Below are some articles, pages and talks that I have found interesting. Whilst there will be people who put unfounded stock in ‘maverick’ cures, this is not the intention of this page. I believe that the science and research that goes into medical approaches can be given the best chance of success if we get our bodies, immunities and resources in best condition. Some of the treatments we are going to have to undergo, having found ourselves in this situation, are pretty toxic. Even surgery involves a huge insult on our body, then when you add in radiotherapy and chemo therapy, our ‘good’ cells have to run for cover to avoid being hounded out along with the alien cells. Fortunately, alien cells have certain weaknesses that our good cells do not have, and cancer treatments exploit these differences. Anything extra you can do maximise that difference has to be helpful.
So keep fit, take plenty of rest, avoid evils of alcohol and other ‘bad’ drugs, and when you resolve to eat well, make sure you have a sound understanding of what IS good eating…. BEWARE the advertising industry!
I have also added some of my favourite recipes in my recipe page
(Click on the red print to open up the links)
helpful facebook page
And book that explains basic nutritional needs and science behind it and includes some great recipes to start you off.
Ted Talk: can we eat to starve cancer? Dr William Li talks about some new approaches to combat cancer and some natural foods that may help. This (simplified) is about attacking abnormal blood supplies of the tumour so that it will die.
Theoretical benefits of ‘starving’ Bob (so that he has less strength to resist standard treatments) This article discusses the basis for this theory. It is a high fat, very low carb diet that has been used successfully in resistant epilepsy in children for may years and is thought by some to have theoretical application in brain cancer. The explanations are good in the link (above)but more recent studies supersede the cautious conclusions made in this article). Below are some other sources of information.
A website I have found very helpful, with info and recipes the Charlie Foundation.
A Podcast by andrew scarbrough on how he had defeated his aggressive (“terminal”) brain tumour with strict ketogenic diet and other natural measures and controlled his epilepsy and managed to be withdrawn from all anticonvulsants .
Another article on Treating malignant glioma with ketogenic diet. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4274070/
Further recent study showing benefits https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160414114159.htm
Treatment of glioma patients with ketogenic diets: report of two cases treated with an IRB-approved energy-restricted ketogenic diet protocol and review of the literature:
The Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Malignant Glioma, an article published in The journal of Lipid research in 2014
These, above, are just a few of the sources of mounting evidence in favour of a Ketogenic diet for cancer, and brain tumour in particular.
links to a table of various supplements which have been suggested to be helpful in glioma.
A review of the different forms of this important cancer fighting, immune boosting supplement. Root turmeric is the natural form and incredibly beneficial when cooked in oil and added to curries and other dishes but if, like me, you can’t take if in this form every day, it’s important to choose the right product to gain the best benefits.
What to eat when you are on chemo and/or radiotherapy. (and how to
Heathy* colourful food will just get you body in tip top condition to help fight off your ‘invader’ and give your medical treatment head start. Ensuring that you have the right minerals, vitamins, enzymes and nutrients to support normal cells and as few ‘toxins’ as possible cannot be a bad thing. The catchphrase ‘Eat a Rainbow’ has become quite well known now but to understand the benefits of the colourful foods properly click the link above. *Eating a rainbow is not about pigging out on a bag of skittles!