YouTube Videos for Parents Learning About the Ketogenic Diet for Epilepsy

ParentslaptopIf your child’s health care provider has recommended that you consider the ketogenic diet to help manage your child’s seizures, you likely have many questions. Your health care team can recommend various books and websites that provide helpful information for parents learning about the ketogenic diet for epilepsy. While these resources are valuable, sometimes the best information comes from other parents who have been in your shoes and can share their family’s experiences.

Thankfully, the Internet makes it possible for parents to share their stories with other parents anywhere in the world.  For today’s KetoConnect blog post, I’ve collected some of my favorite YouTube videos of parents sharing their family’s ketogenic diet stories. I hope that these families’ experiences will be helpful for you in learning more about life on the ketogenic diet for epilepsy.

Do you know of a helpful parent video to add to this list? Please share a link in the comment section below! And if you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to KetoCal’s YouTube page for videos with mixing instructions, recipe demonstrations, and other helpful tips for managing the ketogenic diet for epilepsy.


Note: These videos were created by the YouTube users and are available for public view on

Meet Monica’s Family

Monica’s older brother created this video to share his sister’s story with the ketogenic diet for epilepsy. Monica’s parents offer their invaluable tips and advice to other parents.


Meet Tyler’s Parents

In this video from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, you’ll meet Tyler’s family and learn about their experience with the ketogenic diet for Infantile Spasms.


Meet Max’s Parents

In this video from the Mayo Clinic, Max’s parents share their story with intractable epilepsy and the ketogenic diet.


Meet Matthew’s Family

Emma, from the U.K., shares her family’s experience with Dravet Syndrome, intractable epilepsy, and the ketogenic diet. Her experience led her to create Matthew’s Friends Charity, whose mission is improve awareness and access to the ketogenic diet.


Meet Kate’s Parents

In this video from the Charlie Foundation, Kate’s mom and dad share their daughter’s experience with epilepsy and the ketogenic diet. Kate’s story is a great example of an older child for whom the ketogenic diet was helpful.


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