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Posted by: Pieter | 2005/11/28

Pieter

Hi

My name is Pieter and I have Epilepsy and I would like to know is there some sort of diet that I should follow and what foods to eat and what food to stay clear of.

Regards

Pieter

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Dear Pieter
In adults there is not really much that can be achieved by diet in epileptic patients. In young children who do not respond to medication, a so-called ketogenic diet (very high in fat) is sometimes used to treat the little patients. You may find it beneficial to consult a clinical dietitian (check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to sscharf@nhcltd.com or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area), to explore the use of such a diet in adults, which would have to be done under close supervision.
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