The ketogenic diet has been used for people with seizures or epilepsy for many years. Find out why!
0:00 Introduction: What is a seizure?
0:33 What triggers seizures?
1:06 What causes seizures?
1:25 Keto and seizures
3:05 Ketones explained
4:55 Benefits of ketones for seizures
6:13 The best alternative for seizures
6:25 Keto side effects
9:45 Typical keto diet for kids with seizures
11:03 Seizure prevention
13:50 Learn more about the best diet for seizures!
Today I want to share some important information for those of you who experience seizures.
Common triggers of seizures:
• Head injury
• Brain infection
• Drug withdrawal
• Extremely low blood sugar
• High blood pressure
Data shows that keto is effective in eliminating seizures by a factor of 50 to 70 percent. But it’s important to be on the healthy version of the ketogenic diet. The keto diet for epilepsy also includes more fat than protein.
Ketones are a byproduct of fat. Fat and ketones are the primary fuel source that our bodies should run on—not glucose. It’s also the preferred fuel source of the brain.
Top potential benefits of ketones for seizures:
• They have anticonvulsant properties
• They stabilize the excitability of the neurons
• They modulate neurotransmitters
• They support the brain, including the hippocampus
• They increase the hippocampus’s mitochondrial biogenesis
• They protect the brain and neurons against oxidative stress
• They increase the ATP in the neurons to allow them to function better
In my opinion, one of the best natural alternative options for seizures is to get on the Healthy Keto® diet.
Natural ways to potentially help prevent seizures:
1. Get on the Healthy Keto diet
2. Start intermittent fasting
3. Take ketones
4. Consume foods higher in fat with moderate protein
5. Consume cod liver oil
6. Consume nutritional yeast
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps explain how keto may be beneficial for people with seizures. I’ll see you in the next video.