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‘Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show’ Episode 302: Could A Calorie-Restricted, Ketogenic Diet Be The Cure For Brain Cancer?

Posted Nov 03 2009 10:00pm

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Dr. Thomas Seyfried is the premier researcher of ketogenic diets for brain cancer

Cancer is a word none of us ever wants to hear when describing the health of themselves or a loved one. There’s a lot of controversy surrouding what kind of nutritional approach is ideal for preventing and treating cancer despite the fact there is a body of evidence supporting a calorie-restricted, high-fat, ketogenic low-carb dietary regimen. That’s one of the reasons why I included an chapter in my upcoming new book 21 Life Lessons from Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb on this particular subject because the message is too important for people to miss. I includ some of the best research being done on various cancers in my book, including brain cancer which is field of interest being examined by today’s podcast interview guest.

In Episode 302 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show with Jimmy Moore,” we hear from Dr. Thomas Seyfried, a researcher from Boston College who runs the Seyfried Laboratory dedicated specifically to taking a closer look at such diseases as epilepsy and brain cancer. I first heard about Dr. Seyfried’s work in February 2007 when he released this study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism that showed how a restricted high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet was the best way to fight cancer cells that are causing life-threatening tumors in mice. I’ve been attempting to get him on my podcast for a while for an interview and it was well worth the wait!

You’ll hear Dr. Seyfried talk about his original interest in the subject of ketogenic diets for epilepsy when he was at Yale University (and the lack of interest in them at the time), how a ketogenic shrinks brain tumors, the details of his KetoCal study, the controversy over using mice instead of humans in his study, what “calorie-restriction” translates from mice to humans, why a 400-500 calorie, ketogenic diet will make you “metabolically healthy,” whether a ketogenic diet is useful on other cancers, why the ketogenic diet is a “non-toxic approach to the management of cancer,” the best diet to eat for the prevention of cancer, and why a 7-10 day distilled water-only fast annually is the best way to ward off cancers of all types. This half-hour interview with Dr. Thomas Seyfried is chock full of some of the most compelling research on cancer you’ve ever heard! ENJOY!

There are four ways you can listen to Episode 302:

1. Listen at the new iTunes page for the podcast:

2. Listen and comment about the show at the official web site for the podcast:

3. Download the MP3 file of Episode 302 [29:48m]:

4. Calling (818) 688-2763 to listen via Podlinez

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What did you think about Dr. Thomas Seyfried and his research on brain cancer? Is a calorie-restricted, high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet like he described doable for people with brain cancer or wanting to prevent it from happening? Share your comments about it in the show notes section of Episode 302 . Learn more about him at his Boston College biography page and keep up with all the latest developments in his research of epilepsy and brain cancer at The Seyfried Laboratory web site . Coming up on Thursday, I’m pleased to share with you my interview with Dr. Helen Hilts from the brand new diabetes web site called DiabeVita . Her approach to treating this disease should be very familiar to fans of the great Dr. Richard Bernstein and livin’ la vida low-carb. DON’T MISS IT!

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