Abrahams Fight To Rid Son of Seizures: Full Report By Dateline NBC (Video)

Jim Abrahams, Founder of the Charlie Foundation

NBC’s Dateline has followed the story of Charlie Abrahams for over 10 years, charting his parents’ fight to get him on the ketogenic diet and keep him seizure free. Charlie is the son of top Hollywood director, Jim Abrahams, most famous for the movies Airplane, Naked Gun and Hot Shots. Jim’s life took a dramatic […]

The Ketogenic Diet Works; A Mom Reflects on the Success (Video)

Meryl Streep in the Movie "First Do No Harm"

For those of you who haven’t seen the film 1998 ‘First Do No Harm’ starring Meryl Streep I warn you now, get your hankie ready before you watch this. The film tells the story of a family’s struggle with their son Robbie’s epilepsy and a mother’s refusal to accept the abuse that the medical system […]

Dr. Deborah Snyder Implores Health Care Professionals To Recognise The Efficacy Of The Ketogenic Diet (Video)

Dr. Deborah Snyder

Addressing the International Symposium on Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders, mother and doctor Deborah Snyder reveals her first-hand experience of the ketogenic diet and its success in curing her son’s epilepsy. She implores health professionals to recognise the efficacy of the diet in stopping seizures and aims to dispel the myth that […]

Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep Introduces the Ketogenic Diet (Video)

Meryl Streep Introduces the Ketogenic Diet

Hollywood star Meryl Streep was so moved by the Abrahams’ story that she decided to become involved in the fight to inform parents about the ketogenic diet. She narrates and introduces the information video made by the Charlie Foundation which is available to parents across the world. Streep was close friends with movie director Jim […]

Leading Epilepsy Experts Call For Increased Use of The Ketogenic Diet (Video)

leading-experts

Epilepsy experts and paediatric neurologists from around the world believe the ketogenic diet should be used more regularly as a treatment plan instead of a last resort. Speaking at the 2008 International Symposium for Dietary Therapies for Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders, the experts were interviewed about the diet and reported high success rates for […]

Major Educational Hurdles in the Epileptic Life… And How to Fight Them

The brain spends most of its energy organizing and controlling cognitive functions. The epileptic brain is wired differently than the average brain, which makes it common for other areas of the brain to be wired differently as well. This is why it is not uncommon for those with epilepsy to also experience varying levels of […]

How to Avoid Chemical Contamination in Body Care Products: Know Your Products

Ammonium laureth and laurel sulfate, mercury, isopropyl alcohol, and polyethylene glycol. Ignorance isn’t always bliss. If you are using skin care products and makeup that contain these toxins, your skin is absorbing these day after day. This continual exposure to toxins is how your body becomes allergic and resists further exposure by exhibiting signs and […]

Top choices for baby’s 1st birthday gift

If you’re looking for a birthday gift for a little girl who is turning one, the best gift that you can give her is something from the Cinderella jewelry store. There are many styles to choose from, and they are sold in price ranges from $12 to $400 or thousands of dollars. The choices are […]

Conveniently Snacking – 4 Tips To Stay Healthy When Eating On The Go

One of my favorite Zen proverbs states, “When walking, walk. When eating, eat.” But if you’re always on the go it can be difficult to sit down and devote time to a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. More than ever people are taking their meals and snacks “to go”, whether it means grabbing snack cakes […]

Preparing your Epileptic Teen for College

Managing a Healthy Diet Assuming responsibility for nutrition is difficult for all young adults. Fast food runs, greasy meals and unhealthy diets are part of college life, but for your epileptic teen, these foods could throw off the biochemical balance sustained by a ketogenic diet. Living with a restricted diet can be difficult in a number […]