Clinical Review: Ketogenic Diet

September 16, 2019 0 By William Morgan


>WHAT IT´S THE KETO DIET? i WAS JUST WACHING A
INFOMERCIAL THIS MORNING ABOUT
IT. KETO MEANS KETONES WHICH ARE
KETO MEANS KETONES WHICH ARE>
BASICALLY CHEMICALS THAT YOU
MAKE IN YOUR BODY WHEN YOU BURN
FAT.
IN A MEDICAL SETTING WE SEE THIS
IN DIABETICS WHEN THEIR SUGAR IS
REALLY HIGH AND THEY CAN’T
PROCESS THE SUGAR THAT’S IN
THEIR BLOODSTREAM.
THEY START TO BURN FAT.
THEY CAN HAVE MENTAL STATUS
CHANGES.
YOUR BRAIN CAN’T FUNCTION ON
ENERGY FROM FAT.
IT HAS TO HAVE GLUCOSE.
IN TERMS OF HAVING KETONES IN
THE BLOOD, THAT’S NOT A GOOD
THING.
>I FEEL LIKE I HAVE HEARD
THAT TERM SO MUCH.
IS IT AFFECTED? EFFECTIVE? PEOPLE ARE USING IT AS A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT.
>I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF BAD FAD DIETS COME AND GO.
THE EFFECTS ARE NOT GOOD.
IT REALLY ISN’T ANY BETTER THAN
ANY OTHER DIET.
WITH MOST FAT DIETS YOU GET AN
INITIAL WEIGHT LOSS. THE QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENS
AFTER SIX MONTHS OR YEAR.>IF YOU HAVE EPILEPSY A
DIET LIKE THIS WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.
IN THE 1920’S THERE WAS SOME
RESEARCH SHOWING THAT A KETOGENIC DIET HELPED CHILDREN
WITH SEIZURES. THIS IS REALLY ONLY RESTRICTED TO CHILDREN WITH INTRACTABLE
SEIZURES.
THERE’S SOME EVIDENCE THAT THAT
MAY HELP TO IT IS REALLY NOT
SOMETHING PEOPLE SHOULD DO ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT TALKING TO
THEIR NEUROLOGIST OR THEIR PEDIATRICIAN