Dr. Dawn Lemanne – 'Carbohydrate Restriction in Cancer Therapy'

Dr. Dawn Lemanne is a Stanford-trained, board-certified integrative and medical oncologist. Dr. Lemanne has published in peer-reviewed journals and has authored textbook chapters in integrative oncology. She holds degrees in biophysics, public health, medicine, and science writing from the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, San Francisco, and Johns Hopkins University.

In 2016, Dr. Lemanne co-authored the book “N of 1,” the story of a man’s Harvard-documented recovery from a form of leukemia using non-conventional methods. Dr. Lemanne is recognised as a leader in the Quantified Self movement. Specifically, she is a proponent of rigorously designed single-subject studies that investigate the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in chronic disease.

Dr. Lemanne is head of the Independent Metabolic Research Group, a collaboration of health professionals investigating the effects of diet, exercise, sleep, and supplements on biomarkers relevant to malignancy and other chronic diseases. She is the founder of Oregon Integrative Oncology in Ashland, Oregon, where she currently practices.

A .PDF version of the slides used in this presentation is available here; http://denversdietdoctor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Dawn-Lemanne-Carbohydrate-Restriction-in-Cancer-Therapy.pdf
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  1. I hope you teach on the side. You are a very effective educator. Many med students would benefit from your lectures.

  2. Sucks that not all oncologists are up to date with fasting and chemo, or that nutritionists and dietitians are still urging patients “to eat whatever they want”. As a caregiver trying to do my best for my loved one, having the oncologist, dietitian, and Cancer Society opposing fasting is very frustrating, or in the least to encourage patients to remove all processed foods and processed sugars, would help caregivers be able to say no, it’s best you eat fruit rather than a rice crispy ???? please fix our health system

  3. And you restrict the dangerous Methionine and Cystine when fasting (50-72 hours/ a few times every month).

  4. Oh and this is the first time I was told why fasting has a protective effect on cells… because they don't divide. Makes so much sense now — and makes sense as to why fasting slows aging.

  5. This was an amazing presentation. I was particularly thrilled that she pointed out cholesterol has a protective effect on cancer. This presentation should be watched by 90% of all doctors, oncologist or not.

  6. This is gold, thanks so much. I was 70 kgs and down to 57 kgs in 6 months after stage 3 uterine cancer diagnosis. I juiced a lot, stopped eating meat, went on the Budwig protocol. (The cancer I have Looks like lynch syndrome, so no link to diabetes and obesity). Anyway, I have lost lean muscle, it’s v noticeable, I was concerned about cancer cachexia and now it seems like complete sense. I had a feeling i needed to try a ketogenic diet, so now I will. Also fasting before, during and after chemo infusions. This talk gives me great confidence

  7. 3:18 20 – 30 years. I'll be dead by then.
    6:38 I need to know which type of breast cancer. Right now! Where do I find this information?
    [rips thru all my papers and can't find the ones that tell me what kind of Cancer I have… panics]
    9:18 Since the only variable mentioned here was carbs – and they were lowered – the fat on the body could have been a determining factor also. The "WHELS & WINS" ratio implies this. If the fat on the body was consumed to make ketones ("weight loss") so the overall metabolism shifted away from glucose, there was an improvement.
    Who's not paying attention?
    12:31 Insulin Receptor Growth Factor
    17:25 OMG I totally guessed it! Cancer is Ancient! It prolly evolved before there was Oxygen on the Planet!
    36:10 I'm going to fast 48 hours before Chemo! Thank you!!!

    39:00 LOL This is my plan. Exactly.
    42:39 I attended a Cancer Support Group Speaker Meeting this last week where a Dietician was advising us to do this. She was 200% Gung-ho on the Cancer is a genetic disease model and made fun of people who were restricting carbs. It was hard for me (a Trauma Survivor) not to burst into tears of fly into a rage at this meeting. The next day my blood sugar was a mess and I was comatose most of the day. Cortisol Poisoning, maybe? Anyone studying that?

  8. Well presented and valuable information. My question in response to this information is, would periodic fasting and keto or low carb diets reduce the initial formation of many cancers, excluding any need for treatment.

    My religion asks for us to fast monthly and give the savings to care for the poor and needy. This same religion is known for their good health and longevity, (and if more faithfully practiced the benefits may be more well known).

    After about 3 years into keto, I believe we will end up knowing that a keto style diet combined with minor calorie restrictions, will leads to avoiding large meals and extended triggered insulin, and this will be the secret to health and longevity.

    I think some fruit and berries in season may be safety added, if the person is thin, and when the diet includes higher fat, moderate to low protein, and carbs from non starchy vegetables, including limited seeds, grains and nuts. But the most important thing is not to get over weight or, if so, the diet needs further restrictions, such as eliminating the fruit, grains, berries, etc. All good food benefits us if we are working and staying on the thin side, but idleness leads to weight gain and then the rules all change.

  9. i just wonder what would result from a no protein no carb diet. all fats and oils. there would have to be a significant reduction in available fuels.

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