What is more interesting, is that a ketogenic diet can help with autism and seizures. According to a study, autistic children from four to ten years of age used a ketogenic diet for six months. 30 children started the study, most couldn't hack the diet. 18 could, and they did so in a four week, followed by two weeks off ketosis type of cycle.
The epilepsy foundation (http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/answerplace/medical/treatment/diet/) has a shit ton to say about ketogenic dieting as well. They say that, "When carefully monitored by a medical team familiar with its use, the diet helps two out of three children who are tried on it and may prevent seizures completely in one out of three."Significant improvement (> 12 units of the Childhood Autism Rating Scale) was recorded in two patients (pre-Scale: 35.00 +/- 1.41[mean +/- SD]), average improvement (> 8-12 units) in eight patients (pre-Scale: 41.88 +/- 3.14[mean +/- SD]), and minor improvement (2-8 units) in eight patients (pre-Scale: 45.25 +/- 2.76 [mean +/- SD]). Although these data are very preliminary, there is some evidence that the ketogenic diet may be used in autistic behavior as an additional or alternative therapy.(Journal of Child Neurology, Volume 18, issue 2 (February 2003), p. 113-118.
ISSN: 0883-0738 DOI: 10.1177/08830738030180020501
|Who the fuck knew?|
|We could all use a little water.|
Then again, this is only my third day of it. Also of note, I am not constipated. I take a fiber supplement. You should too. I have been eating eggs, lean beef, and chicken wings (thanks again Jamie Lewis of Chaosandpain). The wings are great because they have more protein than fat, and you can make four pounds of the stuff all at once, and eat it through out the day. According to my package, one four ounce serving has 18 grams of fat and 21 grams of protein. They round up and say it's 250 calories, but the math adds up to 246. Do the math on four pounds. You get a lot of protein and fat on it. So, this could all be subject to change. I could potentially feel like crap tomorrow, or next week. I plan on going at it for a few more days, and refeeding on Sunday, and starting over again. I will have pictures also when I see a significant change.
|For many people this is probably normal.|