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Ketogenic Diet, Does Anyone Follow This Treatment For Seizures, Or Even Just Try Low Glycemic Diets For Seizure Control?
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I'm looking for advice on the ketogenic diet or low glycemic diets. Has any tried these and had it help seizure control? Too much sugar is a trigger for me, so I was wondering if it might help to be more strict with diet.
Thanks

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That sounds great i am going to talk to my Doctor

Anticonvulsant Medication
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Is there any other ways other than anti-convulsants that help with seizures that anyone has tried? I’m going to talk to a doctor about it, don’t worry. I’m just curious if there are any other ways other than medication because I hate the side-effects. I may just deal with it. I’m probably going to try Depakote.

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Ketogenic diets

Will The Ketogenic Diet Help With Epilepsy?
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No

Can I Treat My Epilepsy Naturally?
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Exercise, sunlight, ketogenic diet, music, sports etc.

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Stick with your meds and your Dr. unless you are free for 3 months let's say , but stay with your doctor's supervision always. ericthom3

Ketogenic Diet
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Have you tried the ketogenic diet for seizures and how did it go?

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I started my son on the modified atkins diet almost two weeks ago. Even without having the diet mastered yet, the frequency and intensity of his seizures greatly improved after a week and a half. I… read more

Has The Keto Diet Been Tested For Its Effectiveness In Treating Adults. And If So, Would It Be Worth Trying It
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Check out Dr Omar Danoun on YouTube

Ketogenic Diet
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Has anyone tried the ketogenic diet? Any thoughts or advice on the diet?

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Many children are put on this diet that are experiencing uncontrolled seizures. It works. I have heard that in adults the success rate is moderate, but the result can be that some adults have been… read more

Ketogenic Diet
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Has anyone tried the Ketogenic Diet and seen less seizures (hopefully).

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There are all different types of diets these days and you usually find that the healthier you eat the less amount of crap you will want to eat.But exercise and food is a big issue for us

Ketogenic Diet & Constipation
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My son has been on the Ketogenic diet for years. It has helped the seizures more than any anti-seizure medication. Decrease in seizures and in the severity. Lately, he is having severe constipation. Doctors only recommended dulcolax.
Any suggestions?

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Yes, I want to make sure I can add fiber to his ketogenic diet or how much. (Tube fed)
Thank you.

Statins
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Does anyone know if you can follow a modified or the normal Atkins diet if you're using statins for high cholesterol I'm supposed to be avoiding fats ( my main source of protein is chicken ) Just thought I'd ask before I Google it

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We monitor our keto intake to 50 carbs per day, more or less. My intention for myself is to loose excess weight and get to a proper Body Mass Index of 25. Im presently at 32. This is also to get into… read more