1064: Andrew Scarborough Overcomes Incurable Brain Cancer With Custom Keto

1064: Andrew Scarborough Overcomes Incurable Brain Cancer With Custom Keto

Incurable malignant brain tumor survivor thanks to a customized low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet Andrew Scarborough is our interview guest today in Episode 1064 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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NOTE: We apologize for the moments of “noise” during the interview. Andrew used the internal microphone on his computer and he nervously slid it around as he was talking. His story was much too powerful not to share even with these sounds.

The use of ketogenic diets in the treatment of various kinds of cancers has been a hot subject within research circles for the past few years. But it’s the compelling personal stories of individuals with cancer who are in desperate circumstances feeling helpless by the conventional treatment of chemotherapy and other cancer drugs who finally find success in nutritional therapy that makes this worth taking a closer look. Last week we shared the inspiring story of an eye cancer survivor from Dublin, Ireland named Patricia Daly who implemented a ketogenic diet to help her body heal. And today we have an even more miraculous ketogenic cancer success story in a man from London, England named Andrew Scarborough from the “My Brain Cancer Story” blog who was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer along with epilepsy. But Andrew didn’t let that stop him from researching the metabolic theory of cancer to keep his grim diagnosis at bay.

Listen in as Jimmy and Andrew talk about his graduate schooling in nutrition where he learned about ketogenic diets, the migraines he started dealing with during his master’s training, how doctors dismissed his headaches as stress-induced pain, the progression of his symptoms that first took his speech away, gave him “crushing headaches,” involuntary spasms and pressure in his head, intense pain, and then a life-threatening grand mal seizure causing him to pass out, the slightly larger than a golf ball tumor they found in his brain, why doctors didn’t immediately think it was cancer, the moment they told him that his cancer was incurable, how the doctors missing it put him at greater risk, how long they told him he had to live, how he had already actively took his carbs down and seeking to be in ketosis to control his epilepsy, how Professor Thomas Seyfried‘s book Cancer As A Metabolic Disease helped him understand ketogenic diets for cancer, the side effects he felt taking the medications and chemotherapy before he went full-on ketogenic, why he sees his epilepsy as a blessing, his preference for a non-traditional ketogenic diet, the problem he experiences with the salicylates in plant-based foods, why he is concerned about his IGF-1 levels, the micronutrients that leech out when you take epilepsy medications (including B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D), the major shifts he made in his diet that are typical of most ketogenic diets, how he made up for the micronutrients he was missing from not eating plant matter, how he got quality organ meats and animal fats from grass-fed animals cheaply, how his neurologists were “flabbergasted” by his success in beating his brain cancer, a typical day of eating for his cancer-fighting ketogenic diet, the hyperbaric chamber therapy he is now using to help continue the healing of his brain, the Ketopet therapy for dogs with cancer funded by Quest Nutrition, the therapeutic level of blood ketones for cancer treatment, whether he uses exogenous sources of ketones, how 90 percent of his diet is fat from mostly fatty insects like wax worms, why he prefers to eat the worms raw now, the fasting protocols he has engaged in since his cancer diagnosis, and his JustGiving fundraising page for brain cancer research.

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– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #1061: Patricia Daly Beats Back Her Eye Cancer With A Ketogenic Diet
– RELATED BLOG POST: Watch My #AHS14 Panel On Ketogenic Diets And Cancer
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #31: Dr. Colin Champ | Ketogenic Diets And Cancer
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #738: Miriam Kalamian Offers Hope To Cancer Patients With The Ketogenic Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #77: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Thomas Seyfried Pioneers Ketogenic Diet For Cancer

1062: Dr. Jeffrey Galvin Offers Compelling Spontaneous Periscope Interview On Health

1062: Dr. Jeffrey Galvin Offers Compelling Spontaneous Periscope Interview On Health

Emergency medicine and functional medicine practitioner Dr. Jeffrey Galvin is our interview guest today in Episode 1062 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Our host Jimmy Moore has been in the midst of a fasting experiment in the month of January (see all the details of this N=1 experiment in his daily Periscope updates at JimmyScopes.com). Prior to beginning this fast, he decided to drive two hours up I-85 from Spartanburg, South Carolina to Concord, North Carolina to see an emergency medicine and functional medicine practitioner named Dr. Jeffrey Galvin, MD from Vitality Medical Wellness Institute (you may remember hearing Dr. Galvin back in Episode 604) to get a DEXA scan as a means for determining the baseline level of body fat and lean muscle mass. As Jimmy was doing a Periscope video of his DEXA scan (see below), a spontaneous interview with Dr. Galvin commenced that ran the gamut on a wide variety of health topics that was just too compelling not to share with you the listeners of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” ENJOY!


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Listen in as Jimmy and Dr. Galvin discuss the results of Jimmy’s DEXA scan measuring body fat and lean muscle mass, how much a DEXA scan costs and where you can get one done, why he believes Jimmy will lose a lot of muscle on his January fast, his concerns with low-protein liquid diets, why he doesn’t care about what a patient’s weight is, how mainstream medicine is starting to get the diet and lifestyle connection to disease, why mainstream medicine is currently failing at helping their patients get better, the lack of knowledge about the importance of thyroid health, why Metformin may be the first life-extension drug, the electrolytes concern he has about an extended fast, whether you can sense an arrhythmia coming on, how people can find doctors like him in their area, how he tries to determine what his patients want in their health goals, why his “normal” ranges on health tests is radically different from conventional levels, how lifestyle is the stool he seeks to optimize for his patients, why he’s not a perfectionist for his patients to be 100% strict, how you can’t get ketoacidosis eating a low-carb, kegogenic diet, and the connection between dementia/Alzheimer’s disease (Type 3 diabetes) and insulin resistance. This was quite the compelling interview that we knew you’d love to hear!

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1061: Patricia Daly Beats Back Her Eye Cancer With A Ketogenic Diet

1061: Patricia Daly Beats Back Her Eye Cancer With A Ketogenic Diet

Dublin, Ireland-based Fully Qualified Nutritional Therapist and ketogenic cancer survivor Patricia Daly is our interview guest today in Episode 1061 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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When our host Jimmy Moore moderated a prestigious panel about the role of ketogenic diets in the treatment of cancer at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2014, it was merely the beginning of a revolution happening in the treatment of cancer. We’ve been sharing about this topic quite a bit over the years beginning with the work of ketogenic cancer researcher Dr. Thomas Seyfried back in 2009, another ketogenic cancer researcher named Dr. Colin Champ in 2012, and keto cancer counselor Miriam Kalamian in 2013–and today we have a real life example of a eye cancer survivor named Patricia Daly, a Fully Qualified Nutritional Therapist from Dublin, Ireland who is now helping others use the low-carb, high-fat, ketogenic diet principles that quite literally saved her life! She’s authored an e-book to assist other cancer patients called Practical Keto Meal Plans for Cancer.

Listen in as Jimmy and Patricia talk about her 2008 diagnosis of a rare form of cancer in the eye, the disappointing answers she got from her oncologist about her cancer, how this experience got her to delve deeply into nutrition, what juicing for cancer is supposed to do for patients (and why it doesn’t work as well for many), her cancer relapse experience in 2012, why her doctor told her she would become blind, why she turned to the ketogenic diet for her cancer, the things she saw in her vision that showed her how close she was to going blind, her November 2015 “scare” that helped her realize the cancer is gone, why she no longer regularly tests for blood ketones anymore, the physical manifestations of being in a constant state of ketosis, what her ketogenic diet looks like on a plate, the role of intermittent fasting in her health plan, why consuming organ meats is so important, the mental struggle she dealt with adding fat back into her diet, when she studied nutrition to use as a profession, her memory of helping her first cancer client (who had exactly the same cancer as she did), the Alchemy business in Dublin, Ireland that serves bone broth, her upcoming new book about low-carb ketogenic diets on April 8, 2016, and her Keto For You online course.

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Patricia Daly bio
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– Patricia’s Practical Keto Meal Plans for Cancer e-book
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– RELATED BLOG POST: Watch My #AHS14 Panel On Ketogenic Diets And Cancer
– RELATED PODCAST: Ask The Low-Carb Experts #31: Dr. Colin Champ | Ketogenic Diets And Cancer
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #738: Miriam Kalamian Offers Hope To Cancer Patients With The Ketogenic Diet
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #77: LLVLC Classic – Dr. Thomas Seyfried Pioneers Ketogenic Diet For Cancer

1060: Professor Grant Schofield Asks What The Fat Is Going On In Nutrition

1060: Professor Grant Schofield Asks What The Fat Is Going On In Nutrition

Auckland, New Zealand-based professor of public health, researcher, and author Professor Grant Schofield is our interview guest today in Episode 1060 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.”

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Fat is making a pretty major comeback of sorts over the past couple of years as more and more people are finally realizing we’ve been sold a big fat lie about how harmful it is to our health. And for a respected PhD public health academic for the past two decades hailing from Auckland, New Zealand known as “The Fat Professor,” the time is now to take this message to the masses in a big way. His name is Professor Grant Schofield from ProfGrant.com and he has authored a brand new whimsically-titled book on this subject entitled What the Fat?: Fat’s IN: Sugar’s OUT Practical guide and recipes (learn more about it at WhatTheFatBook.com).

Listen in as Jimmy and Grant talk about how the subtitle of Cholesterol Clarity inspired the title of his book, why he never intended to get involved in nutritional health, how he used to believe that health was all about exercise, why he believes the calories in/calories out hypothesis is “ridiculous,” how exercise performance is enhanced on a low-carb, high-fat diet, how Professor Tim Noakes in South Africa has been such an inspiration, the cognitive dissonance he and others in the exercise world had about nutrition, the sketchy world of nutritional health research, the health star rating system being used in Australia and New Zealand (demonizing butter still while pushing flavored milk as healthy), how the latest New Zealand Dietary Guidelines specifically target low-carb, Paleo, and intermittent fasting as being too dangerous for people to do, why it’s a no-brainer to remove carbohydrates as part of a healthy diet for diabetes and obesity, whether the fight to make change happen is worth it, the healthy living principles that should go along with LCHF, why we need to let kids get back to being kids again with play, how even adults forget about the importance of playing, and the importance of people doing more N=1 experiments to progress the message forward. This is a critically important interview you’ll want to listen to and share.

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Professor Grant Schofield bio
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– Grant’s 2015 TEDxAuckland lecture: Recipe for access: Putting the public into public health
– Grant’s blog post on his research: Playing Without Rules, But With Consequences
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #893: Dr. Caryn Zinn And Prof. Grant Schofield: August 2014 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series
– RELATED PODCAST: The LLVLC Show #758: Grant Schofield/Christine Cronau: 2013 Low-Carb Down Under Seminar Series

1051: Dr. Ron Rosedale Update In This Exclusive Periscope Interview

1051: Dr. Ron Rosedale Update In This Exclusive Periscope Interview

Internationally-known low-carb, high-fat nutritional health expert Dr. Ron Rosedale is our interview guest today in Episode 1051 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show.” LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD AT ITUNES When it comes to the low-carb, high-fat community, a select few names rise to the top of the list when it comes to legends who have… Continue Reading