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Hello catherinestrong,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community and thank you for sharing this mouth-watering recipe.

For the benefit of all our readers, I must include this disclaimer. An individual should not start the ketogenic diet without first consulting his or her physician. Following this diet, which is high in fat, can potentially lead to elevated cholesterol levels, which can have serious consequences in some individuals.

The ketogenic diet was designed in 1924 by Dr. Russell Wilder at the Mayo Clinic. It was proven to be highly effective in treating epilepsy.

The diet is high in fat, supplies adequate protein and is low in carbohydrates. This combination changes the way energy is used in the body. Fat is converted in the liver into fatty acids and ketone bodies. Another effect of the diet is that it lowers glucose levels and improves insulin resistance. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, leads to a reduction in the occurrence of epileptic seizures.


December 9, 2015 - 9:19am


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