Keto for Cancer: Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy as a Targeted Nutritional Strategy
"Keto for Cancer brings clarity to this emerging science and makes implementation of this information straightforward and uncomplicated."--David Perlmutter, New York Times bestselling author
"This book addresses every question or concern that cancer patients might have in using a ketogenic metabolic strategy for managing their cancer."--Thomas Seyfried, PhD
THE comprehensive guide for patients and practitioners from a foremost authority in the emerging field of metabolic therapies for cancer.
Although evidence supporting the benefits of ketogenic diet therapies continues to mount, there is little to guide those who wish to adopt this diet as a metabolic therapy for cancer. Keto for Cancer fills this need. Nutritionist Miriam Kalamian has written the book to lay out comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many challenges associated with cancer, and particularly the deep nutritional overhaul involved with the ketogenic diet.
Kalamian, a leading voice in the keto movement, is driven by passion from her own experience in using the ketogenic diet for her young son. Her book addresses the nuts and bolts of adopting the diet, from deciding whether keto is the right choice to developing a personal plan for smoothly navigating the keto lifestyle. It is invaluable for both beginners and seasoned users of the ketogenic diet, as well as for health-care professionals who need a toolkit to implement this targeted metabolic therapy.
The book guides readers to a deeper understanding of the therapeutic potential of the ketogenic diet--which extends well beyond simply starving cancer--emphasizing the powerful impact the diet has on the metabolism of cancer cells.
Nutritional nuances and meal templates and tracking tools are explored in sections such as:
- Fasting Protocols
- Know What's in the Foods You Eat
- Preparing Keto Meals
- Put Your Plan Into Action
Kalamian also discusses important issues such as self-advocacy empowering readers by offering tips on how to critically examine cancer-care options and then incorporate what resonates into a truly personalized treatment plan.
Author: Miriam Kalamian
Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Size: 8.80h x 5.90w x 1.10d
Booklist 10/01/2017 pg. 11
About the Author
Kalamian, Miriam: -
Miriam Kalamian is a nutrition consultant, educator, and author specializing in the implementation of ketogenic therapies. She earned her master of education (EdM) from Smith College and her master of human nutrition (MS) from Eastern Michigan University. She is board certified in nutrition (CNS) by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.
Inspired by the work of Thomas N. Seyfried, PhD, Miriam draws on a decade of experience to provide comprehensive guidelines that specifically address the many diet and lifestyle challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Miriam is a leading voice in the keto movement. Her passion for helping others implement this diet comes directly from her personal experience. Her son Raffi was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2004. Standard of care therapies failed to stop the relentless progression of his disease, and it became painfully clear that she needed to switch gears quickly. That is what originally led her to Dr. Thomas Seyfried's research supporting the use of the ketogenic diet for cancer.
Beyond cancer, Miriam integrates nutritional strategies with metabolic therapies and lifestyle modifications to develop personalized treatments that address a broad spectrum of conditions that are currently considered intractable, including age-related, neurodegenerative, and bariatric diseases.
Miriam lives in Montana.