Is the Ketogenic Diet Helpful for Parkinson's Disease?

Updated: Jan 27


I've been singing the praises about the benefits of the Ketogenic Diet and lifestyle for years because of the benefits for health problems like Diabetes (both types 1 and 2), Dementia, Metabolic Syndrome, and obesity, to name just a few.


Recently, there has been some outstanding research that shows the effectiveness of the Ketogenic Diet in Parkinson’s disease also. One of the pioneers studying the Ketogenic diet in Parkinson's is Dr. Matthew Phillips, a Neurologist in New Zealand.


His research has been able to convincingly demonstrate that a Ketogenic diet is helpful in reducing Parkinson’s symptoms. So, now we have a much better understanding of the mechanisms underlying Parkinson's and