- Feb 18, 2021
- Friend was DX
While there is no evidence to suggest that a ketone diet (no carb/high fat) works in slowing ALS symptoms, anecdotally, a calorie-rich diet with plenty of healthy fats may help to preserve motor function, while dieting and calorie restriction has been shown to worsen symptoms. However, there is no hard data that I could see about the effect of a high fat diet comprised of eating only “healthy fats”. Recent studies have shown that increased fatty acid oxidation was associated with slower disease progression. Has anyone tried 100% (or as close as possible) removing saturated fat and consuming a high amount of healthy fat? Do any members see any benefit of eating healthy fat at nighttime before bed? Resting metabolism is high for people with ALS. It kind of makes sense to account for high metabolic sleeping rates with extra fat before bed.