Millions of Americans live with a diagnosis of epilepsy, which means daily medications to help control seizure activity. But, there are other alternatives to medications.
One of these alternatives is a change in diet.
The ketogenic diet has been in practice since the 1920s in young children. Now, adolescents and adults are seeing the benefit from this diet as well.
Jennifer Fillenworth, registered dietitian at Mercy Health, counsels patients on the Modified Atkins Diet through the Mercy Health Hauenstein Epilepsy Program, the only certified-adult ketogenic program in West Michigan.