Keto Diet

I was finally diagnosed (spelling in English) with a low-grade,

inoperable brainstem glioma – probably an astrocytoma – in

July 2011 by the third neurologist I saw. The first two missed

the diagnosis. I have been on the diet now since September 2011.

Comparing my June 2012 MRI to my most recent November

2012 MRI, there is no growth seen my by my neuro-radiologist

who is in Genova, Italia.

(However, with BS tumors, any growth will be felt before it is seen,

even with the highest performing 12 Tesla MRI machine.)

Also, Savatore, if you are considering radiation, then I

would suggest that you consider contacting Dott.

Angelo Bolognesi at the San Raffaele in Milano.

He uses the University of Wisconsin-Madison discovery,

Tomotherapy or Tomoterapia in italiano. It is far

more focused and wil, hopefully, do less potential

harm the conventional therapy. I have met Dott.

Bolognesi, and he is a kind man who is also

very competent in his field and has had excellent



Department of Radiation Oncology

Scientific Institute San Raffaele

Via Olgettina 60

20132 Milan



Tel. +39-02-26433539

Fax +39-02-26435451


As I appear to be stable using the diet and supplements,

“per il momento,” I am not ready for radiation.

Bravo for your site and enthusiasm.

I know that we must think that we are not dying from brain

tumors by trying to live and survive from them.

Thank you for considering this request.

Kind regards da Nizza,


p.s. I also use meditation and yoga and read this inspiring

quotation from the famous Viennese psychiatristDr. Viktor

Frankl who survived Auschwitz. It is from his book, “Man’s

Search for Meaning,”

We must never forget that we may also find meaning in life when 

confronted with a hopeless situation, when facing a fate that cannot 

be changed. For what matters then is to bear witness to the uniquely 

human potential at its best, which is to transform a personal tragedy 

into a triumph, to turn one’s predicament into a human achievement.

And Salvatore, you are already living this. Complimenti.