⚠️ Disclaimer: I'm not giving dietary advice. My case is exceptionally rare, and there's limited evidence for treating my specific cancer.
🧠 About Anaplastic Pleomorphic Xanthastrocytomas:
Anaplastic pleomorphic xanthastrocytomas are exceptionally rare and semi-aggressive form of brain tumor, primarily diagnosed in pediatric patients but, in my case, discovered at the age of 54. This tumor type is characterized by its limited presence, making it incredibly challenging to find substantial treatment guidance or clinical studies. The rarity of anaplastic pleomorphic xanthastrocytomas means that individuals like me face unique uncertainties, with no established prognosis and limited medical literature to rely on. My journey serves as a testament to the importance of exploring alternative approaches, like the keto diet, as we navigate the uncharted territory of this rare and aggressive brain cancer.
💡 Why Keto?
A ketogenic (keto) diet has garnered attention as a potential complementary approach to improve outcomes for cancer patients due to several key factors. Firstly, cancer cells often rely on glucose as their primary energy source, and by adopting a keto diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats, blood sugar levels are reduced. This can potentially create an environment less favorable for cancer cell growth. Secondly, ketosis, a metabolic state induced by the keto diet, produces ketones, which may have therapeutic effects on cancer cells while sparing healthy ones. Moreover, the diet may reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, which are implicated in cancer progression. Lastly, by aiding in weight management and promoting overall health, the keto diet may enhance a patient's resilience to withstand the rigors of cancer treatment. However, it's important to note that research is ongoing, and the keto diet should be considered as part of a comprehensive treatment plan and discussed with a healthcare professional. Individual responses to the diet may vary, and it may not be suitable for all cancer types or stages.
The Warburg effect, named after the German physiologist Otto Warburg, is a phenomenon observed in many cancer cells where they exhibit altered metabolism. Unlike normal cells, which primarily generate energy through oxidative phosphorylation in the mitochondria, cancer cells tend to favor glycolysis, a less efficient method of energy production, even in the presence of oxygen.
💡 Why Keto?
🔍 Exploring the metabolic advantages of the keto diet.
🤷♂️ Facing uncertainties with an untreatable tumor.
📚 The scarcity of literature on my cancer.
🍀 Taking control of my health with a keto lifestyle.
🍽️ My Keto Journey:
👉 Adhering to a four-to-one keto diet.
🧀 Balancing animal-based and plant-based fats.
🥦 Maintaining ketosis for potential benefits.
🏃♂️ Combining keto with exercise for holistic health.
📈 Tracking progress through blood tests and logs.
👥 Community & Support:
👨👩👧👦 Connecting with fellow cancer warriors.
👉 The inspiring stories of Pablo Kelly @pablokelly624
and Andrew Scarborough.https://twitter.com/ascarbs
🙏 Grateful for the support and advice received.
🌟 Remember, my journey is unique, and I'm not here to prescribe diets. I'm sharing my experience as a cancer warrior, willing to explore every avenue to improve my health. Your situation may be different, but together, we can navigate the challenges of cancer.
🔔 Subscribe to my channel and join my email alerts list to stay updated on my journey and connect with me. Let's support each other in this battle. 💪
#KetoForCancer #BrainTumor #CancerJourney #HolisticHealth #BigNorthernBear #CancerWarrior
📌 Do you have you have Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma?
📌 Brain Cancer Support Group on Twitter (X) : https://twitter.com/i/communities/1724024870692851870
📌 Leave a voice mail for me https://tickertalks.ca/contact
📌 Join my private facebook group here and we can support each other
📌 For updates on my battle with Atrial Fibrillation subscribe to my other channel
📌 Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thebignorthernbear
📌 Twitter - https://twitter.com/bignorthernbear
📌 Website - https://tickertalks.ca
📌 Sponsor or dedicate a video? https://www.buymeacoffee.com/northernbear
Check out my motivational clothing and support my work with a great shirt