The End of Diseases: A Revolutionary Approach to Medicine
Original title: La Fin des Maladies
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Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are metabolism disorders linked to a cellular digestive dysfunction. This is the story of this crucial discovery, which fundamentally questions the way we consider and heal diseases.
When the mitochondrion, the energy-producing compartment of the cell, no longer can digest glucose in order to transform it into energy, it doesn’t burn. Instead the glucose ferments and accumulates in the cell. The latter starts to grow and then splits and finally invades the body tissues. Running allows us to burn calories in order to create energy and prevent fattening. It is the same process with the cell. With diabetes, the cell can’t absorb sugar because it lacks insulin. On the contrary, cancer is gorged with sugar and the abnormal cell feeds on it in order to survive. A cancerous tissue absorbs ten times more sugar than a healthy one.
The metabolism track is not a new one. In 1931, Otto Warburg, a German biochemist, Nobel Price in Medicine, was the first to point in this direction. Thousands of international publications refer to it and several teams are currently working on it.
Dr. Laurent Schwartz has dedicated his life to studying cancer and taking care of sick patients in France and in the US. In a clear and direct way, this fundamental book encourages the reader to think about the impacts of this major revolution in living our lives. These new perspectives are a radical change, a new way of understanding the living and diseases.
”I’ve spent 30 years working on one subject: cancer. The hardest was to accept the fact that my teachers and professors, in France or at Harvard, didn’t have the necessary knowledge. In spite of all the fuss and racket, one thing is true: the Emperor has no clothes. Too few scientists and doctors in medicine dare to venture off the beaten path, to think outside the prevailing current of thought. However, we desperately need new therapeutic protocols now.” – Laurent Schwartz
Laurent Schwartz is an oncologist at the Paris public hospital system (Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris). He studied at Strasbourg University and at Harvard. He taught for a long time at the Polytechnique School where he created a multidisciplinary group to study cancer and research nontoxic treatments.