Our epilepsy foundations gets inquires about nutrition from our women clients with epilepsy. Is there a certain diet that would be beneficial to them? Thank you for your input.
A ketogenic nutrition therapy to reduce seizures has been discussed in research articles. This involves a high protein
, low carbohydrate
nutrition therapy. I would recommend you contact a registered dietitian
in a hospital or medical clinic near you as there is a protocol and some contraindications in following this nutrition therapy. It should only be utilized under the care of a neurologist. Blood and urinary ketones need to be measured periodically because it can upset the acid / base balance of the blood leading to ketoacidosis if the person also has diabetes
. People's health history would need to be taken into consideration as well as the length of time a person would be on this nutrition therapy because of complications with blood values, urine and kidney function.