When researchers looked at the brain activity of children with epilepsy, they observed improvements in different brain patterns in 65% of those on keto .
Check out Cody’s story here at Ketogenic.com and find out how he used a ketogenic diet to treat his epilepsy.
3. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition where a woman experiences hormonal dysfunction typically resulting in symptoms like infertility and irregular periods. Insulin resistance, obesity, and difficulty losing weight often come along with PCOS. Women with PCOS tend to have increased facial hair, acne, and other signs relating to higher testosterone levels. They also have a heightened risk of developing type 2 diabetes .
Some studies confirm the benefits of ketogenic and low-carb diets for PCOS. You can also browse the internet and find anecdotal evidence and countless stories from women who found that ditching the sugar and carbs and welcoming in the healthy fats diminished their PCOS symptoms  . Check out Lauren’s story and Jenny’s story at Ketogenic.com!
4. Some Cancers
Scientific research shows a ketogenic diet could help certain types of cancer when used along with traditional treatments like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. This way of eating seems to be particularly promising for brain cancer  .
Animal studies reveal keto diets might reduce the progression of different types of cancer, including cancers that have spread to other areas of the body .
Obesity, type 2 diabetes, and elevated blood sugar are linked to some cancers, like breast cancer. Some researchers suggest restricting carbs, which lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, could help prevent tumor growth .
Nobel-prize winner Otto Warburg hypothesized that cancer cells had switched from the normal respiration of oxygen (aerobic) to the fermentation of sugar. Put simply, cancer cells couldn’t properly use oxygen, so they fermented sugar instead! Going keto means you ditch all that sugar, so cancer cells are unable to ferment it.
Studies on cancer and keto are ongoing. Obtaining randomized clinical studies would allow us to further examine how ketogenic diets affect cancer patients. You can find anecdotal evidence and plenty of stories online of people with cancer implementing a ketogenic way of eating with great success. Even dogs like Blazer are using keto to help overcome cancer.