I'm a freelance health journalist and disability inclusion activist and once upon a time, practiced entertainment law with a large NYC firm. I turned to plant-based medicine more than a decade ago--when a slow-growing form of ovarian cancer, first diagnosed in my late 30s, recurred. I'm now post 60. A typical Virgo, I devour the research on how nutrition prevents and promotes inflammatory disease, cancer included. Check out my blogs--Eat and Beat Cancer and Glowing Older®, tips on how to look and feel your finest. Stay tuned for "Your Plantastic Kitchen®: An ABC Guide to Choosing and Using Plants," launching soon. Good health, long life to you all.
Boston College biology professor Dr. Thomas Seyfried
May 2018 update: The answer to my question at the end of this post is “Yes it seems that you can get into ketosis on a plant-based diet.” Check out Miriam Kalamian and her “Keto for Cancer” book here. Long overnight fasts seem to be a good way to kickstart the process. Lupper, anyone?
For more on the metabolic approach to cancer, start with this very short summary of the New York Times’ recent piece.
Meet the Moses of the metabolic movement, Dr. Thomas Seyfried.
Cancer cells thrive on certain fuels–including glucose and glutamine, two key elements that you must inhibit in your anti-cancer diet. We’ve talked ad nauseum about glucose. But what about glutamine, an amino acid, a building block of protein? Continue reading →
Myricetin may not yet grace your doctor’s anti-cancer tool kit, but put it on your prescription pad. Among all the phytonutrients, it’s what I call “plantastic”– blessed with a chemical structure that works some anti-cancer wonder.