J11 wrote:I am getting excited about trying out the below treatment plan from the brain cancer patient.
Why wait for cancer to learn the drill?
I suppose if you do the drill every once and a while you could pretty much turn the wait into Waiting for Godot.
I was worried that the ketogenic diet would be overly complex.
Have to read a library of books to figure it out.
The below description shows how easy it can be.
A Moroccan friend, whose family are poor Berber peasants, has a family member with cancer. He asked what I would suggest. I suggested a water fast for 14 days. This is very simple for a poor person.
If you listen to the Seyfried interviews, his standard is a glucose/ketone ratio <=1 (with mmol/L units). To put this in perspective, this means if you have a glucose level of 70 mg/dL - that is 70/18.2= 3.8 mmol/L. So serum ketones would need to be 3.8 mmol/L or greater. Even for those of us who are ketotic, this is a stiff standard. For example, I'm usually at 70 mg/dL or thereabouts at the end of my 22 hour daily fast. However, my ketones are usually 0.8-1.5 mmol/L. So my glucose ketone ratio would be 2.5-4. When I fasted for 47 hours, my glucose dropped to around 57 and my ketones went to 5.6. So the ratio is 0.6, well within Seyfried's target. However, I've been keto-adapted since Oct 2009.
Seyfried talks about water fasting for 7 days or so to get into this range. I'm assuming this is for someone starting with a high carb diet.
If I wanted to employ Seyfried's protocol and I was not keto adapted, I'd start with that. You might want to watch Jeff Volek's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8BY4fyLvZc
Volek and Phinney have been researching this for a very long time. Their books are a great reference. http://www.artandscienceoflowcarb.com/
Getting into ketosis is simple. The question is how to do it most comfortably. You can just water fast and put up with the discomfort for a few days and after that you'll be fine. To be more comfortable and mitigate "keto-flu" you should consume sufficient sodium salt (5g/day, according to Volek & Phinney), additionally potassium & magnesium. Then you can optionally add MCT's through coconut oil, MCT oil or C8 (caprylic acid), which will cause your liver to make ketones even if you are not keto adapted. If you want to water fast, you might consider adding 25g/day of protein to offset any protein loss (a protein powder or even sardines).
If you don't want to test by pricking your finger, you can just water fast for 7 days and you'd likely be good. Maybe do this a couple of times a year as Seyfried suggests for prevention.
Toronto doc, Jason Fung, has a whole series on fasting, which he uses to treat diabetes & metabolic issues in his patients. His series starts here: https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/ ... ry-part-i/