The ketogenic diet has become the most popular diet in recent times. This is mainly because of its weight loss benefits. But, other than weight loss this popular diet may benefit in other health conditions as well.

This low carb-moderate protein-high fat diet has created quite a stir in recent times with a number of weight loss transformations.

While ketogenic diet has now become an effective weight loss diet, its origin dates back to 1920 where therapeutics used this diet as a non-mainstream therapy for managing epilepsy.

Over the years, this diet is proven to benefit many diabetics to manage their blood sugar levels.

Though the researchers are still trying to prove its benefits in many health conditions, the early research has shown promising results.

According to early research data and number of keto experts, the ketogenic diet may benefit a variety of different health conditions; including:


Epilepsy is a neurological disorder which results through abnormal brain activity causing seizures.

In the 1920’s, the ketogenic diet emerged as a popular therapy for epilepsy. Though majorly anti-seizure medications are used a s a main medication to manage seizures in epilepsy, not all patients could respond to drugs and tolerate their side effects.

For this purpose, the ketogenic diet was used by the doctors as a non-stream therapy to manage the condition, especially in children.

In fact, there are several dozen studies and evidences supporting the benefits of a ketogenic diet in managing epilepsy.

Research shows, that in the epilepsy patients who follow the ketogenic diet, the seizure condition improved about 50% than the patients who did not follow the diet. [1]

Besides reducing seizure frequency, the ketogenic diets have other benefits on the brain.

After examining the brain activity of children with epilepsy, the researchers found that 65% of the children who were following the ketogenic diet showed considerable improvements in their brain patterns, irrespective of seizure frequency. [2]

Ketogenic diet has shown to benefit both adults and children with epilepsy both in seizure frequency and severity who doesn’t respond to anti-seizure drugs.

But it’s important to talk to your doctor to determine if it is right for you or your child.