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.

The Ketogenic Diet and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Part 2 of 2 y TheJohnsonCente
Initial Release Date: Mar 14, 2019
Source: Youtube

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.

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