Examiner article Dr Oz
I love bacon, I want to lick my plate. I can’t believe I deprived myself bacon for all of theses years. Please don’t get me started on butter, it is really good in coffee.
Great week of training at Bastos BJJ Midland and Kettlebell training this weekend. The AC was out for a couple of days, but I didn’t mind, I loved the humidity.
I added some carbs last week, mostly avocados and cashews to help get my calories and fat up. Average macros from February through today 79% fat, 16% protein, 5% carbs and 2,332 kcal’s.
There is a lot of debate regarding dairy. I did a lot of research and decided to include it. I use Kalona Supernatural dairy products, bottles are BPA and BPS free, certified organic and grass fed cows.
Emile with Texas MMA wrote a nice article on BJJ, Ketogenic Diet and Cancer
Examiner Article Dr Adrienne Scheck
Examiner Article Dr Seyfried
So far, there are numerous anecdotal success stories. Joe Mancaruso, a 56-year-old Texas man, told me he has been battling terminal lung cancer without chemotherapy using the ketogenic diet. “I am convinced I would not be here today if I had continued with chemo,” said Mancaruso.
Another great week of training, 4 Brazilian jiu Jitsu Classes and 1 private lesson with Brad working the deep half guard. I popped my elbow Friday and iced it all weekend, missed the wrestling seminar Saturday, but plan on doing class and rolling with one arm tucked away. Did not train kettlebells this weekend, because of the elbow, I hate taking breaks in exercise my philosophy id 365 days a year, of course not to failure, some days are just light. My diet is going great, i am trying to add more veggies, avocados and berries, I have been right around 25 grams of net carbs. since mid Feb 2014. I am also trying to add more calories upping protein, but mostly increasing fat. Energy has not been a problem and I feel great!
I follow a Ketogenic diet. Eliminated sugar, white flour, wheat, grains and all processed foods. My diet consist of organic foods, no antibiotics; grass fed beef and dairy, chicken, pork, seafood, nuts, vegetables (cruciferous) and fruit (berries). 56 years old,6′,165 lbs. and 10.5% BF. I also take an array of supplements and herbs. Also I drink a lot of various teas.
1985 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer after surgery.
1986 I had surgery to remove lymph nodes 13 with tumors and causing permanent damage to my kidney, followed by 4 rounds of chemo.
1987 recurrence of cancer, doctors were not able to determine site, 4 more rounds of chemo.
1987-present nerve damage in arms and legs no feeling from knees to toes and elbows to fingertips.
May 2013 diagnosed with stage4 lung cancer with the Kras Mutation (I have never been a smoker). Doctors in May 2013 gave me 9-12 months 2 live with treatment the protocol included 3 drugs, offering pain management and palliative care. The doctors (My General Practitioner, Texas Oncology, MDA Anderson and Scott White) said there was no cure. My GP and at Texas oncology were kind and compassionate doctors.
2013 3- surgeries (chemo port install, foot surgery to remove bone due to nerve damage and chemo port removed) 3-rounds chemo (Alimta only) at a lower dose and collapsed lung.
August 2013 quit conventional treatment.
February 2014 started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu again at Bastos BJJ Midland (4-5 days a week and kettlebell training on most days. I am able to keep up, except I can’t run or jump because of the foot surgery, instead I do squats while my training partners run. Only having one functioning lung working has not been a problem and my conditioning improves every week. Other than scrapes and bruises I have not had any injuries other than taking a nap on the mat and popping my elbow (note to self, Tap Out).
I see my doctor every 4 months, the last three x-rays show no change.
I am not a doctor or nutritionist and chemo and surgery saved my life in the 80’s. I am only trying to give inspiration and hope to people with a “Terminal Diagnosis” especially when conventional medicine fails to help. Chemo, surgery and radiation did offer no cure, instead lowering my immune system and hinder my quality of life. I took my destiny and treatment into my own hands.
I read a good book called Radical Remissions by Dr Kelly Turner, she studied stage 4 cancer patients and looked for common factors in complete remission and also long term survival surpassing all expectations.
9 Key Factors in Radical Remissions
1. Radically changing your diet.
2. Taking control of your health.
3. Following your intuition.
4. Using herbs and supplements.
5. Releasing suppressed emotions.
6. Increasing positive emotions.
7. Embracing social support.
8. Deepening your spiritual connection.
9. Having strong reasons for living.
Great week of Jiu Jitsu training last week, only trained 4 days, but supplemented with push – ups and kettlebell training. I am not allowed to run or jump because I had a bone removed in my foot. Still averaging 25 net carbs per day and about 2,300 calories. I am trying to eat whipped cream to boost my fat intake. 8 oz of Kalona Supernatural Heavy Whipping Cream, Organic Vanilla, Organic Ceylon Cinnamon, and Organic Stevia. Sometimes I add Rapunzel Organic Cocoa Powder. I also add berries if I have room in my carbs for the day.
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