Saturday, 28 March 2015

Eating brains for brain cancer

Yesterday I added grass fed lamb's brains to my ketogenic diet. Because we are squeamish about eating brain in this country my local butcher gave me 6 quality sheep's brains for free! I read an interesting article recently about this recently...

I also found some videos of Gordon Ramsey (with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) and and another video from Heston Blumenthal cooking brains. I understand brain is a delicacy in many top restaurants around the world so I was even more interested in trying it. Here are the videos:

Obviously I would make KETO versions of these recipes! Let's think about this...

Sometimes the unorthodox approach is perhaps the most sensible. Consider this: 

Brains are built from large amounts of selected fatty acids and specialist components that when eaten could have a potent healing effect to manage/reverse neuroinflammation and improve cognitive functioning. 

Brain is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are anti-inflammatory and phosphatidylserine lipids in cell membranes play a significant role in apoptosis, blood clotting, and so could be beneficial in combating neurodegenerative disease. 

Numerous studies with Alzheimers over the years have produced some very interesting results. Phosphatidylserine made from cow brains seems to improve attention, language skills, memory in ageing people with declining thinking skills.

As the brain is mostly fat I feel it compliments my ketogenic diet perfectly and tastes brilliant with egg and ghee. 

Here are some videos I made of me cooking and eating brain for Brain Tumour Research's Wear a Hat Day yesterday! Enjoy!...

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


  1. Started reading your blog from the beginning. It is so helpful as I strive to understand what my husband is going through (grade III anaplastic astrocytoma on his motor cortex controlling left leg found 11/26/15, diagnosed 2/16/16). Thank you

    1. Thank you. This was a rather 'quirky' post, but I hope you find the posts about DHA and also magnesium particularly useful. I feel an optimal balance of omega 3 and omega 6 is vital to ensure the best outcome.

    2. I read them and I did find them useful. So much information to search through but I am glad it's out there to help navigate this confusing time. Thanks for responding! Been listening to your various podcast interviews. :)