Alternatives to Ketogenic Diet: What Foods Help Epilepsy?

Although a Ketogenic diet can help improve epilepsy in your children, some parents may not want to alter their lifestyle in such a profound way. Various foods can be enjoyed that reduce these episodes without having to develop a strict method of eating. Perhaps your child is visiting a location where a Ketogenic meal is […]

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

National Epilepsy Awareness Month is sponsored by the Epilepsy Foundation, a national advocacy group dedicated to informing the public of the condition. College students are trying to raise awareness of epilepsy and uncover the myths surrounding it. “Epilepsy is a disorder of inappropriate firing of neurons in the brain. While a seizure can happen in […]

A Parents Guide for Epilepsy

As a parent of an epileptic child, it is necessary that you understand this disorder, its causes, and various treatment options available to you. Given below is a compilation of the most frequently asked questions regarding epilepsy in young children? What is epilepsy? Epilepsy or seizure disorder is a neurological disorder affecting the nervous system. […]

Everyday Health TV – Show airing October 22/11 on Seizure Dogs

Hi everyone, There is a great program coming up you should all watch. Everyday Health has a new TV series that profiles ordinary people who overcome extraordinary obstacles and who are helping others lead healthier,happier lives.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download See how these four-legged helpers can impact the lives of epilepsy patients, […]

Incredible Chocolate Ketogenic Brownies

I recently came across this recipe for Ketogenic Brownies! YUM – I sure wish we had these when Adam was on the diet. ÂEnjoy, but we sure to get this measured properly by your dietician! Incredible Chocolate Ketogenic Brownies This is a soft, cake-like brownie that is mildly sweet. After baking, cut brownies into 10 […]

The Story of Trevor Park – Using the Andrews-Reiter Approach

I have been dealing with my epilepsy ever since I was 13. I started getting grand mal seizures lasting anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes. I would black out, and the seizures would leave me confused, sore and usually lying on the ground. Having seizures changed my outlook on life. I realized: stepping […]

Epilepsy Conference Toronto: Andrew-Reiter Treatment Discussed

Epilepsy Conference Toronto – October 14, 15th, 2011 The conference is sponsored by John Park & Ellen Novack. We are sponsoring this conference in the hope that this treatment, the Andrews-Reiter approach, will reach other patients and parents, so they will not have to go through what we experienced for the first 13 years of […]

Doose Syndrome and the Ketogenic Diet

Article submitted by parent and reprinted with permission: Oh yes I have a story. Last March my husband got a job in Arkansas and he moved while me and our girls stayed in Dallas another week. We moved a week later and we went to eat at a local restaurant and our daughter Kate fell […]

Food Allergies DO Cause Seizures!

Added with permission:inFOLIO Research Group The Story of Bauer – a 2 yr old with Severe Food Allergies My son has had seizures and I have connected them with food allergies! He has now been seizure free for 5-6 months. I wish I could go back to that first allergist and tell him…”you may have […]

Research Shows the Ketogenic Diet Reduces Seizures in Focal Epilepsy

In my last posting I reviewed some of the recent progress in research on the use of the ketogenic diet. In this posting I’d like to follow up by reviewing an exciting study published this past February by a group of French researchers on the use of the ketogenic diet for patients with focal epilepsy […]