Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Does the keto diet work long term? It does for this dad, and it saved his epileptic son

  • Seven years ago, Hong Kong-based Oliver Smith started on the keto diet to see if it could help his epileptic 10-year-old son and avoid him having brain surgery
  • It cured his own hypertension and hypoglycaemia, and he lost 10kg. He started his son on the diet aged 11 and, now 17, he has been four years without seizures

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Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Oliver Smith, a professional musician, and his son, Liam, at home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong. Smith took up the keto diet seven years ago and, satisfied it worked, put Liam, then aged 11 on it. Liam’s epileptic seizures have since stopped. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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