Ketogenic diet as treatment for epilepsy

Ketogenic diet as treatment for epilepsy

This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits a ketogenic diet can have for individuals that may be suffering from epilepsy. It also considers the potential
healthcare benefits of the ketogenic diet with respect to children who suffer from recurring epilepsy.

This video was made by Health Science 4DM3 students: Melika Babadi, Babur Ali, Mohammed Abdul-Khaliq and Shamweel Arman

Copyright McMaster University 2018

References:

Gilmour, H., Ramage-Morin, P., & Wong, S. L. (2016). Epilepsy in Canada: Prevalence and impact. Health Reports, 27(9), 24.

Kim, D. Y., & Rho, J. M. (2008). The ketogenic diet and epilepsy. Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 11(2), 113-120.

Schwartz, R. M., Boyes, S., & Aynsley‐Green, A. (1989). Metabolic effects of three ketogenic diets in the treatment of severe epilepsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 31(2), 152-160.

Gilbert, D. L., Pyzik, P. L., & Freeman, J. M. (2000). The ketogenic diet: seizure control correlates better with serum β-hydroxybutyrate than with urine ketones. Journal of Child Neurology, 15(12), 787-790.

Huttenlocher, P. R. (1976). Ketonemia and seizures: metabolic and anticonvulsant effects of two ketogenic diets in childhood epilepsy. Pediatric Research, 10(5), 536.

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  1. All thanks to God and Dr Oziengbe for curing my EPILEPSY disease completely with the help of his herbal medicine He told me he also cure diseases like
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    {2}DIABETES
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  2. So you mean if im on a keto diet and reward myself some food with carbs more than 20% i will have seizures? Btw i usually have 2 episode of seizure a year. Im considering this as a treatment but that ketones + glucose scares me

  3. everything hurts the gut causes epilepsy; so low carb/keto diet is only a starting point…fried vegetable oil causes epilepsy, coffee causes epilepsy, chocolate can cause epilepsy, some mold on cheese can cause it.even burned food (excessively grilled food, meat included); just discover what is the trigger on your gut. BUT MOST OF ALL, FIXING VAGUS NERVE I FIXED MY EPILEPSY ! LOOK INTO THAT.

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  5. I was born with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. I have a twin brother, i was born first. My brother was born with no problems. I take phenytoin for my epilepsy, as a child I was on phenabarbatone, then at 14 i was put on Epilim 500mg. Which caused me to gain lots of weight. I went to live in Canada for a few years where I was taken off eperlim & switched to phenytoin. Which I still take today. As a child I had grand mal seizures, which doctors said I would grow out of. Which I did, but I now have petit mal. It’ feels weird when I have it, i can hear all thats going on around me, but ppl and any noise, sound much louder, plus it feels like I’m floating on water. Before the seizure I get the smell like burnt toast. I can have a seizure at any time, night or day. Unpredictable. I feel a little confused when I come round, which lasts for a couple of minutes, then I’m back with you again. Usually a cup of tea helps me recover. I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning Anti-seizure Herbal medication. I searched for a website I just followed the email address of Doctor Patrick that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. Patrick. I followed his instruction, used Herbal Medicine in less than 2 months, I was already cure because of the changes I was seeing. Within a period of 5 months, I was cured totally forever. I went back to my neurologist, I was checked up and marked epilepsy free. If you need his help you can Contact this herbal doctor via his email herbalmedicalhome@gmail.com and WhatsApp connection is +2348102558553 for help…

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  9. I have epilepsy and I need this diet bad! I take lamotrigine for my meds just once a day because I don’t wanna damage my liver!

  10. My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy. The neurologist was very confident about the diagnosis based, my Daughter had an EEG (no idea if it showed anything; we were tired and may have misunderstood what he said about that). MRI was negative for problems. For the past 4 months or so, I have seen weekly occurrences, making strange faces (this involved cheek twitching and lip quivering). We did not realize it could be a serious problem until she had an obvious  seizure (simple partial) last week. What is troubling about my daughter condition is that we have seen many daytime seizures, and that recently the seizures seem to cluster together. No idea if there are seizures occurring at night. We were given a prescription for Kapra, but are still weighing the risk / rewards of giving the medication to a toddler. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced a round a vomiting lasting from 3 AM to 11 AM, followed by additional vomiting the following morning at around 2 AM. Nothing sense then. She has not had an appetite, is drinking fine, and otherwise appears healthy. I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning Anti-seizure Herbal medication. I searched for a website I just followed the email address of Doctor Patrick that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. Patrick. I followed his instruction, used Herbal Medicine in less than 2 months, my daughter seizures reduced drastically. Within a period of 5 months, my daughter was cured. I went back to my neurologist, where my daughter checked up and marked epilepsy free. If you need his help you can Contact this herbal doctor via his email herbalmedicalhome@gmail.com and WhatsApp connection is +2348102558553 for help..

  11. I was born with epilepsy and cerebral palsy. I have a twin brother, i was born first. My brother was born with no problems. I take phenytoin for my epilepsy, as a child I was on phenabarbatone, then at 14 i was put on Epilim 500mg. Which caused me to gain lots of weight. I went to live in Canada for a few years where I was taken off eperlim & switched to phenytoin. Which I still take today. As a child I had grand mal seizures, which doctors said I would grow out of. Which I did, but I now have petit mal. It’ feels weird when I have it, i can hear all thats going on around me, but ppl and any noise, sound much louder, plus it feels like I’m floating on water. Before the seizure I get the smell like burnt toast. I can have a seizure at any time, night or day. Unpredictable. I feel a little confused when I come round, which lasts for a couple of minutes, then I’m back with you again. Usually a cup of tea helps me recover. I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning Anti-seizure Herbal medication. I searched for a website I just followed the email address of Doctor Patrick that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. Patrick. I followed his instruction, used Herbal Medicine in less than 2 months, I was already cure because of the changes I was seeing. Within a period of 5 months, I was cured totally forever. I went back to my neurologist, I was checked up and marked epilepsy free. If you need his help you can Contact this herbal doctor via his email herbalmedicalhome@gmail.com and WhatsApp connection is +2348102558553 for help, https://www.facebook.com/Doctor-Patrick-119465009919223.
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  13. Is ketogenic diet act as a secondary prevention or tertiary prevention? Please tell me it’s urgent.

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  15. My daughter was diagnosed with Epilepsy. The neurologist was very confident about the diagnosis based, my Daughter had an EEG (no idea if it showed anything; we were tired and may have misunderstood what he said about that). MRI was negative for problems. For the past 4 months or so, I have seen weekly occurrences, making strange faces (this involved cheek twitching and lip quivering). We did not realize it could be a serious problem until she had an obvious seizure (simple partial) last week. What is troubling about my daughter condition is that we have seen many daytime seizures, and that recently the seizures seem to cluster together. No idea if there are seizures occurring at night. We were given a prescription for Kapra, but are still weighing the risk / rewards of giving the medication to a toddler. After returning from the hospital, my daughter experienced a round a vomiting lasting from 3 AM to 11 AM, followed by additional vomiting the following morning at around 2 AM. Nothing sense then. She has not had an appetite, is drinking fine, and otherwise appears healthy. I read a lot of blogs where people who shared their testimonies kept mentioning Anti-seizure Herbal medication. I searched for a website I just followed the email address of Doctor AGBOMIAN that was shared on these testimonies; I got lucky when I got a reply from Dr. AGBOMIAN. I followed his instruction, used Herbal Medicine in less than 2 months, my daughter seizures reduced drastically. Within a period of 5 months, my daughter was cured. I went back to my neurologist, where my daughter checked up and marked epilepsy free. If you need his help you can Contact this herbal doctor via his email dragbomianherbalcured77gmail.com and WhatsApp connection is +2347040843115 for help…

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  16. Hello I’m Darcy thistle. I was made to believe there was no cure by medical doctors, but now I believe otherwise because my son was cured from epilepsy late 2020.
    I came across reviews about how someone got cured of epilepsy with the help from Dr AB.
    At first I didn’t believe because I was not so sure, but I still went ahead to give it a try.
    I contacted the Doctor and told him everything and he assured me that he will prepare a herbal medicine for me which I will give to my son, and few days after we had this conversation, i made an order and he prepared the medication and sent it to me.
    After the first month of using the herbals as instructed by the doctor, I took my son for checkup with no assurance but faith, and behold the results came and showed that he was totally free from epilepsy.
    If you need help with finding a cure for any ailment, you can reach out to this exceptional Doctor on

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  18. I’m no neurologist, but you can literally smoke weed all day and be seizure free. Of course everyone is different and everyone has different type of seizures.. My brother had the worst types of seizures to where you just fall to the ground and start to seiz.. he was told at 14 he was epileptic. Doctors don’t know nothing about the brain. Long story short . He has stopped taking meds and smokes pot every day till he is insanely stoned. I’m serious Mary Jane is a medicine . He hasn’t had a seizure in 3 yrs. he was tired of the side effects from meds. Yes, they worked but the costs of meds and bills from the neurologist is expensive. If you know or have a member in your circle I highly suggest you to encourage quitting meds, don’t drink, sleep well, eat well and smoke pot!!!

  19. I have been suffering from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) disease for the past four years and had constant pain. During the first year, I had faith in God that i would be healed someday.This disease started circulating all over my body and i have been taking treatment from my doctor, few weeks ago i came on search on the internet if i could get any information concerning the prevention of this disease, on my search i saw a testimony of someone who has been healed from Herpes
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  20. “Consult a professional, who’s going to tell you diet doesn’t work so he can prescribe you pills”

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  22. 1:16, this food pyramid is an appalling representation of a ketogenic diet.
    Burgers and Pizza should NOT be represented as appropriate foods and milk/carrots and beans should not be used to represent proteins.

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  24. I had epilepsy for years i tried everything within medical field,on my case I was told I will not be getting a kidney transplant because I have blood circulation problems. I live in the US. and I had premature Ejaculationi have tried everything possible in the medical field with no result
    I have a inherited kidney disease as FSGS and minimal change , two kidney disorders. At that time, there was no treatment for me because my blood was normal but I had proteinuria alot of it.
    My kidney disease didn’t really getbad until 2006, then I was referred to a kidney doctor. He prescribed predisone. It didn’t work on me. It was supposed to slow down the disease. But my problems befan to appear in 2012, when I started to gain weight, I thought at the time I was eating too much, but I later discovered it was excess water. Because later that year, my legs started to leak water. I actually had to squeeze the water out of my socks and trousers. Then I developed claudication which causes pain on my calf muscles in the back of my legs. I would walk a few steps and they would seize up. I would rest a few moments and the pain would go away. Then walk a few more steps and again experience pain.

    Then in February 2014, my kidneys finally failed and I was put on haemodialysis. Then I lost circulation in my toes, then gangrene then amputations in May 2014 on my left foot then my left leg below the knee in June 2014Then my big toe on my right leg, on October 2014, and theno the rest of my toes in Nov 2014.
    By July 2014, I lost 40 liters of of water or 88 pounds of water through haemodialysis.
    I thought since I had 20 other medical problems besides my 2 kidney disorders that I wouldn’t qualify for a kidney transplant. Plus I have 47 chromosomes.

    But at least, I now know, I won’t be getting a kidney.Unless someone invents a cure for poor blood circulation.Not every one who has a chronic kidney disorder will have the kind of problems I have had.recently I was introduced to a herbalist from China by a doctor friend from India, we have to fly from India where I went for the treatment to meet with the herbalist dr sale bashiru in China.just in about three months later I was cured of this disease with herbs and oil .here is my email address if you need information johnlevison8842@gmail.com

  25. 3:45 this happened to me yesterday! I was on Keto then i thought i would reward myself with a chocolate chip cookie, then 40 or so minutes after I had a seizure on the bus!

  26. Hello I’m Darcy thistle. I was made to believe there was no cure by medical doctors, but now I believe otherwise because my son was cured from epilepsy late 2020.
    I came across reviews about how someone got cured of epilepsy with the help from Dr AB.
    At first I didn’t believe because I was not so sure, but I still went ahead to give it a try.
    I contacted the Doctor and told him everything and he assured me that he will prepare a herbal medicine for me which I will give to my son, and few days after we had this conversation, i made an order and he prepared the medication and sent it to me.
    After the first month of using the herbals as instructed by the doctor, I took my son for checkup with no assurance but faith, and behold the results came and showed that he was totally free from epilepsy.
    If you need help with finding a cure for any ailment, you can reach out to this exceptional Doctor on

    E-mail: powersthathills677@gmail.com
    Call or WhatsApp + 1 6 0 1 2 0 7 4 5 7 4…

  27. Great video! The ketogenic diet was actually first developed in the 1920s specifically to treat epilepsy, so there’s not just "over a decade of validation," more like a century! Also plenty of data showing efficacy in both adults and children.

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