Current Posts – 07 March 2017

One-time chemotherapy nurse Patricia Peat has been advising cancer patients on putting together non-drug packages to help with their conventional therapy for nearly 20 years. She has a deep knowledge of the various options but when she first heard about the ketogenic diet she was fairly sceptical. That changed dramatically following a recent visit to a clinic in Istanbul. She describes what they do and why it’s so promising.

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The low carb ketogenic diet is remarkable. In a few years it has become an alternative way of treating diabetes and it looks like becoming a valuable addition to the limited arsenal available to tackle cancer. This week we run part two of a post about why recent attempts to vilify it are wrong and how it can not only do genetic engineering but make chemotherapy safer and more effective. (Read more…)

Oncologists don’t do diet. For decades they have stoutly maintained you can eat what you like, just get the calories in. It’s a doctrine that’s been looking increasingly unsustainable with the advent of the very low carb ketogenic diet. It has a very plausible mechanism and growing evidence of benefit. Recently the Guardian dismissed it as a myth in an article that was itself riddled with myths. (Read more…)

The method we currently use to tell if a treatment is safe and effective (Evidence Based Medicine) is a disaster. It gives a very easy ride to drugs and rigs the rules so however potentially safe and effective a diet or lifestyle treatment, it will fail to take the required test. This is Fake Evidence Based Medicine and it is need of a serious overhaul. First step would be to start listening to patients. (Read more…)



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