Miriam Kalamian,

Dietary Therapies LLC

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to educate the curious reader.

ALL therapies should be monitored by

health care professionals.

The War on Cancer can be fought on many fronts. However, chances are good that if you are visiting this site, you do not have the luxury of waiting for “practice” to catch up with the science supporting the use of a ketogenic diet.

The ketogenic diet is not intended as a stand-alone treatment for cancer. Instead, dietary therapy should be integrated into your overall approach to cancer.

There is a tremendous need to develop safe, effective, and affordable adjunct therapies with the goal of improving both quality and quantity of life. Research is inching forward despite the lack of funding available for large-scale trials of non-drug therapies.

Recently, researchers Dr. Dominic D’Agostino (University of South Florida), Dr. Thomas Seyfried (Boston College), and colleagues published a paper describing one potential treatment for metastatic cancer: hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT). HBOT as a stand-alone therapy has no independent effect on cancer, but HBOT combined with a ketogenic diet did significantly improve survival outcomes in the study group that received this combination. Read the study: The Ketogenic Diet and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Prolong Survival in Mice with Systemic Metastatic Cancer

Over the past several years, researchers in Canada have studied a possible role for dichloroacetate (DCA) in the management of glioblastoma multiforme:

Dichloroacetate (DCA) as a potential metabolic-targeting therapy for cancer

Can the ketogenic diet enhance conventional cancer treatment? That’s what this study suggests:  The ketogenic diet reverses gene expression patterns and reduces reactive oxygen species levels when used as an adjuvant therapy for glioma

Even something as simple as baking soda may prove to have a role in slowing metastatic spread of some cancers:

Bicarbonate increases tumor pH and inhibits tumor metastases

Intravenous (but not oral) Vitamin C has made is through some Clinical Trials. There is also some discussion of the pre-clinical data. Dr. Jeanne Drisko, a researcher at the University of Kansas, discussed her finding during this radio interview.

Antiviral therapies for brain tumors appear promising. Start here:

Dr. Charles Cobb's blog:http://www.braincancer.org/blog/2014/03/31/valcyte-and-cytomegalovirus-cmv-in-the-treatment-of-glioblastoma/

Letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1302145

Brain Tumor advocacy group "Valcyte" inquiry:

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