For children with certain kinds of drug-resistant seizures, Thiele’s clinical data show an even better response: 7 out of 10 were able to reduce their count more than 90 percent with the diet. Those statistics are as good as those for any antiepileptic drug ever made. Other pediatric neurologists get similar results. The diet has cut Sam’s seizures by 75 percent.
Another reason a low-carb diet is good for you (in this case, if you have epilepsy). These people are going low-carb to the extreme extent Dr. Bernstein does for his diabetes.