Epilepsy.com Ketogenic Diet Editor Dr. Eric Kossoff presents, "The Promise and Challenge of Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy," for the Epilepsy Grand Rounds series at George Washington University on March 8, 2016.
The ketogenic diet is a special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy. It is prescribed by a physician and carefully monitored by a dietitian. It is stricter than the modified Atkins diet, requiring careful measurements of calories, fluids, and proteins.
Several studies have shown that the ketogenic diet does reduce or prevent seizures in many children whose seizures could not be controlled by medications.
If seizures have been well controlled for some time, usually 2 years, the doctor might suggest going off the diet.
Other than the internet, there are several books about the ketogenic diet available.