July 10, 2008 at 7:36 am #14267violarobMember
I did some research on the CAAT protocol as developed by the A.P. John Institute, when I was first diagnosed. I adopted many of the dietary suggestions and recommended supplements without paying the $1,000/month for the amino acids and personal consultations.
The CAAT protocol is actually very similar to the diet and supplement program recommended by Patrick Quillan in his book, “Beating Cancer with Nutrition”. This book is a classic in cancer treatment, dealing with diet, supplements, vitamins, minerals, alternative treatments, etc. I highly recommend it as a starting point. It is also loaded with references to articles in standard scientific/medical journals for those who want to verify facts and claims made for various supplements and treatments.
I feel I have benefitted from the information I got from the A.P. John web site and from the Quillan book. I don’t think it is necessary to fork over the $1,000/month, but that is a personal judgement call. Some people really appreciate having a personal coach to guide them, and believe in the extra benefit they get from the amino acid formula obtained from A.P John.
Good luck to those trying a dietary regimen to fight their cancer!
Violarob in TexasDecember 18, 2007 at 6:13 pm #14266marionsModerator
I don’t have any knowledge in re: to the CAAT diet however, Amino Acids were discussed in my interview with Dr. Gorter. His recommendations are noted mainly for the specific purpose of counteracting adverse reactions caused by the administration of chemotherapy.
MarionsDecember 18, 2007 at 5:48 pm #14265
Has anyone else tried CAAT? If so, what results have you had?
ThanksMay 7, 2007 at 3:24 pm #14264747jetmechParticipant
I will pass the info on to my folks
TomMay 7, 2007 at 1:46 pm #14263
My father was on CAAT for about 7 or 8 months. (from about Sept 05 – April Apr 06)
He is still doing well. I advised him to do exactly what was outlined. He gained strength and is doing well after the amino acid reduction as the drs wasn’t willing to try anything until they saw him doing much better than before. He continues to take the supplements we purchase on our own. I haven’t found any other formula for less, unfortunately. Plus at that time, we were paying COBRA insurance.
We have good results so far. We will have another ct scan perhaps in a month because we had to change medical services as his COBRA is exhausted.
CharleneMay 6, 2007 at 11:32 pm #14262747jetmechParticipant
My father has intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and started the CAAT diet about a month ago. We had his blood work done before and after he started the diet.
His blood work results have shown the numbers have dropped except for his tumor marker and bilirubin. He feels a little weak and I am not sure if that is because of his diet or the cancer.
I have several questions.
1 – Since his diet was poor before he started this CAAT program, wouldn’t any healthier eating habits improve his blood work numbers?
2 – Has anyone had good results with this diet without forking over a $1000.00 for a specific amino acids?
I want to make sure that my parents are not taken for a ride. I read that some of you are drinking carrot juices and the person my parents are talking to at AP Johns are saying no, because of sugar.
TomNovember 29, 2006 at 10:19 pm #14261
When I decided to look into this treatment, I tried to talk to a liver transplant dr after he attempted resection. Of course, he did not want to hear it. However, his assistant would ask us questions because of how well my father was doing when they told us it was nothing else they could do. I would send his lab #s to the AP John Institute and they would tell us what to increase or decrease.
He has not been on the amino acid but he continue to take the supplements.
The only issues that arise we encountered thus far are the stents. They need to be replaced every 3 months, but he is never in pain or nor does he swell or retain fluid. So we are very thankful for that.
-CharleneNovember 29, 2006 at 9:08 pm #14260peterMember
Who does your Dad have overseeing the Amino acid treatments. Is it a naturopath perhaps or a progressive oncologist who is administering this in conjunction with the chemo?
Thanks for posting your Dad’s great results. May he stay ‘stable’ for many years.
-PeterNovember 28, 2006 at 9:18 pm #14259
Has anyone else tried this alternative treatment and did more investigation? My father ct scan revealed ‘disease is stable’. Tumor maker CA-19-9 is 3.June 13, 2006 at 2:01 pm #14258
CAAT is an amino acid and carbohydrate deprivation protocol using scientifically formulated amino acids. The objective of the CAAT protocol is to strategically and scientifically use the chemical reactions and interactions of amino acids, foods and nutritional supplements to alter or impair the development of cancer cells by interfering with the five basic requirements of cell formation (structure, energy, blood vessels, growth hormones and functions).
Call (877)-260-1588 and ask for Angelo. He can explain all the ‘details’.
My father has not taken the Amino Acid for about 3 weeks now but he is currently taking the recommended supplements. He is on Gemzar and Xeloda and really has not been ‘sick’ for the chemo. His biggest complaint is being tired because sometimes he just over do it.
I must say, I am happy he is feeling and doing well but yet I am still frightened and I just continue to read about cancer and see what it actually is. But based on all the information that I have read abut cancer is its ‘abnormal’ cells that just continue to multiply. The the job of chemo with it many side effects is the stop that process. CAAT is a ‘natural’ chemo without the side effects. It can also be used in conjuction with chemo as it has helped my father maintain a good weight and a appetite. He has been on CAAT since Aug 05, diagnosed June 21. Its almost a year. The doctors told him at that time ‘there’s nothing we can do for you’. But when he came for a ‘check up in Dec, his tumor markers were less than 2.5 (normal range 1-35) so the decided chemo. His Alk Phos was 800, now its 160. (normal range 1-150) His oncologiest is amazed at him overall blood work.
I hope this help you. If you have any more questions, please ask me.
CharleneJune 12, 2006 at 5:52 pm #14257kathysueMember
Can you explain more about this alternative therapy?June 6, 2006 at 7:01 pm #145
My father is doing this alternative treatment and is doing quite well.
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