What is the Ketogenic Diet?
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low carbohydrate diet used medically as a treatment option for epilepsy. The diet is commonly recommended when multiple seizure medications fail but is also used in the early treatment of certain epileptic conditions, such as Dravet syndrome and infantile spasms. The diet is closely supervised by dietitians and physicians to maintain precise ratios of fat, carbohydrate, and protein. Meals must be carefully prepared and consumed therefore it is important that families are committed to the diet and fully supported throughout their experience on the ketogenic diet.
Inspired by success on the ketogenic diet, the Keto Hope Foundation was founded to support families and healthcare professionals across the country to advance the ketogenic diet for treatment of pediatric epilepsy.
Supporting the success of families on the ketogenic diet
Advancing ketogenic education for healthcare professionals