Share Cancer vs KETO | New Research Shows that Cancer Cells need Glucose (Carbs) By Mark B. / July 20, 2018 Dr. Berg interviews Professor Seyfried on starving cancer. He talks about the difference between normal cells and cancer cells. He also discusses the origin of cancer, which is essential to understanding the disease. Many current therapies are targeting the mutated genetic stage of cancer, which is late on the chain. By understanding the nature of cancer, exciting new strategies can be created to starve cancer. Cancer lives on glucose and glutamine. The ketogenic diet, intermittent fasting and DON (chemical that can block glutamine) has shown promising results.