Killing and Starving Cancer Cells Using the Power of Ketogenic Diets, Metabolic Therapies, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Combined with Standard of Care with Dominic D'Agostino, Ph.D.
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This episode is brought to you by Cozy Earth, Maui Nui, and Lumebox. We’ve heard about Dr. Thomas Seyfried’s groundbreaking research and approach to cancer as a disease of metabolic dysfunction. Today’s guest was inspired by Dr. Seyfried’s metabolic approach and conducted his own research on brain cancer cells using ketone-based metabolic therapy and hyperbaric oxygen. His findings were mind-blowing! Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Dominic D’Agostino to discuss his extensive research on brain cancer cells placed in ketosis and under the pressure of hyperbaric oxygen. Dr. D’Agostino shares why his findings provide further insight into the idea that cancer cell growth can be metabolically managed. He also discusses how exercise and a low-carbohydrate diet can be used as metabolic therapies to reduce cancer risk. Dr. D’Agostino shares the critical tests we should focus on to assess our metabolic health and the essential supplements that can support ketosis.  Dr. Dominic D’Agostino is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine, Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology, where he develops and tests metabolic therapies, including alternative energy substrates and ketogenic agents for neurological disorders, cancer, and wound healing. While studying the effects of gasses on the brains of Navy Seal divers, he developed an approach for metabolically starving cancer cells through diet and compressed oxygen, replacing chemotherapy, surgery, or radiation.   In this episode, Dhru and Dr. D’Agostino dive into (audio version / Apple Subscriber version): The most innovative approaches to cancer (00:00:11 / 00:00:11)  The metabolic approach to cancer (1:30/1:30) Using the hyperbaric approach in cancer patients (13:00/ 9:03) The results of Dr. A’gostino’s studies on mice (17:00 / 13:50) How this research translates to patients (22:00 / 18:05) Why a ketogenic diet can be therapeutic (37:00 / 32:04) The role of exercise in cancer prevention (53:00 / 46:35) What lifestyle factors should we be doubling down on for prevention (55:00 / 50:14) Dr. D’Agostino’s thoughts on a low carbohydrate diet (1:01:00 / 56:30) The therapeutic benefits of ketosis (1:11:00 / 1:06:40) Supplements that can support ketosis (1:19:00 / 1:12:43) How to measure for ketosis (1:24:00 / 1:18:30) Checking the status of your metabolic health (1:26:00 / 1:21:30) Where to find community (1:34:00 / 1:28:16) Also mentioned in this episode: Keto Start Donate to the University of Florida (Metabolic Therapy and Cancer Research #250244) Levels  To learn more about Dr. D’Agostino, follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or his website.  Right now, get 40% off your Cozy Earth sheets. Just head over to and use code DHRUP. Right now, Maui Nui Venison is offering my community 20% off your first purchase. Just go to or enter the code D-H-R-U at check out to get 20% off and up your high-quality protein today. Lumebox is offering my community $260 off their FDA-approved portable Red Light device! That's over 40% off! Go to and get your Red Light device.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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