ketogenic diet

  1. K

    Eager to learn - measuring ketones

    Hello, everyone. I am a postdoctoral researcher at Texas Tech University. I am neither epileptic nor related to someone with epilepsy. I am here to learn about epilepsy, more specifically, about the use of the ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy. I understand that treatment with the ketogenic...
  2. Athena22

    Ketogenic Diet (Vegan) and Holloween (Some graphic content about my childhood)

    Ketogenic/ atkins(Vegan) and Holloween (Some graphic content about my childhood) Has anyone tried the ketogenic diet with success stories? I read a story somewhere that it works best in children, and the atkins diet works best for older adults such as me being 19, but I'm becoming an Vegan so...
  3. V

    New Member: Hi all! :)

    Hello there I'm new to CWE. I'm an adult who has just recently starting having seizures again. It's been about 7 years since the last time I had any seizure activity, even without Rx. I'm post-traumatic epileptic, the result of head injury sustained in a car accident back in 1989. The first 2...
  4. thecatcameback

    It's Late & As Usual I'm Not Asleep Yet

    Glad I found this place! I live in Chicago and I can't drive anywhere. It's not a good idea for me to go out alone so here I am online looking up more about this condition I'm in. I finally gave in to admitting that I have Epilepsy. I let go of that balloon of denial. I held onto it in times...
  5. T

    Trying keto (modified Atkins diet)

    I had a grand mal seizure about a month ago. It was some combination of alcohol withdrawal, stress, dehydration and sleep deprivation. Alcohol is my most serious trigger. I had several drinks last thursday and I ended up having an autonomic simple partial seizure the next day. I might be having...
  6. S

    ketogenic diet

    hi guys i have recently been told about the ketogenic diet for epileptics and i wondered if anyone could please give their feedback on their experiences with it as im considering if it is a good idea for my 5 year old as his epilepsy isnt stable and im starting to think the meds arent all...
  7. DayDreamer

    [News] Hooray for BAD findings!

    I have never tried the ketogenic diet as I've been told my seizures wouldn't benefit from it and the side effects are not good for me. I read this news and felt quite happy as hopefully advances will soon be made in pharmacology (those big bad money hungry companies whom I am grateful for). I...
  8. N

    [News] Ketogenic Diet Article in the NY Times

    Great article by the author about his kids (a twin girl and boy) with epilepsy, and his son's experience on the ketogenic diet. It also notes the difficulty of getting docs to embrace the idea of using diet as a treatment for epilepsy, especially once anti-epileptic drugs entered the picture...
  9. milkymum

    My 2 year old has epileptic episodes

    I found out yesterday that my 2 year old has epileptic episodes. The professor neuro-consultant saw him because he knows about the case history of my family with my daughter who has a neuro-problem of a different nature and he has asked me to start recording a detailed dairy of his absence...
  10. Dutch mom

    Does anyone have acces to Epilepsia?

    I'd like to read this article but there is no free acces. Not even an abstract on Pubmed.
  11. katie's mom

    Prep-ing 4yo for Keto

    We're getting ready to put by 4yo daughter Katie on the strict Ketogenic diet this month. No one else in my or my husband's family has epilepsy so this has been a learning experience for all of us. Katie got her first seizure (a grand mal) in Sept '08, just before her 4th birthday. In...
  12. E

    Seizures while on Low Glycemic Index Treatment

    Hi everybody my name is Thomas and I am posting for help. I have intractable epilepsy and have tried 3 different AED's. These are (Tegretol, Lamictal, and Clobazam). When I was first diagnosed - when I was 10, tegretol was working great for me and I went even a year without any seizures...
  13. Bernard

    Metformine - diabetes drug for epilepsy acts like ketogenic diet?

    I thought this was interesting (and confirms my observation about the 3 seizure control diets - they all limit simple sugars): Diabetes Drug May Hold Potential As Treatment For Epilepsy, Using Same Mechanism As Ketogenic Diet
  14. Dutch mom

    Ketogenic Diet may be useful in treatment of variety of neurological disorders

    Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph's Hospital & Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona USA. The ketogenic diet and epilepsy. Do Young Kim and Jong M Rho Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care, March 1, 2008; 11(2): 113-120. PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The ketogenic diet has long been used to treat...
  15. Bernard

    [GARD, LGIT?, MA?, KD] Celeriac Roast "Potatoes"

    I knew nothing about Celeriac (also known as celery knave or knob celery) until running across the original Celeriac Roast "Potatoes" recipe on Matthew's Friends: According to the Paleo Diet newsletter from July, 2006 (.PDF):
  16. Bernard

    [LGIT, MA, KD] - Sauteed greens (collard, chards, mustard, etc.)

    I love greens - collard greens, swiss chard and to a lesser extent - mustard greens. Especially with mashed potatoes and some almond crusted schnitzels. Ingredients1-2 bunches of greens (either collard greens, swiss chard or mustard greens)4-5 cloves garlic (use less if you are not a fan of...
  17. Bernard

    What diets have you tried (>1 month) for seizure control?

    Multiple choice anonymous voting. Please vote for any that you have tried whether they worked or not.
  18. Bernard

    Sugar free diets prescribed for over a thousand years?

    Unless they are referring to the ketogenic diet (which is more than just a sugar elimination diet), I'm a bit surprised that I haven't heard more about this sugar free diet for epilepsy. I found this in an article about 2DG (2-deoxy-glucose) which researchers at the University of...
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