[Preview] Treating cancer with a keto diet
I read about the diet in the afternoon,
I had dinner with my wife’s family,
we went to a local diner
and I was just sitting there and
I was thinking about the diet
and we were all ordering and I said,
“I will just take a burger and a salad,
no dressing and no bun either,
just a burger.”
And everyone at the table
kind of looked at me,
because it really wasn’t the carb
I didn’t like previous to this moment.
Something has happened, huh?
Yeah, they were like, “What happened?”
And after, you know,
the waiter walked away
and everyone was like,
“Hey, what’s happened to your order?”
And I was like, “I was reading about this diet
and it seems like it could be interesting.”
So then we walked home from diner
and so on and so forth.
Then I stayed on this diet
and then I went through…
to follow along with chemo.
So the Stupp protocol for a brain tumor
does essentially have a resection,
in my case is an awake craniotomy.
Then you do radiation
and specifically with the Stupp protocol
it’s radiation with low-dose chemo
and then there is a period of 6 to 12 months
where you continue with higher doses of chemo.
And then throughout that process
they basically want to look at the tumor
and the effects on it.
I think it’s every two months.
So I go to the to John Hopkins
and they’re looking at my brain scan
and I noticed just from my very patient
oriented perspective, not medical at all,
that they were looking at it
for an awful long time.