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I read a while back an article regarding a young boy with a

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I read a while back an article regarding a young boy with a seizure disorder. The Mayo Clinic provided the boy with a special diet. I have a 32 year old developmental disabled daughter that is having issues with her medications and seizures are not controlled. How can I get information in regards ***** ***** diet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. Davidyou are talking about the ketogenic diethttp://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/neurosciences/pediatric-epilepsy-mayo-clinic-managing-seizures-related-comorbidities"The ketogenic diet which is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that mimics the fasting state and stimulates the ketogenic metabolism pathway and was first used in the 1920s at Mayo Clinic. It has since been discovered to improve seizure control in children with intractable epilepsy. More than 100 Mayo Clinic pediatric epilepsy patients are currently on the diet"here is more good informationhttp://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/medicine/divisions/digestive-health/clinical-care/nutrition-support-team/nutrition-articles/TurnerArticle.pdflet me know if you have questions.

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