Dietary Therapies

There are three main dietary therapies used in the treatment of Myoclonic Aestatic Epilepsy. They are:


Ketogenic Diet - The ketogenic diet is a special high-fat diet that is used for difficult to treat seizures. It is well known in the epilepsy treatment field because it is being used with increasing frequency to treat epileptic seizures, especially in children.

Modified Atkins - The key differences in the implementation of the "modified Atkins" epilepsy treatment include no fluid or calorie restriction, an encouragement of fat intake without restrictions on proteins, and parents and patients don't have to weigh and measure the foods as they would on a standard ketogenic medical diet.

Low Glycemic Index Therapy (LGIT) - The LGIT is a special high fat diet similar to the ketogenic diet that is used for difficult to treat seizures. It focuses on both the type of carbohydrate, low glycemic index, as well as the amount of carbohydrate based on portion sizes and household measurements.