New research validates Johns Hopkins University 30 year program showing a high-fat, low-carb diet can be beneficial to kids suffering from epilepsy. Researchers found that providing children who suffer from more stubborn epilepsy with a high-fat, low-carb diet (a "ketogenic diet") significantly reduced their frequency of seizures. Children consuming the ketogenic diet on average reduced their frequency of seizures by one third. Moreover, 38 percent of children consuming a ketogenic diet experienced a 50 percent reduction in seizure frequency. Researchers concluded that ketogenic diets were both safe and effective for children. The ketogenic diet has also been used successfully to help adults. Consult with a holistic physician familiar with nutrition and this dietary approach to improving health.
Source: Lancet Neurology, online May 3, 2008.