The ketogenic diet is one that is high in
fats and low in
carbohydrates which results in
ketosis and acidosis similar to those observed in starvation, which for centuries have been known to have anticonvulsant effects. a ketogenic diet consists of a daily regimen of 1g/kg protein, enought fat to make up the desired caloric requirements, and a very small amount of carbohydrate. The ratio of fat to carbohydrate is more important than the total amount of fat.