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Below is a compilation of the latest science and management strategies in cancer, epilepsy, obesity, diabetes, inflammation and other disease processes currently being employed throughout the world by more and more physicians. 

Please view the following you tube videos to gain understanding of how and why to apply the Ketogenic Therapeutic Diet in your life to prevent, manage and cure many metabolic diseases.  All the best, Dr Payne

CANCER Research


Adrienne Scheck, PhD    Adrienne Scheck PhD

senior research scientist at the Institute of Molecular Medicine at Phoenix Children's Hospital. Also, adjunct professor at Arizona State University and Associate Investigator at the Cancer Biology Program at The University of Arizona, as well as adjunct professor at Barrow Neurological Institute where she has conducted 

cancer research since 1989. 

 Dr Scheck explains how the Ketogenic Therapeutic Diet is utilized as adjunct therapy to standard of care for cancer patients. Clear and easy to understand the process.  Dr Scheck explains for physicians and those working in the cancer field the process of cancer research and outcomes.  Dr Scheck explains when to start the Properly Formulated Ketogenic Diet for a newly diagnosed cancer patient.

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS


Miriam Kalamian MS CNS

discusses her experience with the Ketogenic Diet and her son's cancer. Highlighting prevention of cancer and using the diet as add on therapy in the treatment of cancer.

Her book KETO FOR CANCER is available online. Her talk and the book are based on the work of

Dr Thomas Seyfried at Boston College. 

Eugene J Fine, MD

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS


Eugene J Fine MD

Professor of Radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine discusses the clinical effect of the Ketogenic Diet in advanced tumor suppression. 

Kris Smith, MD

Mariam Kalamian, MS, CNS

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD


Kris Smith MD

Neurosurgeon and brain tumor specialist at Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Arizona. He discusses the use of the Ketogenic Therapeutic Diet for cancer patients and also his personal experience living the

KETO life as well.

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD


Dominic D'Agostino PhD

University of South Florida College of Medicine and Molecular Pharmacology, discusses the connection between epilepsy and cancer utilizing

Ketogenic Biochemistry clinically. 

Thomas Seyfried, PhD

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

Thomas Seyfried, PhD


Thomas Seyfried PhD

Boston College, world renown researcher in the field of cancer as a metabolic disease discusses

the physiology of ketones

and glucose in cancer. 

Jong Rho, MD

Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

Thomas Seyfried, PhD


Jong Rho MD

Head of Pediatric Neurology at Alberta Children's Hospital discusses the    neuro-protective and disease altering effect of the KETO diet in many different disease processes.

Emerging Science



Newsletter posted June 26, 2018

Hello to all,
Our newsletter today concerns the molecular biochemistry pathway known as gluconeogenesis. This discussion describes how your body converts protein (from any source) into glucose (sugar) on a continual 24-hour basis for your entire life. 

For many years I traveled 40 weekends out of the year teaching physicians basic biochemistry so they could help their patients maintain proper weight, overcome type II diabetes, stabilize and reverse epilepsy and reverse many other metabolic diseases. Gluconeogenesis was far and away the most interesting segment of the seminar for the docs.


All doctors had to memorize this pathway in their education. But very few were taught how to apply gluconeogenesis in their daily practices. It is critical understanding. One simply cannot make correct food choices without knowing and adhering to protein to sugar conversion facts.

What are these scientific truths?

-It is known that anywhere from 25 to 32 % of protein is  converted into sugar.
-Protein conversion helps stabilize blood sugar levels.
-Eating Carbohydrate to provide needed sugar, in the strictest
  scientific terms, is unnecessary because gluconeogenesis
  will provide all the sugar one needs
, automatically every  single day. ( this part always shocked the docs ).

As you read the article learn why, in those that need to lose weight or reverse type II diabetes or control blood glucose levels for any number of other diseases, have to apply the correct understanding of all facets of gluconeogenesis in their daily lives.

All the best as you deepen your understanding of human metabolism,
Dr Payne


Kidney Disease

Newsletter posted June 14, 2018

Hello to all,
Our newsletter today extends a series of explanations I have given over the years to shed scientific light on various subjects that have concerned patients and students. In previous years due to ignorance, lack of good science  and vested interest the keto diet was poorly understood by some. 

Fortunately, due to modern science and the world wide explosion in top notch research most of these misunderstandings have been dispelled.
The subject I have chosen today is rarely discussed in today's world but from time to time it appears again.

To wit, Does the KETO DIET cause kidney damage or kidney disease? The short answer is, simply, IT DOES NOT !  In fact
the Ketogenic Therapeutic Diet is used world wide to reverse the primary cause of kidney disease which is obesity and diabetes.

Via short videos listen to world experts in kidney function, diabetes , obesity and KETO Diet strategies discuss the subject.

Jason Fung MD, Nephrologist (kidney specialist)

and KETO expert.

Sarah Hallberg DO, Founder and Medical Director at Indiana University Arnett Health Medical Weight Loss Program

Richard Bernstein MD,  perhaps the leading authority in the world concerning diabetes and its effects on kidneys. Founder of online Diabetes University video training program. 

He is a type 1 diabetic.

Once again, gaining accurate knowledge helps us all to dispel
old myths that harm our health.

All the best,
Dr Payne


Newsletter posted  March 11, 2018

Hello to all,
Our newsletter today is critical understanding for every single one of us. From the Journal Psychology  and written by Georgia Ede MD. This is the best stand alone article I have ever read in my career that lays out ACCURATE scientific information that all of us need to institute a healthy life plan.


*What is cholesterol, where does it come from, and what does it do in my brain and body?

*How does the brain actually make cholesterol within itself so that you can maintain sufficient cholesterol to power your brain

*How do statins (cholesterol lowering medications) effect our brains and body?

*What is the HMG CoA brain and liver pathway and how do statins effect this critical function?

*Should you be concerned about using statin meds?

*What is insulin resistance and how does it cause heart disease?

*Does sugar and other highly processed food actually cause high LDL levels ( not saturated fat or cholesterol)?

*Are statins really effective in preventing first time heart attacks?

In light of this article (and many others), should you undertake a new eating habit to reduce insulin resistance and improve your body's biochemistry rather than  making no lifestyle improvements and relying only on medication to prevent heart disease ?

Please share this newsletter far and wide to help others gain a better understanding about how to really improve their health.

Please read the article and reread it. When finished you should be able to answer for yourself all the provocative questions above.

All the best,
Dr Payne