There is a wonderful documentary I saw on Netflix called The Magic Pill. I find it hope inspiring and have recommended it to many people I know who happen to have the illnesses specifically mentioned on it. It also has about 3 minutes talking with Joel Salatin who summed up the farming practices he uses beautifully. Highly recommended. If you don't have Netflix, there are other sources for watching it also.
None of the reviews mention a specific illness. I'm assuming it's epilepsy, a high fat diet has been recommended for epileptics for a long time.
As a person who has had to transition to a high fat/low carb diet recently, not as low as keto, but low. I'm finding it extremely hard to keep to, not very satisfying. Fat isn't nearly so lovely without carbs.
Joel Salatin stole the show in The Magic Pill! Loved the tour of his farm and his wonderful views on the spirit of food. The Magic Pill is a good doc for sure. One illness they focus on with success is childhood autism. Truly remarkable what happens when good food comes in and grabs hold of the children.
Location: Southern Oregon
posted 1 year ago
So, I tried to watch this, only got 1/2 way through. It's all over the place, switching between keto and paleo. The first "autistic" child obviously had co-morbidity issues like seizures, for which a high fat diet has been recommended for a very long time. Keto is so low carb that most of the pictured meals would never fit in. Paleo is not necessarily high fat. Without fat extraction and/or dairy, a meat and non-starchy veg diet is not likely to be high fat. Most, if not all of the followed people previously ate extremely poor diets.
In my research into keto, virtually all of the podcasts and blogs are by people recovering from eating disorders. While I'm glad that they have found something to help themselves, I'm reluctant to take nutrition advice from people with eating disorders.
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