The ketogenic diet has been used as a treatment for infantile epilepsy since the beginning of the 1920s, but after the introduction of antiepileptic drugs the diet was gradually abandoned in favour of medication. In recent years, its usefulness as a treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy in children and adults has been reassessed. Although its mechanisms of action have not yet been clarified, their effectiveness in controlling the number and intensity of fits is documented by numerous studies. One of the problems with using ketogenic dietary treatment is the difficulty in following this diet for long periods of time, mainly for reasons linked to its palatability, as this type of approach does not allow for "lapses".
1. Are Le Gamberi Foods nutritional products harmful to the kidneys?
A diet made up of Le Gamberi Foods products does not cause any kidney overload as it is not a high-protein diet, simply carb-free (less 2%).
2.Is it harmful to the metabolism?
Carb-free diets tend to improve the use of fats as fuel, thereby improving the metabolism. However, we recommend you periodically reintroduce products containing carbohydrates into your diet.
3.Could ketosis induced by this diet cause problems for me?
Ketosis (a state where there is an increase in production and use of ketone bodies) is a metabolic condition that is safe where no medical conditions are present.
4.Is it true that this kind of diet raises cholesterol?
No. All the latest scientific research shows that a ketogenic diet actually helps lower triglycerides and raise the HDL fraction (that is, the protective fraction) of cholesterol.
5. What are ketone bodies?
Ketone bodies are produced by our body to ensure an absence of carbohydrates does not prevent fats from being used in our normal metabolic pathways. Fats therefore follow alternative pathways that lead to the formation of these ketone bodies which are used by our body as an energy source.