Comment: New Section: Ketogenic Diet & its role in Cancer Treatment

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New Section: Ketogenic Diet & its role in Cancer Treatment

(Thanks to js290 for the suggestion.)

(I've place a link for this section in both the "Alternative Cancer Therapies" and "Fundamental nutritional support" categories.)

(I'm still learning about this diet, so I'll modify or add precautions or important considerations to the notes as I learn more.)
Note I: This diet affects the absorption of medication into the cells so patients should work with a doctor familiar with the diet to determine the proper dosage levels.
Note II: "You should check with your physician if you have any concerns about starting a ketogenic diet plan with pre-existing health conditions, especially if those conditions involve kidney or heart problems." (Source)
Note III: While the ketogenic diet has been used for decades to treat epilepsy patients, it's use in the area of cancer is relatively new.
Note IV: The ketogenic diet will likely be most effective when used as an adjunct to other cancer therapies. - Official website of Ellen Davis (Friend of Dr. D’Agostino) - Dr. D’Agostino’s official website. Click on "Therapy Resources". Contains a list of doctors and Ketogenic Diet consultants, among other resources. I'm unclear which doctors combine the diet with conventional versus alternative treatments. - Official website of Miriam Kalamian, EdM, MS, CNS (Ketogenic Diet consulting services for cancer patients.)



  • "Cancer as a metabolic disease - Article by Thomas N. Seyfried, Laura M. Shelton (2010)(22 page pdf)
  • Also, refer to the Mercola articles linked along with the interviews below.

Dr. Mercola Interviews Professor Thomas Seyfried about the Ketogenic Diet
"Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Thomas Seyfried, and how to control cancer using metabolic therapy and a ketogenic diet."
"The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet and Its Role in Cancer Treatment" - Mercola article summarizing interview
Full Interview

Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Dominic D'Agostino
"Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Dominic D'Agostino, about how ketogenic diet can be an excellent approach to cancer treatment."
"Ketogenic Diet in Combination with Calorie Restriction and Hyperbaric Treatment Offer New Hope in Quest for Non-Toxic Cancer Treatment" - Mercola article summarizing interview
Full Interview

Jimmy Moore Interviews Miriam Kalamian - (The LLVLC Show, Episode 738)
"Miriam Kalamian Offers Hope With The Ketogenic Diet For Cancer" - Article summarizing interview. Includes alternative formats.
"Miriam Kalamian is a credentialed nutrition professional who found out the tragic news that her 4-year old son Raffi had a brain tumor the size of an orange in December 2004. After failing to see any improvement in Raffi’s condition with all the conventional cancer treatment methods, Miriam stumbled across the ketogenic diet through the work of Boston College cancer researcher Dr. Seyfried and his book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer ... When she saw how children with epilepsy are able to implement this diet into their lives therapeutically, Miriam proceeded to put Raffi on the ketogenic nutritional approach ... The results Miriam saw were unbelievable and convinced her there’s a lot more to the ketogenic approach than most doctors, oncologists and cancer researchers even realize."
Full Interview - MP3 File