Prior to meeting my partner (with whom we are having our second child in 2 weeks!). I was addicted to smoking cannabis eating fast food. I got depressed & decided to sort my life out.
I started to love myself and respect my body I met my partner and we thought eating organic food was the way to go. I started to get headaches and had sensation of spinning around.
I had migraines and went to doctor who told me “You have migraine auras”
Chemical or visual wave that moves across
the visual cortex of your brain.
Can cause visual hallucinations.
While I was walking, I had to run due to traffic then I had a click in my neck, thought I had a stroke left check drooped, left arm went limp, jaw sagged, thought “I’m having a stroke at 23?”.
I went to my doctor and requested a CT scan they only saw a hazy pattern and said ,”You are fine. Just migraine auras” 2 weeks later: They said “Come in for an MRI”. Did a biopsy, Sep 2014: diagnosed with incurable brain tumor. Doctors said, you need: chemotherapy – radiotherapy no other treatment options.
One day, I went in for a meeting with oncologist turns out: there to have radiotherapy mask fitted lay down on table, lazered up, prepped for treatment had a gut feeling something was not right…
“I need to call my oncologist” I asked her: “Is this going to give me a long life?” I asked her about a ketogenic diet and she said, not that effective…no research on it.
“With chemo & radio therapies: life expectancy is 12-15 months, maximum” so I asked her: what about without these therapies?
She said “you are healthy, so 6-9 months” -with chemo: might become impotent,might lose hair.
-my background was
~homeopathy, vegetarian food, spirituality
“I will take my chances with a ketogenic diet”
-no consultation with family…
-just going with instinct
-I gotta live
-spoke with Patricia Daly, about ketogenic diet
-she had had a mass behind her eye ball
-she suggested a restricted calorie, keto diet
~2000 calories a day
~20g carbs a day
Patricia Daly, registered nutritional therapist
-European Keto Live Centre
-co-author of book: The Ketogenic Kitchen
-did this for 3 years
-Dr Thomas Seyfried said:
~you want to hit 1 to 1 ratio: ketones to glucose
-got into ketosis in first week
Dr Thomas Seyfried
-Professor, Boston College
mechanisms by which metabolic therapies
manage chronic diseases like:
~epilepsy, neurodegenerative lipid storage diseases, cancer
-within 4 months:
~got stable scan results
(this was inoperable brain tumor, no therpeutic treatments)
-did this for 3 years, then tumor changed
-doctors: “We can now operate”
-so, keto diet & supplements has given me:
~longer life &
~has made an inoperable tumor…operable!
-like a miracle