“But you now hold in your hands a playbook that lays out the moves and strategies that will help you through the challenges ahead. As you’ll soon see, ketogenic metabolic therapy is one of the most powerful strategies you can launch in your quest to manage your cancer. (Note that I say ‘manage,’ not ‘cure’: Most cancers—even those with decent survival rates—reemerge at some point in the future driven by a small population of cells that evade treatment and capitalize on mutations that allow them to survive, thrive, and spread. Or you may find yourself with an entirely new but closely related cancer, often a side effect of treatments such as chemo and radiation that damage normal cells along with diseases ones. That’s why you need a game plan that works for a lifetime!) Finding the ketogenic diet is the easy part. Acquiring the tools and knowledge to implement these changes, and others, requires commitment and effort. This book is a good first step. …
Impassioned researchers and clinicians have begun the process of running the ketogenic diet through the gauntlet of clinical trials that are needed to eventually move this therapy into evidence-based practice in cancer. Why, then, am I not content with waiting patiently for this to unfold?
Because people with cancer don’t have the luxury of time!”
~ Miriam Kalamian from Keto for Cancer
This is the fifth Note I’ve created specifically on cancer after my brother’s diagnosis.
We started with Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber then covered Tripping over the Truth by Travis Christofferson then The Metabolic Approach to Cancer by Nasha Winters then Cancer as a Metabolic Disease by Thomas Seyfried.
Find the Notes plus Conquering Cancer 101 and Conquering Cancer 102 at Optimize.me/cancer.
Miriam Kalamian is one of the leading nutrition consultants focused on cancer. She helps people approach cancer with a therapeutic ketogenic diet. In fact, she’s my brother’s day-to-day nutritional consultant. She has been AMAZING. (And, given the fact that food is, ultimately, our most powerful medicine, in many ways I consider her our brother’s primary care physician. :)
People have asked what nutritional approach we’re following. THIS is it.
Thomas Seyfried (the leading research scientist advocating for the theory that cancer is primarily a metabolic disease—with genetic mutations as a downstream effect rather than primary cause) wrote the foreword to the book. He puts it this way: “A masterpiece. … This book comes at a critical time in our quest to manage cancer. … An essential resource for any cancer patient, caregiver, or oncologist.”
The book is PACKED with wisdom on, as the sub-title suggests “Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy.”
It’s a great complement to Nasha Winters’ Metabolic Approach to Cancer. (Get a copy here.)
I’m excited to share some of my favorite Ideas as we unpack how to most powerfully approach an integrative therapeutic approach to cancer so let’s jump straight in!