There was a big “meeting of the minds” for professionals at the 5th Global Symposium on Ketogenic Therapies in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The biennial meeting took place September 20-24, 2016 and was an important event for the field of ketogenic therapies. KetoVie was proud to attend as a sponsor.
Themes for this event examined topics beyond epilepsy including ketogenic therapies for brain cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s, and other cognitive disorders. Presenters explored a growing amount of evidence that a ketogenic diet has a potential for treatment in these areas and many more.
Research highlights included exploring the epigenetic (DNA modifiers) role in how we utilize food, Researchers continue to look for the possible mechanisms of action of the ketogenic diet and effective use of a ketogenic diet in adults. It now appears a classic ketogenic diet is most effective in patients under 3 years of age, while modified diets (ex. Modified Atkins and Low Glycemic Index Diet) are as effective, better tolerated, and have fewer side effects for older patients.
The repeated concern identified at the conference is an inadequate number of dietitians trained in the area of ketogenic therapies. This is true in North America, but even more evident overseas. The International League against Epilepsy (ILAE http://www.ilae.org/) was identified as a place to find online resources and access to treatment around the world.
KetoVie hosted an interactive ketogenic cooking event lead by Dawn Martenz, author of The Keto Cookbook and The Modified Keto Cookbook. Attendees got to try some unique recipes using KetoVie Café ketogenic foods including Prosciutto Crostini with Herbed Parmesan Dip, Basil Salad with Pizza Croutons, Pumpkin Spice Trifle and Strawberry Mousse featuring KetoVie 4:1 Vanilla. Follow us on Facebook and stay tuned for recipes on our website!
KetoVie looks forward to supporting the next Global Symposium in Seoul, Korea, in 2018!