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Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

Posted on April 27, 2018

The ketogenic diet is a popular topic among the epilepsy community. Some MyEpilepsyTeam members have been able to reduce the number of seizures they have by maintaining this rigorous diet. The ketogenic diet requires eating minimal to no carbohydrates and increasing healthy fats.

On MyEpilepsyTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with epilepsy, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. The ketogenic diet is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some conversations about the ketogenic diet:

There is one main ingredient of the diet that nobody talks about... exercise!

When my doctor added the ketogenic diet to my treatment plan everything changed! I haven't had a seizure in 5 months.

Has anyone ever tried the "Ketogenic Diet" to help stop having seizures?

Here are some question and answer threads about the ketogenic diet:

Was anyone else nervous about gaining weight when they started Keto?

How much does the keto diet help?

Have you asked your doctor about the Keto/MAD diet for drug-resistant epilepsy?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyEpilepsyTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I'm not sure as i was already fit free i did it for a month before holiday to loose weight which was amazing but they say its an amazing diet for us to… read more

posted 17 days ago

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