Combining Thoughts. Mark Sisson has often written about inflammation and how it is related to diet.
- What is Inflammation?
- What’s All This Talk About Inflammation?
- Flame Thrower: Top 10 Natural Ways to Reduce Inflammation
- My Top Six Anti-Inflammatory Foods
- How Does Inflammation Cause Heart Disease?
And hundreds of others posts besides these.
The other day, I came across an article in the New York Times about the connection between epilepsy and inflammation: New Epilepsy Tactic – Fight Inflammation
The answer they propose? Mega-doses of drugs: steroids, other anti-inflammatories, and experimental drugs.
Sometimes, drugs are the answer — modern medicine has brought us untold advances in both quantity and quality of life (polio, cholera, dysentery, malaria, etc.) — but the idea of using a low-carb diet to improve seizures is not a new one.
I just wish the experts, and the journalists who report on these things, would suggest changing the patient’s diet before they head straight to the syringe.
- Low Carb, High Protein Diet Reduces Seizure Rate in Epilepsy Sufferers | Mark’s Daily Apple
- Modified Atkins Diet Can Cut Epileptic Seizures In Adults
- Diet Of Whipping Cream, Butter, Vegetable Oil Can Help Control Epileptic Seizures In Many Children
- 282: Dr. Deborah Snyder On The Low-Carb Cure For Epilepsy | The Livin La Vida Low-Carb Show
- The Ketogenic Diet: One Decade Later