05/21/2015

#130 I've recently started my 2.5 year old son (recently diagnosed with Doose) on the modified atkins diet.

Full question: I've recently started my 2.5 year old son (recently diagnosed with Doose) on the modified atkins diet. He's had some nausea and vomiting which I've read is common at the outset of this diet. He's also had some slower heavy breathing. Is this normal with the beginning of this diet? We started 4 days ago. Thanks for your insights!!

Reply:  We strongly adivse medical supervision with ketogenic therapies and encourage the use of the Classic Ketogenic Diet for young children.  Your description of his reaction to the diet should be medically evaluated and treated.