Category LCHF

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Adventures in Radiation and Chemo Therapy

Ever wondered what happens in the radio therapy room? Are you looking at radiation and chemotherapy for a brain tumour? Here’s a terrific video taken by my husband of me getting set up for a treatment, featuring a couple of the terrific radiation technicians I see every day. Excellent people, doing excellent difficult work, making […]

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Practical 12-Gram Keto Meal Plans for Cancer: A Book Review

Over the two years I’ve spent on a ketogenic diet in an effort to prevent progression in a grade two brain tumour, the top thing that has frustrated me is finding information and recipes specific to cancer management. We are fortunate that there is a great deal of information available focused on the ketogenic diet, […]

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It really is in your blood: Glucose to Ketone Ratios

I wrote awhile back about how I felt that I might be going a little mad obsessing over my blood numbers and measuring my blood glucose and ketone levels. This is one of the greatest differences, in my opinion, between people that follow a ketogenic or low carb lifestyle for overall health reasons or weight […]

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Ketogenic Diet and Cancer – Coconut Oil or Snake Oil?

I was very pleased recently to receive an invitation from Martina Slajerova, author and developer of one of my favourite resources, the KetoDietApp.com, to write a guest post for her blog. This is a cross-post, a reproduction of the post I wrote for her blog. You can see the post on Martina’s blog here.   […]

Starving Cancer: Interview with Dr. D and G/K Ratio Madness

Yesterday I was pleased to hang my “IN WEBINAR” sign on my office door, and tune into a live interview with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino hosted by UK fitness site Smash the Fat. If you’ve done much reading at all on using the ketogenic diet (KD) to treat or prevent various diseases, you’ll have undoubtedly come across […]

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Fight Cancer with a Ketogenic Diet: Book Review

I have been on a bit of a “blog-iday”, taking a break from all things cancer while I focus on other pursuits and await the results of my early April MRI. I am pleased to be able to report that I received a “stable” result, which means no change in the tumour. That’s two full […]

My Ketogenic Life: Year One

On February 24, 2013, I weighed in for the beginning of a little experiment. About four months after learning I have a grade two brain tumour, I’d finally marshalled my mental resources and done some reading. I also made use of the expertise of a few valued coworkers and friends who are cancer and metabolic […]