New Hope in Quest for Non-Toxic Cancer Treatment
His entry in to this field began when, in 2007, the Office of Naval Research funded his study into seizures related to oxygen toxicity experienced by Navy SEAL divers using closed-circuit breathing apparatus. At this juncture, he came across the ketogenic diet, which has already been confirmed as an effective treatment for epilepsy and a variety of seizure disorders.
Dominic D'Agostino: - Oxygen Toxicity in Navy divers
The Office of Naval Research has played the key and primary role in sponsoring Dominic's research program to develop and test exogenous ketone esters for mitigation of CNS oxygen toxicity in Navy divers.
Dr. D'Agostino develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.