Elaine Cantin on healing with her modified Ketogenic diet and Breast Cancer


Elaine Cantin on Curing Breast Cancer Naturally photoThere are a lot of updates and warnings on this post. Please read them all then watch Elaine’s very informative story below.


Here’s my take on the modified ketogenic diet for cancer:

It’s healthy, it’s healing, it’s all the foods we should be eating anyway. It lacks all the foods that don’t promote health or are common allergens like dairy, sugar and genetically modified grains. It’s low in sugar and carbohydrates, so much so that it starves cancer and feeds you. It’s chocked full of essential proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins and phytochemicals and if you add a large variety of raw organic plant foods like a satiating amount of raw fats and tons of leafy greens that promote your health and add herbs that help to kill cancer cells, doesn’t that sound like a good way to help your body reverse dis-ease? Diet rules!!

One dangerous issue with ketogenic diets for cancer is when people lose too much weight and start cachexia because they are not eating enough fat, they are not eating enough food and they are not eating often enough. You must eat a lot more food on the ketogenic diet, especially if you eat a lot of raw food, as there is more water in raw food and you feel full faster. Several of the people who share their story on this website have commented that they had to almost double the amount of food they were eating to stop losing weight. You also have to eat more of the right amount of fats (see below).

What does the ‘modified‘ keto mean?

It means you will learn a lot if you read Elaine Cantin’s book (link below) on how she used the modified ketogenic diet (without allergens like dairy!) which resulted in her breast cancer tumor going away twice, hopefully forever!!

A bit more about using raw fats helping to reduce weight loss during ketogenic diet:

The abstract below explains how adding mct or medium chain triglycerides (fats) reduced weight loss in tumour bearing mice.

Medium chain triglycerides are abundant in raw organic coconut fat.

Reduction of weight loss and tumour size in a ca… [Br J Cancer. 1987] – PubMed – NCBI http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3620317

As always, love yourself and follow your body’s messages. If you are losing too much weight that is not a good thing. Please see your physician and supportive health practitioners for advice. You can’t do this alone. Make sure you choose practitioners who are knowledgeable and who support you in every way.



Here’s Elaine’s famous story:

Elaine Cantin was diagnosed with breast cancer and within one week was rushed into have a surgical lumpectomy. Doctors wanted to immediately begin ‘aggressive’ radiation and chemotherapy and this idea frightened Elaine, as she had seen many family members and friends die. Elaine said, “I thought that if I had to go, I would not be going that way.”

Shortly after her lumpectomy the tumor grew back to the size of a small egg. Elaine had to think seriously about having more surgery and treatments. She began researching the Ketogenic diet and after modifying it to remove several allergenic foods, Elaine’s tumor shrunk to the size of a chick pea and then disappeared. Elaine has been told by her oncologist that she is in  remission.

Elaine also has been testing the diet with her fifteen year old son who has been taking insulin for Type 1 Diabetes since he was three years old. As long as he is able to stay on the diet, his blood sugars level and he is able to stop taking insulin. Elaine is conducting further research to see if her modified ketogenic diet can actually reverse Type 1 Diabetes.

Elaine shares her encouraging and uplifting story of how she is healing with breast cancer in this short video interview (below) with Incredible Healing Journals.

UPDATE June 2014: “Here is a message directly from Elaine: “

“Recently there have been a couple of people getting on my keto diet and doing what was reported as “miraculously” well…feeling great too. However, since they were real sick to start with, they were also very skinny or they lost weight at the start of the keto diet if they did not eat enough since it acts as an appetite suppressant.
Their medical doctors advised them to get off my keto diet and load up on carbs and sugar to gain some weight. A couple of people died very quickly after following what they were told and I was told one person is now very weak. My keto diet is non calorie restricted and you can maintain or gain weight while on the keto diet if done properly. You want to feed the healthy cells and starve the cancer and prevent cachexia AND NOT the opposite that occurs when you feed the cancer with the sugar and carbs.

A reference from my book that explains this scientifically:
Reduction of weight loss and tumour size in a cachexia model by a high fat diet.”


UPDATE June 2013: Here is a message directly from Elaine: “For those who missed my previous post or if I was not clear enough, I am doing great. :) I was diagnosed with advanced cancer via biopsy and ultrasound on 3/15/2013 and on 4/19/2013, my CT scan report showed that I only had a small nodule left that could no longer be confirmed with certainty as cancer. Thank God for my diet! Love & health to all of you. ♥” Elaine Cantin


UPDATE April 2013: Elaine is battling breast cancer for the second time. We’ll keep you updated as she progresses in healing.






“I thought that if I had to go, I would not be going that way.”

“At first I didn’t know if I would be dying or not, but that’s the decision that felt right with me, not to go through those treatments.”

“She did it so I figured I could do it too.”

“Ketogenic Diet Major Allergen Free: Dairy, Soy, all the Grains including Wheat and Fructose and Glucose.”

“I decided I was not going to be rushed.”

“From the size of a small egg to about the size of a chickpea – within two weeks.”

“Its my diet of hope, my diet that comes from my heart, my own research, I lived it and I know what its like, I hope it can help others.”

“Sugar Fuels Cancer, That’s the PRIMARY cause of cancer.”

“The more acidic, the more aggressive the cancer is.”

“Dairy is an allergen and research shows it is linked to Diabetes, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s among others.”

“FOOD – Food Is The Most Important!”


The Cantin Ketogenic Diet: For Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes and Other Ailments


The Cantin Ketogenic Diet For Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes and Other Ailments photo For more information about The Cantin Ketogenic Diet For Cancer, Type 1 Diabetes and Other Ailments, click on the book.






Elaine Cantin’s Expertise

I am just a regular girl with a very soft spot for sick children and with a very analytical mind. What characterizes me the most is that when I set my mind on doing something, I don’t give up until I succeed. I love to learn, I am self motivated and I cannot help it, I am a leader. I am a firm believer that if there is a will there is a way, and if you believe you can achieve something, you will.


Connect with Elaine

On Facebook:   facebook.com/groups/ElaineAlternativeHealthTIps/



19 Responses to “Elaine Cantin on healing with her modified Ketogenic diet and Breast Cancer”

  1. In the US you can buy it at any book store. I bought mine on Amazon.

  2. Elaine: I like how people want to know what kind of cancer you had b/c they're afraid your research/book/diet won't work for them. It works!! I was diagnosed w/stage 1 uterine cancer and 12 very large tumors on the outside of my uterus and cysts on my ovaries. I was scheduled 3 weeks out for a complete hysterectomy. I am a CNHP (certified natural health professional) and I've been getting myself educated in digestive enzymes. I made every effort to keep myself calm and not overreact to the diagnosis. I refused to be afraid. I immediately ordered your book from Amazon. When I received it I read it cover to cover and began my 4 day water fast. I followed the diet to the letter. 80% alkaline foods/20% acid foods. I also took Venus Fly Trap Tincture from Barlow Herbs, drank Galaxy Antioxidant Juice from Juuva, and took 3 types of digestive enzymes from a professional company who's name I cannot mention here (they sell only to practitioners). 3 weeks I followed this protocol and the day of surgery I asked my dr. to take another biopsy and scan to which he replied, NO. He could not possibly comprehend how what I was doing would make a difference. Until . . . the morning after surgery, he came into my room scratching his head with a puzzled look on his face. What happened to the tumors? There are only tick marks where something HAD been. What happened to the cancer? They found not a single cell. What did you do in the last 3 weeks? I told him. He stopped me and said – this is not standard of care – I cannot use any of this info b/c I'm bound to follow the surgery, chemo, radiation protocol. (Which I refer to as cutting it out, burning it out and poisoning it out.) Even though nothing was found in the lab, he still tried to convince me I needed chemo and vaginal radiation. What? You want to burn my Va-jayjay? NOOOO!! Have you lost your mind??? No no and bloody hell no. I've gotten my every 3 month pap tests, and nothing. Every month I do 4 days of water fasting. I stay on the diet b/c I realize it is the complete integrity of the body. Incidentally, I had Osteoporosis, and I don't have it any more. I had researched a book for Osteoporosis called Save Our Bones by Vivian Goldschmidt, MA, and everything is about the same as in your book. Alkalinity is the name of the health game. And avoiding sugar like the plague! I do take Diatomaceous Earth every day b/c the silica is actually grasped by the bones. So thank you and God bless you Elaine for listening to your higher self and writing your book. You are an inspiration to me and don't pay attention to nay-sayers that try to discount your information. I also have 4 clients who had ovarian cancer with only 2 weeks to 2 months to live and I shared the same protocol with them and a year later they are healthy, cancer free – lost massive amounts of weight and are out there running and walking miles a day – just so happy to be alive and looking absolutely like the picture of health. They will follow your book the rest of their lives (which will probably be very long time). I'm proud of you and very grateful for you! I call you my friend and I talk to anyone who will listen. I have referred your book to appx. 250 people. I hope your sales have gone up!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kelly, Thanks so much for your comment and I’m sooooo glad you have found this diet and used it so well!! Keep on spreading the news!!! p.s. I shared this in Elaine’s Facebook Group!! :) Lisa oxo

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  4. hi Elaine, I also am interested in the ketogenic diet and your book. Could you please tell me your exact pathology. I am 90%ER, 15% PR, HER2 neg, and Ki67 35. It would help me to know which kind of breast cancers seem to benefit from this diet. Thank you for your passion.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lisa, If you would like to ask Elaine questions, please join her Facebook Group. Scroll below for more information and a link to her Private Facebook Group.

  5. Ann Williams says:

    Hi Elaine thanks for your inspiring story I have type 2 Diabetes and a lot more ailment so I've just ordered you book to try the diet myself will let you know how I get on speak soon

  6. Hi Elaine. Thanks a lot for your very inspiring story. I share your story. Let me know how I can get this wonder diet and where I can get your book. I am in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa.

  7. Cyndi Cicotello McFarland says:

    Elaine is doing fine now. When she had her recurrence, she realized her almond milk had an allergen in it and she was also under some stress that she was not dealing with properly.
    Her tumor has shrunk back down again & is quite small.

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  10. Nicole Stroupe says:

    Elaine, I have been on this diet for 5 weeks! It is awesome! I have felt better, have more energy, and less pain! The book is awesome! It is like my food bible! I still take chemo! As a matter of fact I went for it today! My tumor marker is still going down! I don't care what the doctors say, the way u eat is the best cure for cancer! Thanks so much for sharing your story! Proverbs 3:5-6 / Mark 11:22-24.

  11. Sheila Martin says:

    When was Elaine diagnosed? How long cancer free?

  12. Janet Maday says:

    My husband has pancreatic cancer and I believe in this diet. Thank you Elaine!

  13. Evangelina Aguilar says:

    love to you dearest! you are an inspiration! I am grateful for you! xoxo

  14. Leonghuat Tan says:

    Radiation and chemotherapy alternative.

  15. LeAnn Weaver says:

    My friend Elaine Cantin on how she dealt with breast cancer – wonderful miracle! Please watch – you won't be sorry.

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