Study: 'Ketogenic diet in pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency'

Discussion in 'Energy! Mitochondria, Methylation, B-12, etc.' started by Remy, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Remy

    Remy Administrator

    A recent study showing that the ketogenic diet is a safe and effective long term treatment for patients with pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency.

    It is worth noting that the ketone levels required for improvement were greater than 3 mmol/L, which is difficult to achieve (but not impossible) by diet alone. The addition of exogenous ketones is likely to prove of great benefit to achieve therapeutic levels of ketones without such a severe restriction of carbohydrates as in the past.

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  2. Farmgirl

    Farmgirl Well-Known Member

    I feel good on the Ketogenic Diet! I am not super strict about it, but I have heard some families who have vaccine damaged children with continuous seizures must weigh out the fats at each meal. I checked out this book:
    Fat For Fuel by Joseph Mercola
    and really wanted to read it, but reading is difficult, instead, I watch his videos on Youtube about the diet.

    The only issue is that my cholesterol went up a bit and my doctor was not happy. I need to eat more veggies to balance the fats out cuz I am weak and then tend to grab nuts to feed myself cuz thy are fast and easy, but not so good for the cholesterol levels. I high cholesterol is the least of my problems right now. :-D FG
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  3. stevenm

    stevenm New Member

    do you have CFS? what level of improvement from Keto diet?
  4. Farmgirl

    Farmgirl Well-Known Member

    @stevenm. Hi. Yes, I do have CFS and Chronic Lyme and a lot of other issues. The diet helps me think clearer. I have a lot of weird hormonal issues and it helped me loose weight. Loosing weight is important because of my disability. I don't want to be too heavy for some one to be able to move me when I cannot move myself.

    Have you tried the Ketogenic plan or thought about trying it? There are some books out there on it.

    Do you also have ME? Have a good day!
  5. Farmgirl

    Farmgirl Well-Known Member

    Does anyone eat Paleo on this site? I do good on that too.
  6. stevenm

    stevenm New Member

    Yes, I have CFS. I went to a functional MD who messed up my gut, now I am too thin but better than last July. I have several books on Paleo, I am afraid to mess my gut up more, or lose weight.