Research suggests that a Restricted Ketogenic Diet (RKD) exploits tumor tissue’s extreme reliance on glucose while simultaneously providing ketones as an alternative energy source for normal tissue. As such, the RKD offers a dietary option for a kinder, gentler approach to the metabolic management of cancer.
We have extensive experience in implementing the dietary protocol for the RKD since 2007 outlined in this peer-reviewed and published paper. We offer you and your family the guidance and support you will need to translate research into action.
Traditionally, the “gold standard of care” for Cancer (surgery, radiation, chemo) is initiated by a medical team as soon as a tumor is detected. The perceived sense of urgency serves to limit input from the patient & family but this accelerated response does little to halt the relentless progression of the disease. Sadly, aggressive treatment also degrades quality of life. You will need to educate your medical team about the RKD option. To that end, we suggest that you present them with a copy of the protocol along with this article and this case study of a patient diagnosed with GBM. If the patient is a child, include this paper detailing the use of the ketogenic diet with two pediatric patients.
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