Will a Ketogenic Diet Make You Autistic?

Let’s settle the record right now. No, a ketogenic diet will not make you autistic. In fact, one doctor thinks it might help reverse the effects. For all of you complaining about a “click bait” title right now, just relax. It wasn’t clickbait. It was an honest question and now, let’s find out the honest answer.

WHAT IS A KETOGENIC DIET; CAN IT MAKE YOU AUTISTIC?

Let’s start with the basics. A ketogenic diet is one that’s made of protein, high-fat and low carbs. The entire goal of such a diet is to reach a state of “ketosis”. This is when your main energy source is fat (ketones) instead of glucose. There is a wide belief that glucose needs to be our main source of energy but some doctors say that is not the case. In fact, it’s fat we need to function at an optimal level. So what does this all have to do with autistic people?

DOES A KETOGENIC DIET ACTUALLY HELP AUTISTIC PEOPLE?

Now, before we dig into this controversial topic, let’s get one thing straight. This is merely the opinion of one doctor named Will Cole, D.C. There is not a major organization or hospital backing this study, just this guy. According to Dr. Will Cole, removing inflammatory foods will help regulate pathways and mechanisms in the body. Allegedly, this could tie into to reducing the effects of autistic people but not curing them. So now, what can we do as a society to improve upon this research?

HELP AUTISTIC PEOPLE BY STARTING YOUR OWN KETOGENIC DIET

Do you have a diet that could be helpful to the world? Let’s brainstorm for a second. A lot of these fad diets are just backed by money and no research. Hence, imagine if you had some legitimate science behind a new diet and wanted to get it out to the world. You could be just like Dr. Will Cole over here but maybe even better. There are great technologies out there that help the little guy sell their ideas to the world nowadays. IT’s time we start taking advantage of them.

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