The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Where We Stand

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  The ketogenic diet has recently taken off as a potential treatment option for many medical issues, including obesity, diabetes, and neurodegenerative disease.   The potent improvement in metabolic dysfunction in those who are overweight or have coronary artery disease and those with other metabolic health issues has been shown multiple times in many important […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

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  My article this week focuses on one of my favorite and rarely discussed benefits of fat: conjugated linoleic acid.   For simplicity, we will call it CLA, and to stress its importance, one of the many studies looking to supplement it to fight cancer, diabetes, or obesity recently took place. It showed some potential […]

Hormesis: The “Healthy” Stress?

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  For millions of years, humans have been surrounded by stressful and unfavorable events and times, ranging from plagues and droughts to periods of war and starvation.   Most would consider these events anything but good, and few would consider them beneficial in any way. But what if some so-called terrible, stressful events actually were […]

An Introduction: A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer

A right frontal lobe glioblastoma multiforme.  A devastating disease.  Retrospective data has shown that in patient's with GBMs, the higher a patient's blood glucose, the worse they do with treatment.

  Caveman Doctor often discusses ketogenic diets in his posts and podcasts (whatever a podcast is).  However, he frequently gets questions regarding a ketogenic diet as well as those asking for a simple description.  Therefore, he set out to explain a ketogenic diet and cancer in less than 1,000 words.     A Ketogenic Diet […]

Surrounding Ourselves with Carcinogens: When in Rome

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  Caveman Doctor watches very little television (ever since the National Geographic living room fiasco on ’95).  However, he was recently watching Rome, which along with John Adams and Parks and Recreation, is possibly the greatest show ever created.  They actually ran out of money and crammed several seasons into Season 2, providing Caveman Doctor […]

Carbohydrate Reduction for Breast Cancer?

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  Caveman Doctor was recently published in the International Journal of Breast Cancer regarding the current dietary guidelines for breast cancer patients and whether these recommendations are actually based on solid data, as well as the links between high blood glucose (and insulin) and worse outcomes for cancer patients. He also takes a look at […]

Sleeping Away Cancer

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    It always makes Caveman Doctor curious as to why some people like to stay up so late, especially when they have a full day of work awaiting them in the morning, knowing well that withholding their rest will keep them dragging all day.  He also absolutely loves it when the sun sets and […]

Not So Fast: The Potential Negatives of Intermittent Fasting

  Michael Ristow, Hormesis, and Do We Even Need to Fast if we are Low-Carb?   Caveman Doctor has recently received many emails (whatever an email is) from readers asking about intermittent fasting. From information online, you would think that intermittent fasting is the key to heal all health ailments. Also, fasting for those of […]

Crisco, Trans-Fats, and Revisiting Vegetable Oils

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Since his post on vegetable oils, Caveman Doctor has received many emails (whatever an email is) asking about trans-fats, how they are made, and why they are bad for our health.  As the vegetable oil article was merely an introduction, some readers also asked for some more information on their health effects.  This article will […]

Autophagy: Turning Stress into Health

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Caveman Doctor is going to shift gears here and progress from his days as a member of H. erectus to H. sapien in an effort to get a little more cerebral.  This article gets a little (ok a lot) sciency, however, I think the topic should be discussed at length because there is a lot […]

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