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Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

Does anyone have experience with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy? If so do medications become more potent on the diet?

No: Ketogenic diet was introduced long before current antiepiletic drugs became available. Ketogenic diet works well for some individuals with intractable epilepsy allowing tapering down the AED they have been on. ...Read more

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What is a ketogenic diet?

What is a ketogenic diet?

No carbs: A strict ketogenic diet is one in which you will release ketones which can be measured in the urine. This occurs when carbohydrates are avoided completely and only protein and fats are eaten. ...Read more

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What is a great ketogenic diet?

What is a great ketogenic diet?

Here's how to start.: Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary first step. It is available in audiobook form as well. Then go to Dr. Peter Attia's site (Eatingacademy. Com) and watch the videos he recommends (search on site for "videos peter likes" like Sugar: The Bitter Truth) and then read his articles. ...Read more

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If a child is on the ketogenic diet, what is he eating?

If a child is on the ketogenic diet, what is he eating?

Fats and proteins: A ketogenic diet is very low in sugars, almost none. The idea is the ketones from digestion without sugars may lessen seizures. The diet is quite difficult and restrictive. It is typically only used in severe cases where multiple medications are not controlling the seizures. A nutritionist is always involved (along with the neurologist), to ensure that all vitamins and minerals are included. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

How can I lose weight by the ketogenic diet?

First...: You should be high wiasted and carry weight on the middle for optimal results. Initially keep carb intake below 40g per day. You should become ketogenic. You will notice once weight loss occurs, your lipids will improve almost immediately! It is not a diet: it is a lifestyle! It prevents metabolic syndrome or corrects it, if strictly adhered to. ...Read more

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Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Can the ketogenic diet make you lose weight within a week?

Yes: This type of diet will result in some weight loss during the first week. Most of this will be water weight rather than body fat, however. Ketogenic diets can have adverse effects, so close physician supervision is recommended. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

How dangerous is the ketogenic diet for the type 2 diabetic?

Not dangerous: People get 'ketosis' mixed up with 'keto-acidosis'. Ketosis is the process of burning fat for energy instead of sugar or muscle. This is definitely a GOOD thing for type 2 diabetics. Keto-acidosis is a very dangerous condition that occurs in type 1 diabetics when they are not taking in enough insulin. I have had MANY diabetic 2 patients do with with ketogenic eating plans (sensible) ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the ketogenic diet beneficial to some epileptics?

Can you tell me how is the ketogenic diet beneficial to some epileptics?

A high-fat, low car-: Bohydrate diet is used with Anti-Epileptic Drugs in some children with seizures refractory to multiple AED's alone, if no metabolic or mitochondrial disease precludes its use. Nutritionists monitor diet & give vitamin & mineral supplements. They reduce seizures in some kids with Lennox-Gastaut, Rett, Dravet, Doose. & GLUT-1 deficiency syndromes, infantile spasms & tuberous sclerosis complex. ...Read more

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I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

I am an endomorph, is a cyclic ketogenic diet the best choice for someone that gains fat easily?

Count calories: When food is consumed it has a certain caloric (heat, energy) content. They are really only three ways that that caloric content can leave the body. 1. Malabsorption (i.e. You don't consume it in the first place, e.g. Diarrhea). 2. Burned off as heat. 3. Burned off as movement. Anything left over is stored as fat. Overthinking diets and body type clouds main concern: reducing caloric intake. ...Read more

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What is the health benefits of the ketogenic diet? Lots of buzz, interested in trying it out. Thank you!

What is the health benefits of the ketogenic diet? Lots of buzz, interested in trying it out. Thank you!

Ketosis is a state: In which you use the energy from and burn calories from your own fat. Low carb and higher protein intake does this It can be helpful but needs to be done under the guidance of your doc for safety reasons. The very best to you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do Atkins or ketogenic diets if you're hypothyroid?

Is it ok to do Atkins or ketogenic diets if you're hypothyroid?

Depends: First of all, these high protein diets may be helpful with weight loss however they aren't the healthiest diets to be on long term.
As far as your hypothyroidism, as long as you are taking the appropriate medication and dosage, and your TSH is normal, it would probably be safe. ...Read more

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What is the ketogenic diet?

What is the ketogenic diet?

Low carb/high fat: The ketogenic diet is meant to keep a metabolism using fat breakdown to generate energy rather than carbohydrates. In the past, it has been used therapueticly for conditions like refractory epilepsy. ...Read more

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Are ketogenic diets safe & healthy?

Depend.: Ketogenic diets are used to lose weight and is basically 1 portion of fat to protein and also used to treat epilepsy. To be safe, anyone on this diet has to drinks a lot of fluids due to the resulting ketoacidosis. Make sure you are physically healthy and see your pcp first before you launch on this diet. Many people swear that it is effective for weight loss especially with people with diabetes. ...Read more

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What is ketogenic diet consisted of?

What is ketogenic diet consisted of?

Zero carbs: Carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient to thru, an diet and if you eat nothing containing carbs, whether natural or processed, you body will enter into a ketogenic state where it gets glucose by breaking down proteins. ...Read more

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Who is familliar with the ketogenic diet?

Who is familliar with the ketogenic diet?

Go for it.: Go for it. Best choice you will ever make for your' health. To get started read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This is the absolutely necessary first step. It is available in audiobook form as well. Then go to Dr. Peter Attia's site (Eatingacademy. Com) and watch the videos he recommends (search on site for "videos peter likes" like Sugar: The Bitter Truth) and then read his articles. ...Read more

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Are there any good books about ketogenic diets?

Are there any good books about ketogenic diets?

Yes: For information, look at eatingacademy. Com by peter attia, md. Search for "videos peter likes" and watch them all. The book, "why we get fat" is excellent by gary taubes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercise on a ketogenic diet.?

Can you tell me some exercise on a ketogenic diet.?

Start slow: I would recommend a graduated walking plan. Start out with 5 minutes, average pace twice a day. Move up 5 minutes every 5-7 days. Ultimately 40-60 minutes of moderate pace would be ideal. Once you are able to do that easily, move into some strength training as well. ...Read more

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Will I gain any fat if I go on a cyclic ketogenic diet?

Only eat to excess: If you follow the diet as intended, it will help you burn stored fat. You would have to moderately (or more) exceed the diet plan's recommendation for daily calorie intake for your age/height/build to gain fat that way. ...Read more