Friday, November 19, 2010

New Alert: Epilepsy's Big, Fat Miracle

With more than 25% of kids with ASD, suffering from Epilepsy this is good to know. I've been asking for details about this diets because Nicky's seizures only seem to get worst, not better despite medications. 

This is worth the read: 
Epilepsy's Big, Fat Miracle 
The author's 9-year-old son suffered more than 100 seizures a day. When he started a high-fat, super-low-carb diet, the number dropped by three-quarters. 


  1. I read of this diet years ago and it has truly helped some people. But it might be best, if you're interested, to try the Specific Carbohydrate Diet first which also restricts carbs but isn't so high on the fats - it leans more towards protein. Some kids with autism (mine included) don't metabolize fats well and would suffer greatly by this particular diet.

  2. My first confession is that I am not very technologically savvy... I couldn't find a single place on your blog/profile that allowed to to message you. So I am messaging you here. I am a Developmental Specialist and mother of two children on the spectrum. I've looked at your blog several times and I was wondering if you have looked into Floortime/DIR model services... Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions.

  3. Nicky has done both therapies extensively. DIR and Floortime, they are same but different like everything else when it comes to ASD. Let me know what you are wondering and I'll let you know our experience. Thanks.