Keto, Paleo diets and Cancer

Just curious if anyone is following a Keto, Paleo or other anti-inflammatory diet for cancer?  I have seen a couple of folks post about this on a follicular lymphoma FB page I follow, but the comments quickly get nasty.  People on here are always so nice : )

I did some research on keto and there are some interesting NIH studies.  But when I spoke to my PCP she recommended Paleo, as apparently Keto tricks your brain into thinking it's starving, which is why so many people use it for weight loss.  But both are anti-inflammatory diets.

Thinking of giving this a shot, not as a fad diet but lifestyle change.  Problem is that I've never met a carb I didn't like!  Any comments, experiences, thoughts would be appreciated!  


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You could give it a try and if you don't like it, then stop. There are people with Autoimmune diseases who follow Keto but I didn't know that Paleo was recommended. I was vegan and vegetarian in my early 30's for about 5 years total, out of necessity though; after my first "tour", lol, with chemo in 1991-92, I had trouble with both the smell of, and digestion of meat. Truth be told, physically I felt no better and no worse while I was veg. I know a young woman who is diabetic and used keto for weight loss. Well, it can't hurt, right?😉
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