Ketogenic Diets Shown to Decrease Inflammation and Neurological Disability in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Article Title: Ketogenic Diets and Multiple Sclerosis


The article investigates the relationship between Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and dietary intake, focusing on the Ketogenic Diet (KD). KDs are high-fat, low-carbohydrate, and adequate protein diets that mimic a fasting state. The research suggests that KDs can offer significant benefits for neuroinflammatory diseases like MS.


The study involved 65 subjects with relapsing-remitting MS. The study aimed to assess the tolerability of a monitored KD over a 6-month period and its impact on clinical outcomes and pro-inflammatory leptin levels.

Additional Discussion Points

  • Eligibility Criteria: Subjects had to demonstrate clinical stability for at least 6 months prior to enrollment and were excluded if they had progressive MS or had been on a KD in the past 6 months.
  • Dietary Guidance: Subjects met with a dietitian who provided education on initiating the KD. They were advised to restrict net carbohydrates to <20 g/day and were encouraged to increase healthy fat intake.


  • Tolerability and Safety: 83% of the subjects were able to successfully adhere to the ketogenic diet for 6 months
  • Patient-Reported Outcomes: Subjects demonstrated significant reductions in BMI, waist circumference, fat mass, and resting metabolic rate. Fatigue impact and depression scores were also significantly reduced.
  • Quality of Life: There was a significant increase in quality of life scores, particularly in physical health, energy, cognitive function, and overall health.
  • Neurological Disability: An overall improvement in EDSS (Expanded Disability Status Scale) was noted, indicating improvement in neurological disability.

Relevance to Willow Creek Ranch Offerings and Extended Commentary

The article’s emphasis on the health benefits of high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets like KDs aligns seamlessly with Willow Creek Ranch’s offerings of pasture-based meats. Our meats are naturally rich in beneficial fats and low in carbohydrates, making them an excellent dietary choice for individuals interested in adopting a Ketogenic or even a Carnivore Diet for health reasons.

In recent years, both Ketogenic and Carnivore diets have gained significant traction for their potential health benefits, including weight loss, improved mental clarity, and better metabolic health. However, what sets our meat apart is our focus on high-quality, nutrient-dense foods, particularly meats.

Choosing pasture-raised meats from Willow Creek Ranch over conventionally raised, feedlot meats found in the grocery store is a conscious decision that goes beyond taste and quality. Our pasture-raised meats are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are renowned for their anti-inflammatory properties. This is especially important for individuals with inflammatory conditions like MS, as highlighted in the article.

The anti-inflammatory nature of our pasture-raised meats, combined with the benefits of KDs, offers a synergistic approach to health and wellness. By opting for Willow Creek Ranch’s pasture-based meats, customers are not only indulging in delicious, high-quality products but are also making a health-conscious choice that is backed by current scientific research.

So, as you explore the benefits of Ketogenic and Carnivore diets, consider making Willow Creek Ranch your go-to source for high-quality, pasture-raised meats. It’s a choice that aligns with both your palate and your well-being.