14 Feb The Ketogenic Diet and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part 2 of 2
The Ketogenic diet can be a great help in reducing the symptoms of disorders such as autism and epilepsy. By working with your clinician to craft the correct diet, you can make a drastic difference in your or your child’s wellbeing.
Learn from certified Clinical Nutrition Kelly Barnhill as she hosts a webinar discussing the Ketogenic diet and the effect it has on autistic people.
What We Learned from this Video:
- Ketogenic diets are high in whole fat and protein and limited carbohydrates.
- Good fats include lard, tallow and plant-based oils.
- Good sources of protein include animals such as chicken, beef, eggs and fish. Nuts are acceptable, but can be high in carbs.
- Carbs should come entirely from fruits and vegetables.
- It is possible to create dairy-free, casein-free and gluten-free Keto diets. These need careful planning and management and make heavy use of MCT oil, which can cause GI discomfort.
- Work with a clinician to determine the best diet plan.
- There are several labs someone should have done to determine if the ketogenic diet will work for them.
- The standard American diet is very carb heavy.
- Most meals should consist of a source of protein and a vegetable.
- Not all prepared “keto-friendly products” are good choices.
- There are various supplements available to help make a ketogenic diet manageable.
- Constipation can be a side effect of this diet. MCT oil and fiber can combat this.
Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of a Ketogenic diet? Take a look at part one of this video series in our free Video Library.