Epilepsy Dietary Therapy

Some patients may benefit from a form of dietary therapy known to potentially control the occurrence of seizures. The modified Atkins diet (MAD) is a variation on the traditional ketogenic diet, which requires patients to virtually eliminate carbohydrates from their daily intake. Patients are limited to 10-20 carbs per day.

Studies show that the MAD diet can greatly decrease, and in some cases eliminate, the occurrence of seizures in epileptic patients. Talk to your doctor to determine whether dietary therapy could benefit you.​​​