Romilly Hodges, MS CNS CN IFMCP CKNS, holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, CT, and is board certified in nutrition through the American Nutrition Association and in functional medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is involved in education for the healthcare consumer and nutrition professional through clinic residencies, articles, book contributions, online programs, and speaking engagements. She has written for peer-reviewed consultation and is involved in primary clinical research.

Th17

A Few Surprises About Ketogenic Diets and Their Effects on the Microbiota and Th17

As you know, here at drkarafitzgerald.com we like to push the boundaries of what we know, and sometimes this means being a little contrarian. In this blog, our Nutrition Director, Romilly Hodges CNS takes us on a tour of some of the emerging research on Th17 prompted by a new paper in the journal Cell, that postulated a reduction in Bifidobacteria may mediate some of the benefits of a ketogenic diet for epilepsy by reducing Th17.