Sunday, January 14, 2018

Diet May Help Fight Epilepsy When Meds Fail

(Waver: it’s important to work with your doctor to figure out what’s right for you or your child. )
Called the ketogenic diet, the therapy provides a carefully balanced high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that causes the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for fuel. This changes the way brain cells use energy and helps to reduce seizures, according to the researchers.
The classic ketogenic diet has a 4-to-1 or 3-to-1 ratio. For a 4-to-1 ratio, that means 4 grams of fat for every 1 gram of protein or carbohydrate. Typical fat sources include heavy cream, butter, and nut and seed oils.

Sweets, such as cookies, cakes, and candies, aren't allowed. On stricter forms of the diet, many carbohydrate sources such as bread, rice, potatoes, and pasta also aren't allowed. A modified ketogenic diet has ratios of 2-to-1 or even 1-to-1.


Ketogenic Diet as alternative medicine for seizure caused by Autism and cancer.
help people with heart disease, certain brain diseases, and even acne, type 1 diabetes. By doing this Ketogenic diet you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, hardened arteries, heart failure, and other heart conditions. 

“Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet (like the Atkins diet). The idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and less from carbohydrates. You cut back most on the carbs that are easy to digest, like sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread.

Great for Weight loss purpose as well:

When you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, your body eventually runs out of fuel (blood sugar) it can use quickly. This typically takes 3 to 4 days. Then you’ll start to break down protein and fat for energy, which can make you lose weight. This is called ketosis.

Side Effects


The more common ones aren’t usually serious: You might have constipation, mild low blood sugar, or indigestion. Much less often, low-carb diets can lead to kidney stones or high levels of acid in your body (acidosis).

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