3 thoughts on “Cancer, Herpes and Metformin”

  1. A very close friend of mine died just short of 36 years of age, due to being on the wrong side of a very promising cancer clinical trial. There is no excuse for that. None whatsoever. I consider my friend to have been murdered by the FDA, and will never change that view.

  2. If I had to guess – and I do, since there’s insufficient data – I’d say a very low-carbohydrate diet is probably at least as anti-carcinogenic as metformin. Keto definitely causes less gastrointestinal distress.

    1. It is highly probable that the low carb diet affects humans through a different mechanism than Metformin. The reason is that Metformin comes as a refined derivative of an medieval herbal plant remedy, called “French Lavender” in Engish. This was used as an anti-inflammatory for centuries.

      It is highly probable that Metformin’s positive effects on both cancer and general life expectancy come from its anti-inflammatory effects. It is notable that many aspects of cancer growth and metastisis depend on inflammatory responses. Also, whenever a healthy cell becoming cancerous fails to undergo apoptosis and die, but still does not become cancerous, it most often becomes senescent, and becomes non-functional alongside producing highly inflammatory chemicals. If Metformin can suppress lots of those inflammatory effects, it may explain the positive effects found from Metformin. Then you might *add* benefits from low carb diet!

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