Woman Chronicles Mother's Journey of Overcoming Cancer through Keto Diet
Any way you can
That's the time Grandma Rose Bosworth was anticipated to live if she chose to forego treatment for lymphocytic leukemia. Two years later, her story of skipping chemotherapy and a few meals became the best seller on Amazon's inspirational books list in just that: six months.
In "Anyway You Can," Annette Bosworth, M.D., chronicles the journey of her mother, "Grandma Rose," with the ketogenic diet in overcoming cancer.
In 2016, Grandma Rose told her daughter that, if her doctor prescribed a third round of chemotherapy, she would decline.
"Every dose sucked a little more life out of me," she said. "I felt dead if I took the chemo, and I was going to die if I didn't--I was trapped."
When the order came for the third round, her daughter, who had practiced internal medicine for 20 years, whispered, "Mom, let me show you what I would do. Give me six weeks."
After months of research and prayer, "Dr. Boz" threw conventional medicine to the side and recommended her mother try a ketogenic diet.
"Keto" has swept the nation in the last year, as a tool for both weight and health improvement. By consuming a diet loaded with fat, sprinkled with protein and nearly absent of carbohydrates, patients trick their bodies into ketosis, causing them to burn fat for energy, rather than carbs.
"My daughter explained that shifting my blood chemistry to ketosis would stress my cancer cells, yet strengthen my immune system and brain," Grandma Rose said.
After six weeks of ketosis, Dr. Bosworth and her mother returned to the cancer doctor, to learn that her cancer numbers had fallen by 30 percent ... without chemotherapy.
Who is Dr. Boz?
In her debut publication, "Anyway You Can," Dr. Annette Bosworth, M.D., chronicles her mother's journey to overcome a bleak cancer diagnosis without the harsh side effects of chemotherapy. The 365-page book inspires patients around the globe to take control of their health. Since its release in February 2018, the book has reached Amazon Top Seller status both in print and audiobook form on Amazon and led more than 50,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel, Dr. Boz.
"The amazing support for the book and the blog has been a welcomed surprise," Bosworth said. "As a token of thanks to supporters, the Kindle version will be on sale Nov. 10-17 for $0.99."
"Dr. Boz" is a Sioux Falls-based internal medicine physician with 20 years of experience helping patients overcome long-term, chronic conditions through lifestyle adjustment, preventive medicine, and other therapeutic paths.
In addition to medicine and her newfound writing and video ventures, Dr. Boz empowers audiences at town halls, jails, churches and universities through her powerful medical testimony. In seminars, radio shows, and lectures, she encourages those faced with tough odds to "fight it Anyway You Can."