Ketosis

After I read that “evidence has been accumulating showing that a ketogenic diet might have a therapeutic role in different neurological conditions. And that “Experimental models have shown that a restriction in glucose intake bolsters resistance of the cells located in the substantia nigra against neurotoxic effects of MPTP and prevents the progression of symptoms associated with PD

(In case you wondered, as I did… what is mpdp?) “Although many toxins and neurological insults that damage the basal ganglia and/or the substantia nigra result in neurological disorders which include parkinsonian features (see below), one toxin, 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP), appears to target relatively specifically those neurons that are involved in Parkinson’s disease.”

I asked my primary care doctor how he felt about my trying the Keto Diet.

He gave me the go ahead, to try it. I was concerned that it might make me loose weight. I was at 116 lbs. He didn’t think it would affect me that way.

I went into Ketosis Aug 24th… where I remained for eight months. I’d lost 9 pounds. I decided to not follow the diet so closely, and began adding some potatoes and bread, etc.. following the mantra, moderation in all things.

On May 11th, I no longer tested to be in ketosis. I consider it prudent to avoid white sugar & white flour and to eat at least 50% raw fruits & vegetables. And for gut health, I’ll continue to eat more fermented foods.

My results from following the Keto diet are inconclusive. Perhaps it slowed progression… but it definitely isn’t a cure all…. for me.