Stopping & Preventing Seizures: Ketogenic Diet

“Research has shown that about one-third of children on the Ketogenic Diet become seizure-free, … and another one-third see a reduction in their seizures. Some children, after several years on the diet, are able to wean off both medication and the diet and go on to live a seizure-free life.”

Alzheimer’s patients on a ketogenic diet showed significant cognitive improvement compared to patients not following the diet. The diet may also help reduce oxidative stress and enhance mitochondrial function. Parkinson’s disease patients on the diet reduced their scores on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale by 43.4%. The diet may also prove helpful in the treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS. Researchers speculate that the diet may prove helpful in even more neurological conditions, such as recovery from stroke and brain injury.

Doctors are using the Ketogenic Diet to prevent seizures in children: http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/aboutepilepsy/treatment/ketogenicdiet/

Ketogenic Diet helps prevent seizures in 4 year old girl: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/high-fat-ketogenic-diet-helps–year-old-keep-seizures/article_ca7dc366-6d66-541a-8516-4e87be41c9c0.html

http://www.chicagoparent.com/magazines/special-parent/winter-2013/feature/epilepsy-diet

http://brainblogger.com/2013/04/10/ketogenic-diet-for-epilepsy-and-other-neurological-disorders/

Check out my other article: Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet

 

 

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Starving Cancer: Ketogenic Diet

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“There is a cancer treatment that is free, has virtually no side effects, and can be used in conjunction with other cancer treatments. It involves cutting out carbohydrates, beginning with the worst carb of all – sugar.

Starving Bad Cells —  stop eating carbohydrates, which turn into glucose inside your body. Cancer cells love glucose and need it so badly, that if you stop giving it to them, they die.

The Ketogenic Diet — All cells, including cancer cells, are fueled by glucose. But if you deprive them of glucose, they switch to the alternate fuel, ketone bodies. Except cancer cells. A defect prevents them from making the switch to using ketone bodies as fuel and therefore, cancer cells can only survive on glucose. All other cells can use either glucose or ketone bodies.

…It’s clean eating. Just very clean eating, none of the sugars, the salts, the trash food… Natural proteins are ones that are in their original form. On the other hand, “processed” meats, like cold cuts and hot dogs, are off-limits because often carbohydrates have been added to them.”

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Read the entire article HERE

More helpful info & links:

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-guide-to-ketosis/

Ketogenic diet does not negatively affect strength performance in elite gymnasts in study (they actually had a decrease in weight & body fat and a tiny increase in muscle mass) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22835211

A Ketogenic Diet for Cancer by the Caveman Dr http://www.cavemandoctor.com/2013/01/01/an-introduction-a-ketogenic-diet-for-cancer/