I have decided to research and experiment with the keto diet and intermittent fasting. Because of our family history of both cancer and alzheimers disease I want to try all viable options to try to minimize my risk of these diseases. Recent studies have shown some very promising results in the treatment and prevention of both cancer and alzheimer's disease.
I did implement a low carb (keto adjusted) diet a few years ago for Jacques as a way to try to minimize his aggressive behavior. We could not sustain the diet for long as his blood sugar would drop dangerously low (he has type 1 diabetes).
If there are substantial benefits for me, I will try the diet with Jacques again as all the info I have gathered so far show that there can be major benefits in treating autism with the keto diet.
I have not tried intermittent fasting before so this is completely new to me, but I look forward to the challenge.
I will update the blog with my progress as this will (hopefully) ultimately benefit my whole family and especially Jacques.