Ketogenic Diet Epilepsy Mechanism. Ketogenic diet therapy combines several beneficial mechanisms that provide broad benefits for the treatment of epilepsy with the potential to not only suppress seizures but also to modify the course of the epilepsy. Due to the fact that the diet induced the state of ketosis, which likely plays a role in fighting epileptic seizures, this diet was named the kd.
In this review, we present one intersecting view of how the kd may exert its anticonvulsant activity against the backdrop of several seemingly disparate. By wb thomas dvm, dipl.acvim(neurology), university of tennessee (reprinted with permission) clinics vol.69 no.10. Aeds work by targeting neurons, and altering the chemical signals they produce.