Miriam Kalamian,

Dietary Therapies LLC

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What foods can I eat?
A: Learn more about your choices-
download this list of keto-friendly foods.

Q: How long do I have to stay on this diet?

A: This is a lifestyle choice, not a diet. Once you're keto-adapted, you may never want to go back to your former way of eating.

Q: Who will monitor my health status?

A: Most people can work within the conventional care system to get the tests they need. If your current team is not on board, be sure to ask why so you can address their concerns.
(Read my Get Started page.)

Q: Is this diet appropriate for everyone?
A: Some conditions (impaired fat digestion/ liver disease) or lifestyle choices (veganism, juicing) are not compatible with a ketogenic lifestyle.

Q: Who else might be helped by this diet?

  1. The classic ketogenic diet was developed as a therapy for children with intractable epilepsy. To learn more, visit the Charlie Foundation.
  2. Many metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome) will respond to ketogenic diet therapy.
  3. People with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and other neurodegenerative diseases may benefit from restricting carbohydrates and boosting ketone levels. Research is ongoing.
  4. The ketogenic diet is a front-line therapy for some rare inborn errors of metabolism, such as Glut1 Deficiency.