“No disease that can be treated by diet should be treated with any other means.”
– Maimonides, Philosopher and Physician,
path-breaking scientist, 12 century
One of the strong therapeutic tools in my work with cancer is Restricted Ketogenic Diet (RKD).
Restricted means that it uses two complementary protocols Intermittent Fasting (IF) with Caloric Restriction (CR).
My clients get daily supervision that makes transition to the new eating habits much easier.
This page shows some of the existing scientific research and pilot trials for use of ketogenic diet for advanced cancer management.
Role of glucose and ketone bodies in the metabolic control of experimental brain cancer – The results of this study suggest that experimental brain cancer is manageable through principles of metabolic control where plasma glucose levels are reduced and ketone body levels are elevated. Dietary energy restriction reduces tumour growth through effects on angiogenesis, apoptosis, and inflammation. Moreover, this dietary therapy may be effective for brain cancer management in humans and can be designed according to established standards
Fructose Induces Transketolase Flux to Promote Pancreatic Cancer Growth – Carbohydrate metabolism via glycolysis and the tricarboxylic acid cycle is pivotal for cancer growth, and increased refined carbohydrate consumption adversely affects cancer survival. These findings show that cancer cells can readily metabolize fructose to increase proliferation. They have major significance for cancer patients given dietary refined fructose consumption, and indicate that efforts to reduce refined fructose intake or inhibit fructose-mediated actions may disrupt cancer growth.
Long-term effects of a ketogenic diet in obese patients – The present study shows the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet. It significantly reduced the body weight and body mass index of the patients. Furthermore, it decreased the level of triglycerides, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose, and increased the level of HDL cholesterol. Administering a ketogenic diet for a relatively longer period of time did not produce any significant side effects in the patients. Therefore, the present study confirms that it is safe to use a ketogenic diet for a longer period of time than previously demonstrated.
Low Carb Dieting Myths – The myths about low carb dieting and specifically ketogenic diets abound in the western collective consciousness. These are 12 of the most pervasive myths, with explanations as to why they are incorrect and simply don’t make sense, scientifically.