I was surprised to find out that Dom D’Agostino’s Diet Plan was one of the top searched terms that shows up this blog, and I decided to overhaul it and make it more useful for anyone that the Search Engine Gods send this way. Back when I wrote it, it was just some research I stumbled upon and I made the Explain-Like-I-Am-5 Notes for myself. Wait, Actually that is what I think this blog is like. I write for 5-year-olds.
Ok, First things First, Since we are talking about Cancer and Other diseases here.
I am not playing doctor. Any advice you read on this blog cannot be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you are experiencing a health condition please reach out to a qualified healthcare professional. I repeat, do not use this blog as medical advice to treat yourself or others.
The Woe is Cancer! The disease “loved” by big pharma, hospitals, and the insurance industries alike. Cancer is crazy division of abnormal cells that spread and take over the “normal” cells of the useful organs of the body. And the Premise that you can starve the cancer cells by fasting – seems believable to me. Now, what I believe means nothing to anyone, including me ha! Where is the science? And we will discuss that shortly, but first What is Dom D’Agostino’s Diet and why are people looking for it?
Who is Dom D’Agostino?
You can find most of Dom’s work at his website here, and his social media here. But since you are here looking for this information, Dom has been doing and supporting multiple kinds of clinical researches on Fasting, and Ketosis, and ending Cancer, And he lives the fasting and ketosis lifestyle too, every day. Following Dom and the work of other Scientists, and Doctors I am fairly convinced that most diseases; diabetes, other cardiovascular diseases, and even most cancers are metabolic diseases. Oh, Hippocrates was right, after all. About – Let “food” be your medicine stuff.
And What is Dom D’Agostino’s Diet Plan?
Not only Dom researches on Ketogenic Diet and Fasting he also practices what he preaches. Dom D’Agostino primarily eats a ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, high fat, moderate protein diet. This puts the body into “ketosis”. A state of Ketosis is when your body starts burning fat for fuel instead of sugar and carbohydrates or other stuff that can convert into sugar.
OK. I get it. So what can I eat on Dom’s Ketogenic Diet?
Step 1 – Use an app such as My fitness pal or other apps that can help you count your calories and macro nutrient (Fat, Protein, and Carb) requirements. My benchmark for moderate activity for an average women is 1200 Calories, and Men is 1500 Calories.
Step 2 – Use seafood, chicken, other meats and dairy for protein and fat. Use lots of low carbohydrate vegetables. Keep your net carbohydrates (even from vegetable sources) to under 20 grams per day. Pretty much completely skip the fruits, alcohol and grains.
There are some recipes around here, which if you eat as is (without tortillas, grains, and fruits), they will pass the Ketogenic tests. Such as this Roasted Chicken Recipe – With Herbs and Spices, Easiest Guacamole Recipe You will ever make., Roasted Masala Cashews/ Almonds and Easy Thai Tom Yum Inspired Soup.
What about Fasting?
Now stack up fasting and extended fasting on top of the Ketogenic Diet, and you will see that your body will try to eat the “unwanted”, “abnormal” cells first before getting to fail the organs or eating the muscles. There is also a name for the process. “Autophagy” – That requires a whole blog post of its own. Someone remind me. Atleast that is the hypothesis in a very simple language. This is what scientists such as Dom D’Agostino are trying to prove in more controlled clinical settings. And in the case of Dom – also by example.
So, this doesn’t mean that the ketogenic diet and fasting is the silver bullet that would cure “ALL” cancer, however, it could be a powerful preventive tool as well as a cure if used in conjunction with other treatments!!
And Again, I Repeat – DO NOT DISCOUNT THE MEDICAL ADVICE and go on a fasting spree. Because that gal on the Internet told you so. But, Eat Healthily. Take small steps to live better. Drink water. If you have a family history of Cancer – Try Fasting and a Ketogenic lifestyle. If not all year, try it a few months a year as natural detoxification of the body.
Fasting is not a “new” science.
Whether or not you believe in any religion, all of the ancient religions of the world prescribed mandatory fasting. Where ever the humans downloaded the Religion from, I am sure someone knew some thing either by practice or whatever the prevailing “science” was then when humans were discovering Religion!
Do you have a desk job? You sit at your desk all day and the job stresses you out. You follow through with a cycle of stress eating the first thing you get your hands on. If you want to finally lose all your excess weight, burn belly fat, increase zen, support a healthy inflammation response and repair your broken metabolism. And More of this – without giving up great food, without sweating in the gym. Learn more here – How to start losing your “computer belly” without counting calories, dieting OR sweating in the gym.
What are some benefits of the Ketogenic Diet?
If you are still here check out this popular TED talk by Dom.
One important point to note, not all cancers use sugar for energy and I have not had time to look at each type of cancer either. I am sure there is research available. Ketogenic diets have been found helpful in reversing and preventing the early onset of diabetes, cures Epilepsy that is incurable by other medications. Ketones generated as a result of the Ketogenic Diet controls seizures and protect the brain. Reminds me, Check out the Meryl Streep movie, First Do No Harm, true story of a boy whose severe epilepsy is unresponsive to medications. The boy, Charlie was cured by Ketogenic Diet. The ketogenic diet has been found useful in managing Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which is a connective tissue disease that causes chronic pain and fatigue.
Ok So The Final Conclusion
All that said, if you are healthy (or not) try to eat unprocessed whole foods. Moderate Protein, Lots of vegetables, Fruits to get your other micronutrients. Lots of Water. Get a balanced diet, Reduce intake of grains and sugars in any and all forms. Fast occasionally, or Intermittent Fast Daily. Go outside, get some sunshine. Try to be generally happy, healthy, and hopefully be able to prevent the dis-eases.
Pretty Bad news for the healthcare industry, if you are all healthy and fit. So join my fight against the disease here, And Spread the knowledge. Share this blog with friends and family, so they can live healthily, ever, longer too.
Jerry Seinfeld Experiment: Don’t break the chain. Post #86.
Seen this making rounds on the Internet today. And I can say from living here, that it is the Truth, And a sad reality of the healthcare system in America.
Norway University Calls On Students to Return Home From Countries With ‘Poorly Developed Health Systems’—Such as the USA. Read more here.
And curious to see what you all think of it. Oh and here is something else to think about.
One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three quarters keeps your doctor alive. -Egyptian Proverb.