Therapeutic Uses for the Ketogenic Diet - Jugglebox Australia

Therapeutic Uses for the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet was originally developed in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy, and it is still used today to help control seizures in people with epilepsy who do not respond to other treatments. In addition to its use in epilepsy, the ketogenic diet has also been studied for its potential therapeutic uses in a number of other conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Brain cancer
  • Acne
  • Sleep disorders

Ketone bodies testing

            Testing for ketone bodies in urine (from Ketogenic diet - Wikipedia)

While the ketogenic diet may be beneficial for these conditions, it is important to note that more research is needed to fully understand its potential therapeutic effects and to determine the appropriate use of the diet in each condition. It is also important to note that the ketogenic diet is a medical treatment that should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional.

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