Coping With Epilepsy Matthew's Friends
Free Advertisement
 

Go Back   Epilepsy Forum > Peer Support > The Kitchen > Diets



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-07-2019, 10:39 PM
New Here
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Ketogenic Diet


Does anyone here do the ketogenic diet or Modified Atkins diet for seizures?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2019, 08:35 AM
malfeasant67's Avatar
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 32
Thanks: 20
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
I don't necessarily do Keto, but I have done a modified version of it. I like to do the Whole30 (last year and I started one again this month) to "reset" my system--which is basically no bread, no sugar, and no dairy for 30 days. After that, I try to stick to mostly protein and veggies, with occasional trips down the Haagen Dazs lane for my sugar lol. There are several low glycemic index diets/cookbooks also that are recommended for us too that I like to use for cooking.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to malfeasant67 For This Useful Post:
sandinmyears (01-12-2019)
  #3  
Old 01-12-2019, 08:38 AM
New Here
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 4
Thanks: 4
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by malfeasant67 View Post:
I don't necessarily do Keto, but I have done a modified version of it. I like to do the Whole30 (last year and I started one again this month) to "reset" my system--which is basically no bread, no sugar, and no dairy for 30 days. After that, I try to stick to mostly protein and veggies, with occasional trips down the Haagen Dazs lane for my sugar lol. There are several low glycemic index diets/cookbooks also that are recommended for us too that I like to use for cooking.


Thanks. My doctor is trying to get me assistance to get on Vimpat. If it works well, I might go from keto to MAD (Modified Atkins Diet) or just low carb or gluten free.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2019, 08:46 AM
malfeasant67's Avatar
Joined the Party
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 32
Thanks: 20
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
That's funny; I started taking Vimpat about 8 months ago. It's not bad. Good luck to you!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to malfeasant67 For This Useful Post:
sandinmyears (01-12-2019)
  #5  
Old 01-12-2019, 03:23 PM
seagull's Avatar
Venerable Voice of CWE
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: lowerstoft england
Posts: 2,206
Thanks: 100
Thanked 322 Times in 282 Posts
Watching great actor John mills he been on Atkins diet for over 70years he lived until 98 and felt great.worth a try
But my ma eaten crap all her life morbid obesity and is 100 set to get a least 5 teligrams
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2019, 08:46 AM
Porkette's Avatar
Venerable Voice of CWE
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New York
Posts: 1,252
Thanks: 311
Thanked 384 Times in 342 Posts
Hi saninmyears,

My Dr. wanted me to go on the keto diet but my insurance wouldn't cover me to see a dietician so I've done it on my own. A person has to have a lot of fat and protein in their body for this diet and cut back on the carbs and starch foods. I'm on a 4:1 diet 4 grams of fat for every 1 protein. The diet helps build up ketones in the body which reduce seizures and instead of using carbs for energy you use the fats and burn them off for energy. I lost a lot of weight when I was on the diet and it helped reduce my seizures a lot. The diet has been out since 1927. You can get a book titled "The Epilepsy Diet Treatment" By Dr. John Freeman. This book tells you how the diet works along with giving you a few recipes for the diet. If a person takes the drug Diamox the diet won't work for them for some reason but I'm not sure why. I wish you the best of luck and May God Bless You!

Sue
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Ketogenic Diet? TeriAdele Diets 10 04-12-2015 05:50 AM
ketogenic diet stacey The Foyer 4 09-16-2012 08:38 PM
ketogenic diet MaddyMadsDad The Kitchen 3 12-21-2011 11:19 AM
Ketogenic diet survey j.j.vanderwiel Hamster Cage 0 02-28-2011 05:59 PM
Ketogenic Diet momofevan The Nursery 7 09-16-2010 06:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:36 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2009, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2005 Measuring Up. ALL rights reserved.