Low Carbohydrate Diet And Ketoacidosis
Fasting and some carbohydrate restricted diets can produce a condition called ketoacidosis in the body. In ketoacidosis the body is converting fats to ketones, instead of converting carbohydrates to glucose. It would make sense to treat people suffering from neuro-degenerative diseases with extremely low carbohydrate diets, but ketones produced this way will not end up in the blood stream. Instead they will be excreted in urine.
Consider switching to natural virgin coconut oil from hydrogenated oils. According to Dr. Mary Newport, there is a widely spread misconception of coconut oil being somehow harmful to your health, and clogging your arteries. In fact, it has been shown over and over, that coconut oil can help to lower cholesterol, protect from many disease producing micro organisms, provide fuel for starving cells, and enhance your health and beauty in many ways. There are excellent food sources for medium chain triglycerides, like virgin coconut oil, palm kernel oil, and for babies, breast milk. Choose non-hydrogenated oil that does not have any trans fat.
Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
According to a case study by Dr. Mary Newport, coconut oil with medium chain triglycerides (MCT oil) is a potential treatment for neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinsons disease, Huntingtons disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrigs disease). Furthermore, patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, autism, Downs syndrome, drug resistant epilepsy, brittle type I diabetes, and diabetes type II with insulin resistance, may benefit greatly from daily dose of virgin coconut oil.