The Basis of a Vegetarian or Vegan Ketogenic Diet



Treating Cancer with Diet

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Dominic D’Agostino

Dominic D’Agostino, PhD., is an associate professor at the University of South Florida, and a research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Specializing in developing and testing metabolic therapies to treat a range of disorders and diseases, including seizures, neurodegenerative diseases, genetic diseases, and cancer, Dominic D’Agostino is a contributor to the Blog of Metabolic Optimization.

Podcast episode three of the Blog of Metabolic Optimization features Dr. Adrienne Scheck in a discussion about her laboratory’s ongoing clinical trial that studies effects of combining the ketogenic diet with traditional treatments in patients with brain cancer. The ketogenic diet began as a treatment for children with epilepsy who particularly relied on it for developing healthy bones and muscles. It is characterized by high fat intake, adequate protein, and a small amount of carbohydrates, resulting in nutritional ketosis.

This podcast episode explores the effect of the ketogenic diet on different aspects of cancer, the obstacles to maintaining the diet with suggested solutions, and the best use of a ketogenic diet as an adjunct therapy under close medical supervision.

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