In early 2012 I discovered the ketogenic diet for cancer. I've understood for many years that different diets work for different people and I was intrigued by it as a possible dietary strategy to heal cancer, so naturally I shared information about it on this site, thinking it might be a viable option for some. At that time there were no other sites as large as mine talking about it.
In 2013, awareness of the keto diet exploded, mostly do to Dr. Mercola's articles, interviews and endorsement of it. Since then, many others have jumped on the bandwagon.
Despite the zealous promoters of it, many of whom I have great respect for, my opinion of the ketogenic diet for cancer has changed.
It started with several long phone conversations and email exchanges I had with my friend
Dr. Patrick Vickers of Northern Baja Gerson Center. He was adamant that the ketogenic diet did not work in healing cancer long term. This coincided with the recurrence of cancer in someone I knew that was promoting the ketogenic diet as effective.
It appeared to have some positive short term results for some people (shrinking tumors), but I was beginning to have some doubts about it working long term. Then came the coup de grace from Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez, an article series on Natural Health 365, which I have reposted here.