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Ketogenic Diet Stops Seizures For Pediatric Epilepsy Patient

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day. Under the guidance of Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist Elaine Wirrell, M.D., Troy and Kristine Irvine took Max off all his epilepsy medications and relied on the ketogenic diet to inhibit his seizures. The day he took his last pill, he […]

Ketogenic Diet

Dr. Elaine Wirrell, a pediatric neurologist at Mayo Clinic, describes the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet prompts the body to produce ketones, causing the body to use fat instead of glucose for energy.

Ketogenic Diet

An extremely high fat content and low amount of carbs would seem contrary to most diets you hear about.  Well that’s because the ketogenic diet isn’t about losing weight.  Rather it’s a diet  that’s helping  some kids with epilepsy become seizure free.