I have been on a Ketogenic Diet for three weeks now. First let me dis-spell the word diet as it is not some fad diet. In its purest sense it is a metabolic change from glucose feeding your body to keytones feeding your body. Think of it has eating the hunter-gatherer food verses the western sugar/chemical diet we all enjoy so much. If you do not have a strong
will power when it comes to food then then the Kdiet is not for you. It is all or nothing because either your body is in a Ketogenic state or it isn't. You can't cheat at all as it will take you out of Ketosis and back on glucose feeding. The benefits of Ketosis are real and profound. I studied the Kdiet for two months, with the great help of our member Norton, who is a great guiding light and resource for information. There is an astounding amount of information on the internet from Duke University to the NIH. I have PD and cancer. When I was DX with renal cell carcinoma two years ago I began the research phase of my life. Six months ago I was informed it had moved into my lungs. Fortunately RCC is a slow growing form of cancer. It was then that I knew I had to try something other than toxic standard medical treatment. The Kdiet is what I opted for and thank God I did. I am a disabled Vet from the Vietnam era and was heavily exposed to Agent Orange which has brought on my medical issues including PTSD and Depression. I opted for the Elain Cantin form of Kdiet. Her respected diet is geared towards Cancer and Diabetes. Her book is very informative and a great read. It is not the best Kdiet for PD as it is high in protein. My first catscan of my lungs has shown a great reduction in cancer and I am able to go from a three month catscan schedule to a one year schedule. Next month I have my 6 month MRI of my kidney and that should tell if the Kdiet has helped there also. I know it has because I can feel the tumor shrinking due to the pulling sensation I have so my fingers are crossed but I am confident it is working. Once my cancer is abated I will amend my Kdiet to address PD. I have full support from my VA Primary, Neurologist, and Nutritionist. There is one warning to this diet. DO NOT DO THIS WITHOUT THE HELPOF YOUR DOCTORS AND NUTRITIONISTS. If you study the Kdiet you will see this stated in all articles and it is said for a reason. Switching from glucose to key tones to feed your body (and starve the cancer to death) is a major change to your body and needs monitoring by medical doctors. I could go on for many pages but will end here in hopes of getting a lively discussion going and will add more info as requested.