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Treatment Of Rectal Cancer With The Paleolithic Ketogenic Diet: A 24-months Follow-up

Abstract Background: Ketogenic diets have repeatedly been suggested for the treatment of cancer. Yet, only a few case studies have been published that reported long term benefits associated with such diets. Case report: Here we present a case where rectal cancer was treated with an animal fat-meat based diet, which we refer to as the paleolithic ketogenic diet. Upon diet initiation, the patient discontinued three medicines he had been taking because of hypertension and hyperuricemia. The patient initially received 6 weeks of radiation therapy. Thereafter the patient used the diet as a stand-alone therapy for 22.5 months. The patient was not taking any medicines or dietary supplements while on the diet. During the first five month of the diet therapy the patient exhibited excellent adherence which was paralleled by improving laboratory parameters including decreasing tumor marker levels and decreasing tumor size. The patient was in a constant ketosis during the entire follow-up. From the seventh month on, however, his adherence level was fluctuating with periods of worse adherence paralleled with negative changes in laboratory parameters. Although MRI imaging showed that there was n Continue reading >>

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  1. asosanko

    How do you speed up the process of ketosis? My test strips keep reading negative.. Thank you! (im new here >.<)

  2. WendyK1974

    If you stick to the plan it shouldn't take more than 2 weeks, but will probably take less. People vary though. Some people take a couple of days, some take about a week. Some take longer.

  3. Lylotte

    Eat really clean, counting every single possible source of carbs.

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