Episode 968 – Miriam Kalamian EdM, MS, CNS (@DietaryTherapy) joins Vinnie to talk about her family’s cancer story, her book Keto for Cancer and how the medical industry’s misguided approach to metabolic disorder treatment has compelled her to passionately spread information about ketogenic diet therapy.
This week on How on Earth, Beth finishes the interview with Miriam Kalamian, author of Keto for Cancer. This encyclopedic volume lays out the groundwork for using a ketogenic diet to treat cancer. But, as the author points out, the diet, which starves cancer cells, should be used in conjunction with other therapies.
Beyond Your Wildest Genes Podcast - Keto for Cancer: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy with Miriam Kalamian
Miriam Kalamian is a board-certified nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. Miriam draws on a decade of experience to provide comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many diet and lifestyle challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis. Her work also includesintegrating nutritional strategies with metabolic therapies and lifestyle modifications to develop personalized treatments that address a broad spectrum of conditions that are currently considered intractable, such as age-related, neurodegenerative, and bariatric diseases. Miriam lives in Montana. Her new book is Keto for Cancer: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy (Chelsea Green Publishing, October 2017).
In this episode, discover how Miriam offers hope to cancer patients with the Ketogenic diet, and learn the potential Keto diet offers to bring quality of life to cancer patients and their families. Also, learn about the challenges of the conventional cancer community and why they resist Keto and other nutritional therapies.
Miriam discusses the genetic and metabolic aspects of cancer. Plenty of evidence suggests there is a metabolic component to consider beyond genetic causes. Miriam recommends we look at the underlying cause, which is something that has gone wrong at the cellular level. Often this is an accumulation factor, which is why cancer is often seen in older people. Unhealthy eating also promotes inflammation, which creates a perfect environment for cancer and other diseases to progress.
You can’t hide from cancer. It touches every one of us in one way or another. While the march goes on to find a cure, over 4600 people a day - in the US alone- are handed a cancer diagnosis. What if you or a loved one become a statistic? And what if you learned that there was something you could do- right now- to take back some control? Enter the ketogenic diet. The concept of food as medicine is nothing new. What’s different now is that cancer research has given us a deeper appreciation of the changes that drive cancer at the cellular level. This information gives each of us the opportunity to shape indifference to diet into a new paradigm for cancer treatment that extends beyond clinic walls.
Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. Her new book Keto for Cancer is a manual for anyone interested in implementing the ketogenic diet, and is described by Thomas Seyfried as 'an essential resource for any cancer patient, caregiver or oncologist'.