Ketogenic Diet for Infantile Seizures

SIMPLE DIET EFFECTIVE FOR INFANTS WITH SEIZURES? I have never understood the reluctance of neurologists to strongly recommend the ketogenic diet for patients with seizures. Studies strongly support it’s effectiveness and safety, many times above anticonvulsant meds. In this particular study of infants with seizures, the average number of anticonvulsants was 3.6. 3.6 medications with unknown effects on the brain and brain development. 2/3 of the infants were responsive to the ketogenic diet. Why, why, why would this NOT be the first line approach to infantile spasms? Or, at the very least, initiated immediately along with AEDs. This goes for children and adults as well.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.