Includes bibliographical references (pages 346-355) and index.
Introduction -- Cancer: genetics or metabolism? -- "Show me the evidence" -- "Show me the science" -- Is the ketogenic diet right for you? -- Understanding the origins of the ketogenic diet -- Diet does matter! -- Fasting for health -- Get started! -- Create your personal plan -- Plan for success -- Put your plan into action -- Get to know your macros -- Meal templates -- Nutritional supplements -- Other health challenges and keto -- Evaluate your "response to treatment" -- Your anticancer life -- Afterword: Raffi's gift of life.
"A Comprehensive Guide for Patients and Practitioners. Although evidence supporting the benefits of ketogenic diet therapies continues to mount, there is little to guide those who wish to adopt this diet as a metabolic therapy for cancer. Keto for Cancer fills this need. Inspired by the work of Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, nutritionist Miriam Kalamian has written the first book to lay out comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many challenges associated with cancer, and particularly the deep nutritional overhaul involved with the ketogenic diet. Kalamian, a leading voice in the keto movement, is driven by passion from her own experience in using the ketogenic diet for her young son. Her book addresses the nuts and bolts of adopting the diet, from deciding whether keto is the right choice to developing a personal plan for smoothly navigating the keto lifestyle. It is invaluable for both beginners and seasoned users of the ketogenic diet, as well as for health-care professionals who need a toolkit to implement this targeted metabolic therapy. The book guides readers to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of the ketogenic diet which extends well beyond simply starving cancer emphasizing the powerful impact the diet has on the metabolism of cancer cells. Nutritional nuances are explored in sections such as 'Fasting Protocols' and 'Know What's in the Foods You Eat' while meal templates and tracking tools are provided in 'Preparing Keto Meals.' Kalamian also discusses important issues such as self-advocacy. Readers of Keto for Cancer are empowered to 'get off the bench and get in the game.' To that end, Kalamian offers tips on how to critically examine cancer-care options then incorporate what resonates into a truly personalized treatment plan"-- Provided by publisher. Although evidence supporting the benefits of ketogenic diet therapies continues to mount, there is little to guide those who wish to adopt this diet as a metabolic therapy for cancer. Kalamian lays out comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the challenges associated with cancer, and particularly the nutritional overhaul involved with the ketogenic diet. From deciding whether keto is the right choice to developing a personal plan for navigating the keto lifestyle, she empowers patients to critically examine cancer-care options then incorporate what resonates into a personalized treatment plan.