Another Doctor Came Around!
I will be posting all these unusual events that my migraineurs go through so you can see how hard it is to change one’s nutrition approach by turning against the USDA dietary guidelines and get the acceptance (let alone support and help) of your doctor.
This migraineur is in Canada, which makes it even harder, since they have a socialized medicine that I so far found–through other migraineurs in Canada–to be extremely rigid, allowing treatments only within a very narrow set of guidelines. So I was so shocked to read what happened–as was my migraineur to experience her visit to her doctor–so I decided to share with you (with her permission) what she wrote about her visit today. This is in the ketogenic group I manage that you can find here:
“I had the most amazing visit with my Dr!! He wanted to see me after I had my blood work done. I knew it was due to my big spike in my LDL. I was preparing myself for him wanting to put me on a statin.
I had a purse full of printout Angela Stanton had written on cholesterol, the Lancet Study on Cholesterol, a bunch of them! I didn’t sleep well stressing about defending what I’m doing… and guess what! … he said he wasn’t worried about my numbers at all!! He said it’s well known that those in Keto will have an increase but it’s all good! He’ll retest in a year! I literally sat there dumbfounded. I laughed and said “oh I thought I was going to have to debate you on this”. He laughed and said no, not today. He must have read the info I gave him awhile back, he never mentioned it but he must have read it… I’m SO relieved!! This is progress❣”
Indeed! It is major progress! I am so glad to see doctors starting to ride the train so many people now started to ride toward health, dropping the current nonsense high carbohydrate and low-fat diet and tons of medicines, and jump head first into the low carbs and high fat diets, of which ketogenic diet is the most extreme form–but it is also the most beneficial for those with some health conditions. Migraine is one of those that benefit tremendously.
Major Warning: Ketosis & Medicines Don’t Get Along!
Please note, if you have migraines and want to start the ketogenic diet, you need to know that you cannot be on any migraine or heart medications while on the ketogenic diet. This is not written anywhere (except on Topamax, used for seizures) but there are so many problems with this that now it is clear: the ketogenic diet is a metabolic process that is not forgiving toward medicines that were intended to be used for the carbohydrate burning diets. It makes sense! Completely different pathways. So be warned!
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