Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ketogenic Diet vs Memory and Intelligence

It has been scientifically proven by Dr Jan Venter, MD, and Jong Rho, MD, that a ketogenic diet not only prevents seizures in patients with epilepsy, but it also enhances short and long term memory and intelligence. Ketone bodies are by far better source of energy for the mitochondria than glucose. They promote the biogenesis of the mitochondria and the neurogenesis of the brain nerve cells. Biogenesis is the production of new mitochondria and neurogenesis is the creation of new neurons from cellular divisions, especially of those nerve cells located in the hippocampus region. Let us remember that a mitochondrion is the cell's power plant where ATP is produced in the Krebs cycle.