There's evidence that a special diet, called the ketogenic (or keto) diet, can help children with epilepsy. If medications don't control your child's epilepsy or cause troublesome side effects, the ketogenic diet for seizures may be an option.

You've probably heard of the keto diet, which gained popularity as a fad diet for weight loss a few decades ago. But this diet has been around for much longer – in fact, it's been used for seizure control for a century. Researchers still aren't quite sure why it can be effective, yet it's been shown to work.

You may also hear this treatment referred to as the epilepsy diet or dietary therapy for seizures.