Scientists at Johns Hopkins University have recently found that individuals with epilepsy following a diet similar to the Atkins diet had a significant reduction in their seizures. The Atkins diet consists of foods high in fat and very low in carbohydrates. Another diet already used to treat seizures, the ketogenic diet, also shares these characteristics. While the Atkins diet isn't as rigid as the ketogenic diet is, this study has proven that the Atkins diet may have potential in treating seizures. Of course, extreme discipline is required when following this diet or the ketogenic diet, especially for those of you who can't part with your carbohydrates. While many individuals in this study saw a reduction in their seizures, there were a lot of others who discontinued the study because of the dietary restrictions.