Healing Brain Cancer with a Zero Carb Ketogenic Diet
In February 2013, I sat down on a train. My crushing headache was becoming unbearable. Then, it felt like someone was turning a water tap on inside of my head, and I fell unconscious.
Eventually, the doctors determined that I had suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a highly vascular malignant brain tumor located between the speech and movement areas of my brain. They performed a surgery.
Six weeks after my operation on May 15th, I was told I had an Anaplastic Astrocytoma. It was treatable, but not curable. In other words, they could slow the progress, but ultimately it would prove to be terminal. I reluctantly went ahead with the standard radiotherapy and chemotherapy that my doctors recommended, but I felt extremely depressed.
The rest of the early story is explained in this blog.
Metabolic Therapies for Anaplastic Astrocytoma and Related Epilepsy
Published on 12 November, 2017
"March 2016 - A long overdue update"
This is not a bad way to get to know Andrew. What he says is pondering, thoughtful, sincere. He's quite clear that he both knows things and there's lots that he does not know. He's beginning to study at university. He's also now eating a diet that's considered a zero-carbohydrate diet. (That;s never strictly true, but he's NOT eating vegetables for instance because they have too many carbohydrates and he seems to be sensitive to some of the self protective chemicals most plants contain.
"June 2016 - MRS update and new developments"
Doctors at Hammersford Hospital see some unexpected results in a brain scan and for the first time become very excited about the unusual dietary approach Andrew has taken to his treatment. They make plans to use him as a research subject. Andrew is very pleased with this outcome.
"April 2017 - Some thoughts on electrolyte homeostasis"
"Sept 2017 - Lingering traumatic brain injury symptoms, health and future tests/projects"