Joe Mancaruso is kicking cancer to the curb with keto.
Joe Mancaruso, a 56-year-old fitness club owner, has been battling terminal lung cancer without chemotherapy using the low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet.
In an exclusive interview, Mancaruso revealed why he decided to quit conventional cancer treatment and rely on a ketogenic diet.
Mancaruso, of Midland, Texas, has been following the ketogenic diet (which for him involves a macronutrient ratio of 78% fat, 17% protein, and 5% carbs) since February 2014 after deciding he was no longer interested in doing chemotherapy to treat his Stage 4 lung cancer.
Overcame testicular cancer with chemo in 1985
Joe, who does not smoke, previously overcame testicular cancer in 1985 with four rounds of chemo.
In May 2013, Mancaruso was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer and began treating it with the chemotherapy drug Alimta (at the hefty cost of $10,000 per dose every month). Joe said he suffered seizures and a weakened immune system as a result of chemo, and decided he had enough.
"After three rounds of Alimta, I decided no more chemo," said Mancaruso. "So I tried several diets, and finally ended up following the ketogenic diet, combined with supplements, exercise, sunshine and heat therapy."