Have you tried the ketogenic diet for seizures and how did it go?
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
I have...I don't stick to a keep keto. However, I do try to limit my carbs. This works best for me. Keto itself is too much for my body. For example, I try not to avoid a lot of breads, and if I know… read more
Has anyone tried the ketogenic diet? Any thoughts or advice on the diet?
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
Has anyone tried the Ketogenic Diet and seen less seizures (hopefully).
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
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.
That sounds great i am going to talk to my Doctor
I was originally thinking keto but my friend said that it is dangerous and un maintainable for long term.they recommend Mediterranean diet. I have the epilepsy plus my thyroid is starting to slow down and probably need hormone replacement in less than a year to manage that. I already gained close to 30lbs I don’t really care about my looks but I want to be healthy as possible.I’m still not really big but about 6 years ago I was 70lbs over weight caused a lot of pain and it gave me pre diabetes… read more
From what I understand from both diets they both have foods that include fish and nuts both include healthy types of fats one severely cuts carbs and one at least allows brown rice and whole grain… read more
I think im gonna finally try it.
@A MyEpilepsyTeam Member - basically says Keto vegan is possible. Your body needs protein, but in vegan lifestyle, the source is usually legumes or soy products (tofu). Unfortunately those come with… read more
I know that a poor eating habit can cause havoc to someone who has diabetes - because they need to regularly check their blood sugar levels, but I am not aware of that being the case for someone who has epilepsy - especially when they are on one AED that suppresses the appetite, and another one that counteracts the side-effect of the said AED. Just curious.
It's one of those things...I ABSOLUTELY CANNOT have a glass of red wine. But, I can have a mixed drink with no problems. Red wine is a for sure trigger.
What is a ketogenic diet? My neurologist said I should try it. I never heard of it.
I did it by eating fat and it only took a few days and I was in ketosis.
I think I have a pattern to my tonic clonic nocturnal seizures, which is one seizure every 7 to 10 days. I'm caught in this dilemna of needing to deduce a pattern to prepare for the seizure or seizures, or continue to convince myself to stay seizure free. Does that make sense? It's like the mind - literally - is that powerful.
There is no food, drink, activity, etc ... that triggers these seizures (as far as I can tell). Also, I continue to take my medications on schedule and have had… read more
I tried a diet that paralleled the ketogenic diet. I apologize this morning toxicity it’s a modified Atkins diet. my Epileptologist suggested that diet.That helped! Ketogenic is very strick on… read more