Before booking a consultation: FAQ
Zsófia Clemens, Csaba Tóth
Below are the questions that we typically receive from new patients. Please, check if you have the same/similar question.
Below are the questions that we typically receive from new patients. Please, check if you have the same/similar question.
In which diseases is the paleolithic ketogenic diet effective?
Below you will find a list of diseases in which the paleolithic ketogenic diet proves to be effective. We have encountered almost every medical condition. Yet, infectious and traumatic disorders, as well as surgical cases, fall into a separate category. In addition, there are always exceptions, rare diseases, or rare medical situations. Therefore, when it comes to individual cases, we will only be able to respond in light of the full knowledge of the medical records and during the consultation. However, we can safely say that if you have a non-genetic chronic medical condition, we can either cure it or improve it significantly if you follow our recommendations. Below you can read an extensive but not complete list of the diseases we most often come across and treat with success:
- Metabolic syndrome conditions
Type 2 diabetes
- Autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis)
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Wegener’s granulomatosis and other granulomatous
New-onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew’s disease)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
Soft palate cancer
- Other Conditions
Other sleep issues: snoring, restless legs syndrome (RLS)
Transient global amnesia
Toxicosis of pregnancy
Coronary artery bypass surgery
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
Breast and ovary cysts
Epilepsy (generalized epilepsy, localization-related epilepsy, other forms of epilepsy)
Dry eye syndrome
All forms of anemia
Upper respiratory tract infections
Uncertain abdominal complaints
I am a vegetarian. Can you help me?
If you are ready to change your diet, then yes, we can help you. But we will not be able to help you if you are not willing to change your diet.
My mother/father/friend is suffering from a disease. Can you help me persuading them to consult with you and to start following the PKD?
We cannot help with this. It is their own and free decision what to eat and what therapy to follow. We can only help those who have already made their own decision and are open to our suggestions.
I want to stop taking my medications / I do not want to stop taking my medications. Please, advise!
Whether you need or do not need your medicines is an individual medical decision. We can give medicine-related advice only to those patients who take part in the 2-weeks follow-up program and adhere to the diet. We cannot provide such advice in advance because it would not be safe.
You are currently following up my wife/husband/daughter/son/mother/father. I am worried. I would like to inquire about his/her condition.
Please, be informed that we are in contact only with the patient himself/herself. We understand that you are concerned, but we can not give any information without their consent. If you would like to receive information about your loved one, they need to provide us with his/her consent to answer your question.
Are you able to help me? I cannot purchase your program without having a prior answer to this question.
Most patients with chronic diseases are helped by our method. But your cooperation, perseverance are also needed. You also need to follow our recommendations to see results. What we can say to you is that we are doing our best and using most of our experience in order to help you.
I was diagnosed with histamine intolerance, familiar hypercholesterinaemia, adrenal fatigue etc… I was said that your diet and method might worsen my condition.
When it comes to the PKD and its use in different diseases, we suggest not relying on others who do not have a medical background or have no experience with the PKD specifically. In our program, we will also check the correctness of your diagnosis and revise it if needed. We will discuss whether any of the given diagnoses is a bogus, fake diagnosis and, if so, what may be the root of your problem in your case.
I am a cancer patient. Are you able to treat me with the press-pulse method, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, 2-deoxy-glucose, or the (Buteyko) breathing technique?
Please, be aware that we do not support these practices. We only support scientific methods that we have seen to be working in reality. We are not supporting practices that are currently popular but not helping or even harming patients.
Please, contact my doctor and persuade him/her that I should eat this way.
It is only your decision, not your doctor’s, what diet and therapy you follow. You do not need consent from your doctor to eat in a specific way.
I want to use your method together with what my physician is suggesting to me. My ask is that you team up with my physician.
Please, be informed that the approach and method we use and the current standard of care for most diseases may be mutually contradictory at several points. Therefore, an attempt to combine the two approaches will likely predispose you to disappointment. We suggest that you opt for one direction or another, one physician or another, and stick to it. Otherwise, you will not be able to see things clearly and draw the correct conclusions.
Can you suggest me a physician with your approach in my country?
No, it is not possible, as only our medical group uses PKD to treat chronic diseases. Even if it may seem that others are undertaking patients with low carb/keto/carnivore diets, these diets are not the best choices when it comes to autoimmune diseases and cancer. Also, the treatment of such conditions requires a lot of experience.
I have Lyme disease.
I have SIBO.
I have chronic fatigue.
I have histamine intolerance.
I have a C. difficile infection.
I have adrenal fatigue.
I have gut dysbiosis.
I am a lean mass hyperresponder
Please, note that many of the above diagnoses are overdiagnoses, false diagnoses, irrelevant diagnoses, or even bogus diagnoses. Regardless of these” diagnoses,” we will be doing our best to find out the real cause of your symptoms and will let you know how to fix them.
I do not want a consultation. I only have one question.
Even if this seems to be only one question, it is impossible to answer responsibly without knowing more about you and your medical and nutritional background.
I am a previous patient of yours. Can I eat vegetables? Why do I have a symptom? Why do I lose weight? Why do I gain weight?
We are not able to answer these questions for those patients whose follow-up program is not active. Not because we do not want to. But because it is impossible to answer if we do not have all the up-to-date information and specifically if we do not see a recent blood work. In this case, we suggest that you do a control consultation.
Why is it not possible to have a single consultation?
Because, in our experience, the single consultation is simply not efficient for most of the patients. We do not want you setting up for disappointment.
What do I need to apply to your program of initial consultation+2 weeks follow-up?
Our automatic system will walk you through the consenting and booking stages. You will need to provide your baseline data, answer a few questions regarding your history of disease and current condition, and upload your medical documents.
What kind of medical document do you need?
We need the medical documents from the last 12 months. Specifically, we need your latest blood work. If you have cancer or autoimmune disease, then the blood works and your imaging data (MRI, CT or ultrasound report), and your discharge documents from your last doctor’s visits are needed. If further documents are needed to be seen, we will contact you before our scheduled appointment.
IMPORTANT: We need to have your original medical documents with the original title with your identifying data. We cannot accept and review medical records where the patient name or other identifying data are edited out.
Do you need the CD of my MRI, CT or PET?
Yes, it is helpful to review the original imaging data. You will be able to send the content of the CD through a megafile sending program. First, prepare a single compressed/zipped file from everything that you have on the CD and upload this single file.
What do you offer during the 2-weeks follow-up?
During the 2-weeks follow-up, we offer dietary guidance along with medical follow-up. It includes tracking your daily home measurements, two dietary consultations with our dietary assistant, a messages exchange, access to our knowledge base containing recipes, meal pictures, questions and answers, detailed written information about the PKD.
What is happening after the 2-weeks follow-up?
Upon finalizing the 2-weeks follow-up, we will provide a closing report summarizing our clinical impression, suggestions on how to improve your diet, medical conclusions, and the following medical steps so that you exactly know how to go on.
If you feel that you need continued support after the 2-weeks follow-up finishes, you may consider booking an additional 2-weeks follow-up. Also, there are cases, where there is a medical reason to do a second 2-weeks follow-up.
Typically, the next step is to do a control blood work (according to the list that we provide to you). Once you have the blood test result, you are suggested to book a control consultation. You can book a control consultation at this link: https://c.nutriintervention.com/order. You have to purchase the service called “Control consultation”.
I have already finished my 2-weeks follow-up. What can I do if I have a quick question?
If you need quick message exchange or advice outside the control consultation (which cannot be a substitute for emergency medical care), you may book this consultation type “Extraordinary, Short Medical Advice” for a written communication within a short time https://c.nutriintervention.com/order
Can you provide me with a medical certificate / medical opinion / referral.
For existing patients, yes, we can. To do so, please go to book this service at https://c.nutriintervention.com/order and choose” Medical certificates”
What do your services cost?
You can see the prices here https://c.nutriintervention.com/order after subscribing.
Can you put me in contact with a patient who has a similar disease to mine?
No, unfortunately, we cannot. We are not entitled to give out anybody else’s contacts.
I am lost. I can only see conflicting ideas and suggestions. I do not know what to do. Please, help! Please, suggest a podcast that I can listen to!
If you have a disease or you are taking medicines, you need expert advice, not theoretical discussions, podcasts, or papers to read. First, decide who do you want help from, and then stick to that expert. We suggest choosing an expert whose recommendations have been consistent over time.
I have a disease. I am not following and not willing to follow PKD. Can I have a discussion with you about my condition?
No, we cannot devote time to such discussions. We want to focus on those who already decided to work with us. If you are not yet there, we suggest you read our webpage for more information. We also suggest that you read the detailed description of the PKD. https://www.paleomedicina.com/paleolithic-ketogenic-diet/
Do you have a case study of disease …?
We do have case studies about many diseases, though far less than the ones we have experience with. There are two reasons for this: publishers in mainstream media pushing back approaches and results with low carb/ketogenic diets, and the more so with the PKD. Second, what’s important is to have the knowledge and experience, independent of whether there is a publication. Just remember, whenever you visit your GP or another specialist, you also do not ask for his or her publications.
Nevertheless, you will be able to read short case studiesof ours here: https://nutriintervention.com/case-studies_hypothyreosis-prostate-enlargement-t2dm-overmedication/ and https://www.paleomedicina.com/en/?page=tartalom&tipus=cikk