When I was young I never felt the cold, but for about 30 years I’ve suffered badly with Raynaud’s a.k.a. White Finger - it even forced me to quit snow-boarding. I’ve now been on a Keto Diet and in ketosis for over 3 months (and off all Ropinirole and Sinemet for 2 months) and I’ve gradually noticed that I don’t feel the cold anymore. Today, as an experiment I went for a half hour walk with my wonderful wife. Although it was only 15C with a stiff breeze, I deliberately under-dressed with a thin sleeveless shirt and open sandals - my wife was wearing winter boots and a warm jacket. Somewhat to my astonishment, I was perfectly comfortable - my hands were cool, but a good colour and felt fine - and my back was also pain-free.
Whilst I am taking thiamine and other vitamins, my gut feeling - pun intended - is that my Keto Diet is the cause of the change. Let’s hope that the Parkinson’s Disease will eventually succumb to the (very tasty) new diet too!
Has anyone else noticed this effect?
Best regards, Phil 2bats