Category: "Ketogenic Diet"

Yeast extract may boost brain function

Yeast extract may boost brain function

Researchers suggest that Marmite may benefit brain function. Marmite is far from one of the most popular foods in the United States. In fact, many Americans are unlikely to have heard of it. A new study, however, suggests that when it comes to boosting brain function, Marmite triumphs over peanut butter.

Fasting May Help to Prevent Seizures by Calming Nervous System, Early Study Suggests

Fasting May Help to Prevent Seizures by Calming Nervous System, Early Study Suggests

Reducing calorie intake, or fasting, may help decrease the frequency of seizures in people with epilepsy by calming overexcited neurons in the brain, early research suggests. “Our findings suggest that one of the reasons that fasting is beneficial is that it gives the nervous system a break,” Pejmun Haghighi, PhD, the study’ senior author, said in a press release. The study, “Acute […]

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

New ‘Brain Food’ Scale Flags Best Nutrients for Depression

In many cases of epilepsy, depression as well as autism, ADHD and anxiety may be present.Vegan’s and Vegetarian’s also beware. Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that improve depressive symptoms. Research on this scale and on foods that help nourish the brain was presented here at a standing-room-only […]

Evolving Role Of the Ketogenic Diet in Treating Intractable Childhood Epilepsy and Beyond

Evolving Role Of the Ketogenic Diet in Treating Intractable Childhood Epilepsy and Beyond

The implementation of a ketogenic diet (KD) to treat intractable childhood epilepsy has ancient origins. As elements of the treatment have advanced over the centuries, clinicians are hopeful the diet’s uses can be expanded to address other neurological disorders. The CDC estimates 1 percent of children ages 0–17 (approximately 750,000) are affected by epilepsy or […]

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