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Ketogenic diet and cancer

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This is a fairly new book that is recommend by one of the researchers who studies ketogenic diets and cancer. It should be a good resource for anyone who is dealing with cancer and is not sure whether their treatment is working.

www.amazon.com/The-Cantin-Ketogenic-
Diet-Diabetes/dp/1477567593


I found this book after researching the issue that had made the news over here:


livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/high-fat
-low-carb-ketogenic-diet-for-cancer-fe
atured-on-the-700-club/16920


For those who don't usually read my blog I want to add that I have been on a ketogenic diet for about 9 months and it has helped me with many health issues and with weight loss. I just had not been aware of the potential benefits for treating cancer.
I am not saying that this is going to cure all cancer but I do think there are enough cases that have shown significant improvement or cures that it is worth investigating more.

  
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HOUNDLOVER1 3/19/2013 5:35PM

    JOHNMAHONEY, the way your account is set up I can't send you a spark mail so hope you get this.
There are many useful resources but my favorite two at the moment are this book:

http://www.amazon.com/
Art-Science-Low-Carbohydrate-Li
ving/dp/0983490708
and this blog:
http://eatingacademy.com/<
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You might also want to join the low-carb team on Spark for encouragement. We have many recipes there and many people who have been doing low-carb eating for quite a while, some who have commented here. emoticon
Hang in there and don't walk this path alone. emoticon

Birgit


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JOHNMAHONEY 3/19/2013 1:56PM

  Where can I find specific informaiton for a Ketogenic diet? Meal plans, snacks etc.
I am working through stage 4 cancer and want to quit feeding the cancer.


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NEW-CAZ 12/19/2012 2:58AM

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-LINDA_S 12/18/2012 5:35PM

    I wasn't aware of your cancer history, either. Glad you're here to keep us informed of important stuff!

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UNIQDRGNFLY 12/18/2012 5:24PM

    Thank you for posting this. This is one of the main reasons I gave up sugar, can't remember where I read that cancer cells love sugar. emoticon

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KELTIC-CARA 12/18/2012 1:37PM

    I will have to look further into Ketogenic. Thanks for keeping up informed

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/18/2012 11:46AM

    Thanks for the comments. I'm glad that there are so many people open towards diet as the solution to serious health problems. Given the health care crisis in the US and so many countries nutrition may be our only option and it may turn out to be our best option as well. That is if we can keep big chemical companies like Monsanto and many others out of our food supplies.
Thankfully I have not had any recurrence of cancer since 1994. But it is important to know that technically anyone has cancer (defective) cells in their body at all times. The question is if the immune system knows that to do with them. Many things are not known about how this works yet, but most certainly correct hormone signaling plays a huge role and diet affects hormones, starting with insulin and leptin.
After having had cancer, the first time when I was 19 and developed Hodgins (lymphatic cancer), I started to look at ALL life style issues that may affect my health. Now, 30 years later, I think some very big pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. When I was first treated with chemo and radiation 30 years ago this is what caused a melanoma and breast cancer many years later. There have to be better options.

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WOUBBIE 12/18/2012 11:28AM

    Knowledge of the many unexpected benefits and results of a ketogenic diet is finally beginning to seep into the cultural concsiousness.

In the long ago this way of eating was known as the ONLY treatment for type 1 diabetes, as well as epilepsy.

Now the proof of its rightness is starting to be documented: nearly all the diseases of civilization are attributable to too much carbohydrate in the diet. Take most of the carbs away and healing can begin, almost immediately.

It's thrilling to think that in the next 10 years the root cause of so many miserable ailments may finally be made obvious to everyone. Science seems to have reached the tipping point - poised on the brink of proof, and ready to overturn 10,000 years of misery.

Radiant good health vs. pie? Some people will still choose the pie. Sad but true. Some people still smoke, don't they? Are you picturing a Surgeon General's warning on loaves of white bread?

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LILY_SPARK 12/18/2012 10:27AM

    I somehow missed that you were fighting cancer. I'm happy to see you're taking power from knowledge and fighting!

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RUSSELL_40 12/18/2012 7:36AM

    You know my thoughts on this. I am now 32 months off diabetes meds, 2 months off my cholesterol meds, and 9 months with no gout attacks, and a low Uric acid level. I owe this to low carb, and being in ketosis.

Cancer needs sugar to grow, and it seems only logical that a low sugar diet would at the very least prevent cancer from forming. I had a malignant growth removed from near my right eye, and started low carb in 2009. I have had no recurrence of any cancer either. i am not going to restate the benefits to my heart, but they are many.

I think our current diet is the cause of all of the new diseases we are seeing. Besides carbs, and starch, we are eating chemicals. A ketogenic diet doesn't contain these because it is fresh whole foods, which do not need all those preservatives. That along with keeping the sugar in your body low can be cancer fighting.

The claim that it cured a tumor is amazing. People may not believe that these things can happen, but for the person who is cured, they don't really care who believes, they are just happy to still be alive.

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AZTLAN777 12/18/2012 2:46AM

    emoticon emoticon Thank you!

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First long run Maffetone style

Sunday, December 16, 2012

I followed the rules for a MAF test even though it was killing me to run that slow: Run for 3 miles and keep my pulse under 180-age (within 5 beats of it).
I ran 3 miles at an average heart rate of 134.
It took me 45 min. 45 seconds
Mile 1: 4 mph
Mile 2: 3.9 mph
Mile 3: 3.8 mph
average pace 3.93 mph, slower than I could have walked
I sure hope this is going to improve soon, LOL.
I know it will be worth it to be patient.
For those not familiar with the Maffetone method, you do all the training in the aerobic zone for at least several months. Sprints are rare, speed work of any kind is not done much.
I like this method because the stress on the body is much lower, especially when combined with a paleo or low-carb type diet and minimalist shoes or barefoot.

Only 11 weeks to go until the half-marathon. This time running well is not the goal but only the path to a greater goal, only the measuring stick for how my overall health is doing: glucose levels, resting pulse, muscle mass, body fat percentage, energy level, sleep, all those things that make me healthy and allow me to do the things I enjoy.

  
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GOPINTOS 12/17/2012 8:41PM

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Thanks for sharing!

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Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
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JSTETSER 12/17/2012 11:29AM

    It looks like an intense program.
I'll look into it myself!

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ALLISON145 12/17/2012 10:44AM

    That would be tough for me... My heart rate goes pretty high on the elliptical which makes me think twice about using it as my primal 'move slowly' exercise... It's my only slow indoor alternative so I'm not sure what else to do! Guess I just need to keep at it until it's easier? Hmm.. Running slow is harder than walking fast, so I feel for you!

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A very important discovery in the field of nutrition

Saturday, December 15, 2012

I am talking about leptin. One of the leading experts about leptin is Dr. Ron Rosedale.
He explains in this podcast from the Jimmy Moore show

- why high protein diets are a very bad idea
- why leptin is even more important than insulin
- why almost everyone should be on a low-carb diet, not just people with insulin resistance
- why a low-carb diet will reduce the chance of getting cancer and many other diseases
- the correlation between carbohydrate intake over a lifetime and life expectancy/quality of life
- how to to control leptin levels (primarily carb-level intake, very different from Dr. Kruse' teachings)
- how much protein to eat for different life styles/activity levels
- how to space out protein and carb intake over the course of a day
- why doctors don't routinely check leptin levels

I just listened to this podcast for the second time and found that even those parts that I thought at first were irrelevant to my situation indeed are not. This goes way beyond understanding the role of insulin in our body and is a must-listen for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy life.

www.askthelowcarbexperts.com/2012/01
/2-all-things-leptin-leptin-101-dr-ron
-rosedale/

  
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UNIQDRGNFLY 1/1/2013 7:33PM

    Thank you for sharing. Don't remember if I had ever heard about this or not, but I am interested in reading his book. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 12/17/2012 8:58PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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SLENDERMAMA1 12/16/2012 9:56PM

    Thanks for putting this out there.

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ERIN1957 12/16/2012 9:54AM

    He is the reason I left the K plan and started heading in a completely different journey about 6 months ago. I read his book and have seen this podcast, and it made huge sense to me. People also forget there are many sources of protein and they need to look at all their sources.
I love creating a plan that works for me. Others can benefit so much from looking and learning how they can too make a plan that can and will work for them as well, just keep evolving through learning.
Thank you!

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KELTIC-CARA 12/16/2012 1:32AM

    I heard about Dr Rosedale sometime back and bought his book, very, very interesting in what he says, it all makes sense.

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HI-NRG 12/15/2012 10:46PM

    Sometimes it is so overwhelming that there is such an abundance of information out there. However, I still like to read up on a lot of different topics.
Thanks for the link.


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-LINDA_S 12/15/2012 8:23PM

    Thanks! I'll check it out.

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Monsanto is trying to evade legal oversight again - quick action required

Friday, December 14, 2012

action.fooddemocracynow.org/sign/sto
p_the_monsanto_protection_act_today/?a
kid=690.278959.E7qGk1&rd=1&t=5


For those who are not familiar with this organization here is a little description:
www.fooddemocracynow.org/about/

  
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-LINDA_S 12/15/2012 8:27PM

    No question that Monsanto is evil! And sometimes skeptics can use some firing up to get the truth out there.

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OOLALA53 12/15/2012 11:01AM

    Maybe so, Bill. I wish people were more reasoned in their decision-making, but they aren't. Their focus is normally very personal, not thinking about the big picture.They respond to these tactics. Witness the infomercials and diet books. However, I believe the actual reasons to oppose Monsanto are very convincing, but most people aren't willing to go through the process of learning the facts. Yet our food supply is at stake. Given that Monsanto is a seed company that is trying to control the seed supply of some integral crops, I don't think that is an exaggeration.

I used to be very concerned about so many injustices in the world but it wore me down. Now I keep my focus to two issues: basic amounts of safe food and clean water for all. I signed the petition even before I saw the notice here on Spark. emoticon

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WOUBBIE 12/14/2012 11:07PM

    Thanks, Historyrunner and Houndlover, for the link and information. Signed.

My mama taught me that some people will do anything for a buck. Corporations may not be people, but the rule still holds. Monsanto and its ilk could care less what the consequences of their actions are.

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HISTORYRUNNER 12/14/2012 6:50PM

    I respectfully disagree with "Brewmaster Bill" (although I might like his beers!). In fact, more urgency and a good healthy dose of passion, married to a broad publicizing of the facts of the "Monsanto Protection Act," are exactly what is needed at this juncture. Let me point out what the Farm Bill would do: it would outlaw - not just limit, but outlaw - review of environmental or human impacts of GM crops; require - not encourage, but require - the Secretary of Agriculture to grant immediate approval or deregulation of a GM crop, regardless of its proven safety or lack thereof; and severely limit the USDA's review process.

Here is a link with some more detailed information about the bill.: http://www.naturalnews.com/036477_M
onsanto_immunity_GM_crops.html<
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That this is buried in the depths of a sleep-inducing, massive Farm Bill is a stealth tactic which the ag industry (affectionately known as "Big Agra") counts on to slip this one past the American public. I'm sure that a little research would show this is one of the oldest tricks in the playbook. Those who have seen "Food, Inc." should not be surprised by the underhanded tactics of Monsanto & Friends. Anger, outcry, emotion, and hard, reasoned argument all need to be marshaled to fight back. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/14/2012 5:38PM

    I've found these guys to have been pretty reliable. emoticon emoticon

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BREWMASTERBILL 12/14/2012 4:36PM

    This sort of website fuels the fire of a skeptic. No facts, lots of emotion, urgency.

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12/13/12

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Weight this morning was 132 lbs.
I did strength training for about 45 minutes, some core, some leg muscles, a little upper body. I got confirmation from an experienced swim coach that it is fairly normal for shoulders to get sore after swimming a lot of freestyle at first because of the uneven use of muscles around the shoulder joint, so starting tomorrow I'll get serious about doing shoulder strengthening exercises to balance this out.
I also bought a new heart-rate monitor, the same as before, a Polar FT4, which is reasonably priced and has all the basic features I need.
I will start using it tomorrow for my 3 mile training run.
I also invested in a balance trainer which should provide a little extra challenge for my workouts at home. I don't like it quite as well as the Bosu balls but it is a fraction of the price. Here is a picture:

www.ballsnbands.com/balance_trainer_
disc.html


It helps to work core muscles.

  
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ERIN1957 12/14/2012 12:57PM

    Wow you are doing so well! Great job !!

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LEANJEAN6 12/14/2012 6:46AM

    Great workouts-Lynda emoticon

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JSTETSER 12/14/2012 6:30AM

    I like the idea of the Bosu balls-let me know how you like them. I might buy one.

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