Why do I believe so passionately in the ketogenic die?
My personal experience.
first learned of the potential of the ketogenic diet in the Spring of 2007. My son was in desperate need of something- anything- that could slow the progression of his deadly brain tumor. His success opened my eyes to the many ways in which a simple change, in this case a diet, can improve quality of life.
The science is sound.
In fact, no one to date has offered a credible rebuttal. As a keto nutritionist, I have worked with hundreds of people and have seen first hand the positive effect that this lifestyle change has had on disease progression and quality of life. Clinical Trials are in progress- a huge step for a diet therapy!
Implementation of the ketogenic diet is accessible to all.
Unlike conventional care, access isn’t dependent on physicians, health insurance or your ability to shoulder huge out-of-pocket expenses.
What foods can I eat?
Learn more about your choices by downloading this list of keto-friendly foods.
How long do I have to stay on this diet?
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.
Who will monitor my health status?
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.
Is this diet appropriate for everyone?
Some conditions (impaired fat digestion/ liver disease) or lifestyle choices (veganism, juicing) are not compatible with a ketogenic lifestyle.
Who else might be helped by this diet?
- The classic ketogenic diet was developed as a therapy for children with intractable epilepsy. To learn more, visitthe Charlie Foundation.
- Many metabolic diseases (e.g., diabetes, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome) will respond to ketogenic diet therapy.
- People with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and other neurodegenerative diseases may benefit from restricting carbohydrates and boosting ketone levels. Research is ongoing.
- The ketogenic diet is a front-line therapy for some rare inborn errors of metabolism, such as Glut1 Deficiency.