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The Ketogenic Diet

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 1 September 2022
The Ketogenic Diet
Could a ketogenic diet for cancer prove beneficial? In this case study, a British man rejected the standard of care to treat his terminal brain cancer. After adopting a ketogenic diet in 2014, his typically fatal glioblastoma tumour grew at a very slow rate. As the study notes, successful treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) continues to elude, despite decades of intense research. It is known that GBM is similar to most other malignant cancers in that is needs glucose and glutamine for growth, r...
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Can Playing Video Games Help Cancer Patients?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 11 March 2022
Can Playing Video Games Help Cancer Patients?
Playing a video game requires mental agility and focus. You have to target bad guys, learn new skills to advance, and remember how to use your controller to jump over that bomb in the road or to avoid the assassin hiding in the corner. The action playing out on screen isn’t real life, but the learnings and effort involved may have real-world applications. For cancer patients who have trouble focusing on certain tasks or remembering what they were looking for in the kitchen, for example,...
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