1. Jake Osuna manages his epileptic seizures and lost 25 pounds with the ketogenic diet and ketone supplements.
The low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diet has been hailed for its efficacy as a weight loss tool, but ongoing clinical and anecdotal research shows keto also prevents seizures better than drugs in many epilepsy patients.
Jake Osuna, age 10, experienced a dramatic reduction in epileptic seizures after adopting a ketogenic diet in which he consumed 88% fat, 10% protein, and 2% carbs.
The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat, moderate-protein diet that has been shown to fuel rapid weight loss by forcing the body to burn fat for fuel in a state called ketosis, said Dr. Eric Westman, co-author of Keto Clarity.
In addition to its weight loss benefits, ketosis has been shown to control epileptic seizures in both children and adults.
Osuna, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 4, once suffered hundreds of seizures a day. After adoping the ketogenic diet (combined with a ketone supplement called Pruvit), Jake’s seizures tapered off dramatically. He lost the 25 pounds he gained as a result of epilepsy drugs.
“Since adapting to the LCHF ketogenic lifestyle and the use of therapeutic ketones, I am happy to report that Jake’s seizures are hardly noticeable and he is a completely different kid!” Jake’s mom, Lisa Osuna, wrote on Facebook. “He’s now down 25 lbs.”