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This is the anti-cancer diet that everyone is talking about right now.
In essence: the ketogenic diet is a lower calorie diet that is high in fat, moderate in protein and very very low in carbohydrates.
The rationale: there are two sources of fuel for cells – glucose and fatty acids. Glucose comes mostly from carbohydrates in our diet. Fatty acids can come from either food, or from breaking down fats already stored in our cells. When large amount of fatty acids are available, they are broken down by the liver into ketones.
Oh, great, another article with information on can cause breast cancer. But what I’d really like to see is an article that talks about the cause, and then has a cure or a fix.
In this case, it’s a herbicide, Roundup, that’s been shown to cause breast cancer because it has estrogenic properties.
1. What percentage of your treatments are for [type of] cancer? What is your success rate for [type of] cancer?
– be prepared for fudge. Sometimes clinics will say that their sample size is small, so it’s not fair to compile stats. Or will say that the patients who come to them are mostly end-stage, so the success rate is not very good. Or say that every patient is an individual, so it’s impossible to predict the outcome. So if you want guarantees, chances are you won’t get them.
Updated 8 December 2013
As mentioned, using complementary therapies is expensive because it’s not state-funded.
One cycle of intravenous vitamin C in the UK (3 weeks x daily plus 3 months twice weekly) can cost £10K or more in the UK. Then there’s the cost of nutritional supplements, tests etc. I’ve met people who’ve spent upwards of £50 to £100K over two years.
So you must be wondering how I’ve paid for all this.
Update 5 February, 2015: please note that I have been receiving reports from patients that Hallwang Clinic’s services are not meeting expectations and Grace Gawler no longer runs Medi-Tours to Hallwang. Therefore, before you go to Hallwang, please get it in writing that the oncologist and Prof Vogl will be there throughout your stay.
I am not if stubborn (or naive). I knew that the tumour had to come out, yet I was terrified of surgery. And I was annoyed with myself for having allowed the tumour to progress and grow. I wanted a better surgical outcome.
The complementary therapy clinics in the UK had not, so far, been able to offer me a satisfactory solution – I did not want to waste the rest of my life living with a tumour.
So I decided to look into the treatment of cancer in overseas clinics to see if they could offer me a better surgical outcome – to shrink the tumour and the lymph nodes and to get clear margins. Also, I wanted if possible, to save the nipple.
By then I’d grown to dread the stress of the 3-monthly scan. The apprehension, the scan, the results, the disappointment (or elation). I knew that I could not continue to live with a tumour that could or could not shrink.
The tumour was consuming my life and my thoughts – I spent most of my time researching new cures and treatments.
So I’d tried high dose IV C, and when that didn’t work, another set of triple infusions.
This set triple infusions consisted of a vitamin cocktail, a phospholipid mix and a niacin flush. The phospholipid mix was to do with something about the membranes of cancer cells. I wish I’d got the explanation. The niacin flush was to dilate [expand] the blood vessels in the body and ensure that the previous infusions were better absorbed. They weren’t cheap – about the price of a high dose IV C.
Updated 10 November 2013
If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll know that IV C did not work for me.
In fact, so far I’ve only come across two women with breast tumours (that were cancerous) for whom it worked – they are still alive and in remission more than 5 years later.
I also met a man who used IV C for lung tumours – they shrank. But he also had a squamous cell carcinoma that had developed from a tumour on his tonsil – and that did not respond to IV C.
I met a woman who had 3 tumours in her breast – one shrank, one grew and one vanished through IV C.
So as you can see, it seems a bit hit-and-miss.
If you’re asking yourself: “should I do IV C?” then the following will guide you:
Well, it’s been nearly two years since my diagnosis.
I wish I could say that I had sterling results with the non-allopathic approach: intravenous vitamin C, the raw vegan diet, juicing, nutritional supplements and other infusions and treatments.
The truth is: I didn”t.
The fact is: the IV C didn’t work. Or if it did, not enough to control the growth of the tumour.