Modern Western diets, in general, and ketogenic diets, in particular,  are thought to produce a chronic low-grade metabolic acidosis. Buffering capability may be supported in the following ways: Avoid, when approved by the treating neurologist, anti-convulsant drugs that may interfere with acid/base (pH) homeostasis: valproate (Depakote; Depakene; Epilim; Epival and other brand names);  carbonic anhydrase […]

Energy Homeostasis

“Extreme activities are ready, whenever they are needed, to keep uniform the internal environment…. The organism is thrown into convulsions if the sugar supply runs too low, and the convulsions mark the acme of the manoeuvres which bring forth extra sugar from the hepatic reserves to restore the normal glycemic percentage.” Walter Bradford Cannon, and  Claude Bernard […]

Case History

Poster presented at the 2nd International Symposium on Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders, Edinburgh, Oct 2010 View pdf:  EdinburghposterFinal Refractory epilepsy controlled by an acidosis sparing, euketonemic ketogenic (ASEK) diet: a case history. A.W.C. Yuen¹, I.A. Walcutt².   Introduction Classical ketogenic diet, the modified Atkins diet and other variants generally produce hyperketonemia (2 – 6 mM/L of […]