Hey, Dave… sorry to hear about your heart “challenge”… I’m a newbie here, too, and I’m going to write a full intro post about myself and my “health journey”… I’m 68, have had 2 “heart attacks”, 3 stents, and have been battling ignorant cardiologists for over 16 years, so I totally understand your concerns, and I think keto (and IF) is a great way to go for almost any body malfunction.
I’m on my 6th cardiologist (soon to be replaced), but I’m mainly working with a naturopath… at my first visit, I was explaining how I was working on heart health using keto/IF as described by Dr. Mercola in “Fat as Fuel”, and he pulls the book out and says he is just now reading it, and is very impressed by his “theory”. It is very difficult to find good wellness advice in the main stream medical group… they are so programmed to treat symptoms (with drugs) that they are totally out of touch with anything remotely resembling true health and wellness.
As you surely seeing, once you’ve had a life threatening illness, you are no longer interested in playing the “maybe this will work” game… you (like me) are very serious about finding the TRUTH… we can no longer afford to play around with unfounded fad diets and bogus health advice, regardless of how well meaning it is… we don’t have the luxury of “guessing” at what might work, and any misinformation can end up being fatal!
I wasn’t going to write this much, but as you can see, I’m pretty passionate about this subect, and I want to share and communicate with those who want to learn and grow in hopes of not only improving my well-being, but to contribute to others who are of like mind.
Be well, and prosper…