Is there a diet that can actually help manage epilepsy?
The idea that a specific way of eating can affect epilepsy was first postulated by Hippocrates, who noticed that fasting could prevent convulsions.
Over the years, the ketogenic diet has taken center stage as the diet of choice for people who suffer from epilepsy - particularly children.
The ketones produced by this diet are able to increase the levels of chemicals that diminish neuron activity, reduce levels of reactive oxygen species and make the brain use energy more efficiently; all resulting in fewer seizures.
Special guest Julia Schopick joins Dr. Mike and discusses the ins and outs of a ketogenic diet in regards to managing epilepsy symptoms.