About

This blog is documenting my experience of the keto lifestyle to manage epilepsy as well as other health issues.

Hi!

My name is Ananya (close friends and family know me as Ria) and this blog is meant to be a personal documentation of my experience of managing epilepsy through a ketogenic diet as well as yoga. I’ve written a whole separate post on my reasons for going on the keto diet! But in short:

I’ve had epilepsy for over 50% my life (I’m 32 at the time of writing), and much of it was spent on a medication called Epilim, that shouldn’t have been given to women of child bearing age. I wasn’t aware of that until I had a seizure at Delhi airport just before boarding an early morning flight in 2014.

That was a turning point in many ways and the beginning of a series of drug changes over three years (Keppra to Lamictal and now Zonegran). In January 2017, following a few seizures during my transition to Zonegran, my fabulous new neurologist told me about the Ketogenic diet. It took a few months of research and observing my dad on the dad (for other health/weight reasons), and the rest is history!

I’m still learning about the diet and lifestyle every day, and I hope to record recipes and share useful reading / information (with references) on this blog.

If there’s anything you’d like to read on this blog, or if you’d like to have a chat, please do get in touch.

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