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  1. Thanks for the info Todd, I am quite concerned that I'm not really healthy enough for surgery, it is worrying that the treatment may be more dangerous than the cancer for me. I have been ill for a few years now am concerned about it all.
  2. Thanks for that Clinton, it is really interesting 😊
  3. Thanks for the advice Dean, I will try and contact the nutritionist advisor associated with the hospital and I am definitely going to eat more now. You must still be devastated about your son Dean, and it's a big coincidence it was glioblastoma. All the best 👍
  4. Not another vegan!!! Do you actually believe that your point of view is unbiased?
  5. I'm really sorry to hear about your son, it makes me even more worried to go in for surgery. I'm having MRI and ultrasound Thursday and may find out it's spread to the neck or wherever. I really don't want surgery. When I went for the biopsy, afterwards my tongue swelled really badly and has become worse. I've now found out that having a biopsy can make the cancer worse by disturbing it and can cause it to spread. I was 120lb when I had the biopsy, when I found out I had cancer I went on the low calorie ketogenic diet and most of my weight loss has been stomach and bowel foods, but I am concerned that I don't want to lose too much weight. Do you think I should raise my protein to maybe 50g a day and up my calories to 1000 or 1100 a day? The people who have had the most success and have treated many cases of patients who have very bad illnesses are the with the Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet, they have struggled massively to get their work published. Here is a tweet which has a link all about a case they were trying to get published but kept being rejected.
  6. I think this conversation has come to end with you Dean, as soon as I read your latest reply I understood at once that you must be a vegan, and when I did a search I found I was correct. All the trials you have pointed to were made with ketogenic diets that also used plant foods in them, these plant based ketogenic diets will help but are far inferior compared to animal based low calorie ketogenic diets. If you had listened to Andrew Scarborough's video, he mentions that when he was on a low calorie ketogenic diet that included plant based foods and oils, he was not doing that well, when he gave them up and went completely animal based he recovered. Try and find the trials that are showing how successful the animal based low carb ketogenic diets have been, you will struggle to find any. guess what? There are many out there, but the scientists who are doing these studies can not get their results published. In the name of science it should be all about truth, not beliefs and convictions, why would people not want to show that ketogenic diets made with grass fed organic animal products are superior? Your post to me seemed angry, as if you were annoyed. I thought at once that you must be a vegan, and the fact I had mentioned animal based ketogenic were better, somehow turned off any rational thinking. Tell me dean, how would you feel if you found out that for treating cancer, diabetes, a whole host of autoimmune diseases, heart disease, epilepsy plus lots more, that animal based ketogenic is much better and much healthier? Would you ever be able to accept this being a vegan? I now also understand why you think that 40g of protein is too low, because with vegetable based protein you need twice as much, which is also the case with all plant nutrients compared to animal nutrients. At the moment I am going by how I feel eating low carb and if I need to increase the calories I will. My blood work is excellent, I have absolutely no nutritional deficiencies. Like I say, with my 850 calories a day of high quality extremely nutrient dense animal based ketogenic diet, you would need to eat at least double the calories on a vegan diet to achieve this because plant based nutrients are not as highly digestible (as you must know). There is no point trying to discuss with you any further as no doubt it would only be another condescending aggressive post from you so please don't respond, I didn't expect a calorie restriction site to be like a vegan site.
  7. Some cancers can actually thrive on anything, fats, amino acids, not all brain cancer patients do well either,there are the different types. Ketogenic diets that include plant based foods an oils seem to do worse also.
  8. There is some evidence is out there, the main thing I can see is to get the amount of food eaten a day low enough, and having enough high quality nutrients in the food, and enough protein to keep (become) super healthy, and to keep exercise and stress levels very low, and get good sleep. I've studied it quite a bit and one of the most interesting people I have found is Andrew Scarborough, he had a very nasty cancerous brain tumor, said to be one of the worst to have. he had surgery, chemo and radiation but it was still there and wasn't improving. Being a very scientific person, he did lots of research and saw that zero carb, high fat ketogenic diet was the best option for him. He quit the chemo and rad, then he reduced the amount of food he eat a day and went as low as 295g a day of food at one time (I've read). He has (still has) a diary of everything he's eaten, and how he reacted to the food: blood glucose levels, ketone levels. To cut a long story short he actually managed to cure himself which amazed his doctors who's had him written off, but also he had previously suffered a lot of seizures that had caused quite an amount of brain damage, the doctors were also amazed that all of his brain damage had also been cured. He has now been given a job at hospital specializing in ketogenic diets for cancer patients and he does cancer research. Here is an article from the New Scientist (need to register to read) "But if the ketogenic approach is promising, why has it been left to people like Scarborough to cobble together a diet without any real idea of whether it will work? Part of the problem is that there is no commercial incentive to pursue it: drug companies can’t afford to conduct trials that cost hundreds of millions of pounds to prove the efficacy of a treatment that anyone can get for themselves at the local supermarket. And there is no accepted way for showing efficacy of a treatment other than trials." Link: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2078558-ketogenic-diets-reputed-anticancer-credentials-put-to-test/ And here is a video:
  9. Thanks for the info Dean, it's a tricky one where they say the carbohydrates feed the cancer, so it is good to restrict this, but protein can also be turned into carbs, plus the amino acid glutamine in protein is also a cancer feeder, so they say to restrict protein too. I'm going to have an MRI scan and an ultrasound scan this Thursday to see if the cancer has spread at all. I've read about weight loss with cancer patients, and they say after surgery and during chemotherapy and radiation weight loss can become a big problem. Did your son have the chemo and radiation?
  10. Hi, I've gone on a calorie restriction diet because I've been diagnosed with a tongue cancer, I've been on a calorie restriction diet for 11 days today, and am at around 800 calories a day at the moment. I've read and heard that the lower the protein the better potential to halt cancer progressing. The only problem is that I am only 111lb weight 5ft 9" male and don't want to lose any more weight. I'm on a 2:1 fat to protein (in grams) zero carb ketogenic diet. It's said that 0.6g protein per kg is the least amount I could eat a day for my weight (that would be 30g), but some sources say that the protein amount is actually calculated for the average healthy weight you should be for your height, so that would mean 30g a day would be far too low? the charts give my lowest healthy weight at 128lb, so for 0.6g protein per kg this would be = 35g protein as the lowest I could go? Any thoughts?