Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures
The Modified Atkins diet has proven to be effective for epilepsy and is considered as a treatment for drug resistant epilepsy, i.e. when drugs fail to treat epilepsy. But why doctors are still reluctant to recommend a natural solution when it is proven effective compared to drugs? Is it because patients find it difficult to adapt such a diet program and prefer to take drugs instead? Or is it because patients are not aware of the diet, and doctors would rather recommend drugs to protect personal and corporate interests?

Low-carb, high-fat diets may reduce epilepsy seizures

By Hannah Nichols / Published Thursday 30 October 2014

Approximately 60-65% of patients with epilepsy become seizure free with antiepileptic drug treatment. The remaining 35% are resistant to medications. However, a review of current research published in Neurology presents a promising alternative treatment for epileptic seizure reduction - diets high in fats and low in carbohydrates.
Researchers aimed to review the high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic and modified Atkinsdiets for the treatment of refractory epilepsy(drug-resistant epilepsy) in adults. Both diets have proved successful in children, yet they are studied in adults insufficiently.

The modified Atkins diet and the ketogenic diet include high-fat foods such as bacon, eggs, mayonnaise, butter, hamburgers and heavy cream, with certain fruits, vegetables, nuts, avocados, cheeses and fish.

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