Given the lack of support from my oncologist, I was skeptical about the diet. Patricia, your warm, kind, caring attitude combined with your nutritional expertise was exactly what I needed both emotionally and intellectually to calm my nerves, become inspired, and take action to implement the diet.
I have noticed feeling much less hungry throughout the day, and a more stable mood. I dropped from 175 pounds to 150 pounds, where my weight has stabilized. This is an ideal body weight for me, a weight I was unable to achieve through dieting over the years.
More importantly, on the cancer front: I implemented the keto diet at the same time I began 6 months of chemotherapy due to 2 lung mets (original diagnosis of soft tissue sarcoma). In the 6 months after I started the diet, both lung mets shrunk about 60%. When I had surgery to have the mets removed, one of the two mets had cancer in it, the other one was completely dead tissue, meaning the cancer had been completely eradicated. This result surprised my oncologist. While I will never be able to say for sure what caused me to have such positive results (keto alone, chemo alone, or a combo), I feel confident saying the ketogenic diet was in part responsible for my very positive results.
Although the keto diet presents challenges, I think working with Patricia has given me information to become an expert on the diet for myself. The diet has given me a sense of control that was completely absent from the western medicine perspective.
Patricia is genuinely caring, and this comes through in all of my interactions with her!
The ketogenic diet is complex and overwhelming, especially to someone unfamiliar with the diet. Patricia breaks it down, and this helps implementing the diet much more manageable.