In 1920 a New York physician, Dr. Galen, reported at the American Medical Association convention that he had had significant success in treating epilepsy by initiating a program of fasting. Interestingly, the patient he treated was actually a young cousin who had aggressive seizures. On the second day of fasting the child’s epilepsy abated and did not return over the next two years of follow-up.
“Shea McGivney, 12, suffered frequent seizures from atypical childhood absence epilepsy that didn’t respond to medication. But eating a high-fat diet of chicken wings, pork rind pancakes, butter and cream for two years rewired his brain to make him healthy.” – DailyNews