of oxygen.
This is known as aerobic glycolysis and now the “Warburg effect”. He maintained that cancer must do so because of mitochondrial damage and insisted that was the cause of cancer.
His theory was soon mostly forgotten amidst the excitement over genetic discoveries and particularly oncogenes half a century ago, as the genetic mutational cause of cancer became the paradigm in the “war on cancer” to the present day.
Millions of dollars, and far more importantly millions of lives were lost as research barked up this wrong tree.
However, as the genetic mutational theory of cancer is now being rightfully challenged, Warburg’s ‘cancer as a metabolic mitochondrial disease’ theory is being resurrected by current proponents. I will show that once more the wrong suspect is being found guilty as untold lives are again at stake.
The real answer to cancer is embedded deep within the evolution of life.
Ron Rosedale, MD
Ron Rosedale is an internationally known expert in nutritional and metabolic medicine and, as one of the founders of the “low-carb” movement two decades ago, was perhaps the first to advocate a high fat rather than high protein “ketogenic” diet.
He has been a pioneer in applying concepts based on the biology of aging to reverse chronic diseases including diabetes and heart disease using a unique nutritional approach to optimize insulin, leptin, and mTOR signaling.
He has published the highly acclaimed book, The Rosedale Diet, and been featured in dozens of print, radio, and television interviews.