Ketogenic Therapy for adults with drug resistant epilepsy: Time it was on the menu for adults: By Susan Wood, Specialist Dietitian, Ketogenic Therapies, Matthew's Friends Clinic and Charity Despite the best efforts of modern anticonvulsant medicines and the availability of novel approaches, such as vagal nerve stimulation and epilepsy surgery, around 30 percent of children and adults are refractory to treatment, enduring a life of poor seizure control and impaired quality of life. The ketogenic diet (KD) has been used in the dietary management of epilepsy since the 1920s, pre-dating most anticonvulsant drugs. ...more
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