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Keto Concussion Protocol

Monday, February 04, 2019

So, it turns out my fall resulted in a mild concussion. I'm still hella frustrated at being slowed down with my normal daily activities but at least I know why I feel so rotten still. The facial bruising is almost gone. Finally. This was last Thursday. The day before I started my 28 day Keto Concussion Protocol.

Keto is weird. It is completely counterintuitive to everything I know about a healthy diet. However since it was originally created to help children with epilepsy it makes sense that it would enhance brain healing. Hence the willingness to begin the experiment.

I've been using the protocol for 3 days. It's still to early to tell if it's helping or not as far as the concussion goes but I'll keep blogging as I go along. Weigh in is Friday. Curious to see if it lives up to the hype in that regard. Wouldn't hurt my feelings any.

Until then keep sparking.
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    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your fall & subsequent concussion... I am trying to get myself into a ketogenic protocol more for my mood disorder (chronic depression) even more so than further weight loss.
    Good luck to us both!
    351 days ago
    Glad that the bruising is improving. I hope that the concussion is ok.
    351 days ago
    I'm 58-yrs-old. I suffered a traumatic brain injury 12 years ago (severe concussion... I fell on ice and smacked the back of my head... I had a lump the size of an egg for months). It took 18 months before I could tie my shoes and read again. Even after that point, while I could read words and sort of keep track of the gist of what I was reading, reading ceased to be an enjoyable activity, and other strange anomalies in how I processed information remained... for instance it was impossible to do math "in my head" anymore.. I couldn't hold onto the numbers long enough. My formerly very quick mind was now very slow in every respect. Fast forward another 6 years with nutritionally dense food, some weight loss, regular exercise, I felt better but the cognitive deficiencies remained Then I started a keto approach to nutrition. In just a couple of months I dropped A LOT more weight, and my head felt re-atttached to my shoulders. I began reading for pleasure again, numbers stopped dancing around on the page, I felt smart again. Now three years into a continuous keto approach I still notice improvements (this Christmas, for the first time I was able to binge read a book series without extreme mental exhaustion setting in). Some days I swear I've become smarter.... and all of my health numbers are better than they have ever been... so now decline in health, in fact, I'm stronger, healthier, happier than I've been in my life.

    My point: what is said about a ketopgenic approach isn't just hype, but it's also not a quick fix. The body heals in it's own time and in it;s own way. I do believe, however, that I would not have regained my cognitive function if not for keto, and I know several other people who have experienced the same. Just realize you're in it for the long haul.

    Best wishes!

    351 days ago
    Oh no I'm so sorry you got a concussion. Hope you heal quickly!
    351 days ago
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