Really? I’m surprised to hear that you feel this way about it. Of course, my experience with Keto is anecdotal, but I don’t understand what your opinion is, exactly.
In the sense that I describe my experience, there are many anecdotes, but I feel I’ve done well to inform people that everyone’s experience can be different and that Keto doesn’t work for everyone.
Regarding thyroid disease and Keto, I spent a long time looking for research studies linking Keto and/or fasting to thyroid problems and found that while T3 does tend to lower during these diets, this may be simply due to less need for it thanks to less glucose metabolism.
Furthermore, the research I found shows that all thyroid numbers tend to return to normal as soon as fasting stops.
Regarding whether Keto is “natural” or not, well, that really depends on who you are too. A recent paper found that the Inuit people of Alaska have a special gene that helps them break down fats, which goes hand in hand with their almost exclusively meat based diets.
That seems pretty natural to me, and personally I think that what constitutes a “natural” diet depends greatly on your genetics.
My point in this article is simply that there are some myths about Keto and some common mistakes that make it more difficult for some people.
If you fix those mistakes, the chances of Keto working increase.
However it still might not work. The only way to find out is to try.
I am sorry to hear that Keto did not work for you, and I hope you find an eating style you enjoy and helps you optimize your health.
Thank you for voicing your concerns and good luck on your health and fitness journey.