This article from SeizureSync.com is a succinct summary of epilepsy & the keto diet for beginners.
It’s a good read if you’d like a very brief overview of what keto is, what the science says, how to follow a keto diet, and people’s experiences, in a less than 5 minutes read.
Disclaimer: Please consult with your doctor before starting the keto diet, or considering dropping or reducing your daily medication intake.
For most, epilepsy is something that is completely manageable with the introduction of medication. But not everyone wants to take medication every single day.
It’s tough to carry around an array of pills with you at all times. There are side effects to certain medications, such as drowsiness, reduced concentration, personality changes, and reduced IQ . Taking medication is stigmatized. A large number of people don’t want to be seen taking medication all the time. It can make you feel like a patient.¹
An avenue explored by a select number of people with epilepsy that has worked very well is following a diet. More specifically, the keto diet. The Keto diet is popular among people exploring alternatives to medication with epilepsy, and has been shown to reduce, and even eliminate day-to-day medication…
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