Paul Jones - My Story
My passion for nutrition and health grew after the miraculous results I witnessed first hand with my daughter Elsey. Elsey has refractory epilepsy (her condition is poorly controlled through medication) and was on the ketogenic diet in order to try and control her seizures.
Elsey was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 2 years old, and the severity of her condition has a detrimental impact on her physical and mental development. Over the last 9 years, her body has been put under continuous strain due to various medications which have resulted in Elsey having poor quality of life.
The turning point
My partner and I felt as though we were stuck between a rock and a hard place, desperate for our daughter to have seizure control and a better quality of life. We started researching further into her condition and our attention was drawn to the ketogenic diet. After working with the medical staff and dieticians we finally were able to start Elsey on the ketogenic diet.
As the weeks and months progressed, we started to see improvements in Elsey, particularly less seizure activity. Over the next year, we were amazed by the positive results in Elsey’s health and overall wellbeing. We were able to reduce her medication by 65% which meant she wasn’t under the influence of drugs as much, and her seizure activity was fastly controlled and much less frequent. Her overall development improved and she was a great deal happier, with a greater quality of life. My partner and I believe that the ketogenic diet allowed us to meet our beautiful little girl, the real Elsey Jones.
Due to my own personal experience of the ketogenic diet, I became fascinated and more curious about food and diet, having seen first hand how a specific diet can have a life changing effect on the human body. After accumulating so much information over the years, my desire to study nutrition in order to live a healthy lifestyle has grown. I now realise how important it is to provide your body with the right nutrients that it requires so that it can perform to its maximum potential.