Targeting Metabolism with A Ketogenic Diet During the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Retrospective data suggests that low serum glucose levels during the treatment of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) may improve clinical outcomes. As such, many patients are implementing a ketogenic diet (KD) in order to decrease serum glucose flux while simultaneously elevating circulating ketones during radiation therapy and chemotherapy for the treatment of GBM. With IRB approval, a […]

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Calories, Carbohydrates, and Cancer Therapy

Aggressive tumors typically demonstrate a high glycolytic rate, which results in resistance to radiation therapy and cancer progression via several molecular and physiologic mechanisms. Intriguingly, many of these mechanisms utilize the same molecular pathways that are altered through calorie and/or carbohydrate restriction. Furthermore, poorer prognosis in cancer patients who display a glycolytic phenotype characterized by […]

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Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique

Two-thirds of women 40-59 years old are overweight and more than 1/2 are obese. Intermittent fasting can help women lose weight effectively. And can have profound impact on bio-physical profiles, but also improved self esteem and interpersonal relationships. It is easy to implement, it is inexpensive and flexible. Cynthia is a Western medicine trained nurse […]

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The Impact of Dietary Changes in the Context of Modern Medicine

Medical talk will be around diet in the context of treatments of heart disease. Main topics to be covered: 1. Coronary stents, 2. Statins (primary and secondary prevention) 3. Communication of risk/informed consent 4. WHO figures on CVD 5. Smoking and heart disease 6. Saturated fat and heart disease 7. Tom Frieden’s CDC-health impact pyramid […]

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High Metastaticgastric and Breast Cancer Cells Consume Oleic Acid in an AMPK Dependent Manner

Gastric cancer and breast cancer have a clear tendency toward metastasis and invasion to the microenvironment predominantly composed of adipocytes. Oleic acid is an abundant monounsaturated fatty acid that releases from adipocytes and impinges on different energy metabolism responses. The effect and underlying mechanisms of oleic acid on highly metastatic cancer cells are not completely […]

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Low Carb Is An Effective Treatment for Fatty Liver

A carbohydrate-restricted diet is a widely recommended intervention for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but a systematic perspective on the multiple benefits of this diet is lacking. Here, we performed a short-term intervention with an isocaloric low-carbohydrate diet with increased protein content in obese subjects with NAFLD and characterized the resulting alterations in metabolism and the gut […]

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Quick n Easy Frittata

Sauté in cast iron skillet garlic, onions, asparagus, throw in handful organic spinach and whatever veggies you have on hand.  Add cooked bacon, sausage or ham.Sprinkle cheese on top of veggies, if you do dairy. Season up veggies with good quality salt, fresh cracked pepper and seasoning blend like TJ 21 seasoning saluteWhisk 5 eggs […]

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FREE Webinar: Manage Autoimmune Disease

Dr. Terry Wahls used functional medicine to bring herself back from debilitating MS.  In less than a year, she went from depending on a tilt-recline wheelchair to biking again with her family. Do you find this hard to believe? Do your family, doctors, and specialists say that diet and lifestyle interventions have no place in […]

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The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein, and high-fat diet with a long history of use for the treatment of intractable seizures in children. This dietary therapy has been enjoying increasing popularity in recent years, despite the availability of increasing numbers of new antiepileptic drugs and surgical treatments. The authors review the history of the […]

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Evidence for Inflammation-Associated Depression

This chapter explores the evidence supporting inflammation-associated depression. Data to date suggest a bidirectional relationship between inflammation and depression wherein one process can drive the other. A wealth of animal and clinical studies have demonstrated an association between concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines – specifically interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-α – and depressive symptoms. […]

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