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)

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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)

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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 […]

Summer Camp for Epileptic Kids

Think that your epileptic child can’t attend summer camp? Think again! There are many opportunities for epileptic children to attend summer camps, safely and healthily, and probably close by. Almost every state has a summer camp devoted to children with severe chronic health conditions, but one camp in particular I want to highlight is Brainy Camps Association, a subsidiary […]

New Implantable Device to Detect and Halt Epileptic Seizures

Only half of the people with epilepsy currently can achieve control with treatments. Almost a third of people with epilepsy have a refractory form of the disease that does not respond well to existing anti-epileptic drugs. Those patients are also not helped by the one currently FDA approved implanted device —Cyberonics’ Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS). […]

Helping Your Epileptic Teen Become Independent

Raising a child with epilepsy can pose several challenges for both you and your child. In addition to ensuring your child has adequate medical care, you’ll keep him as safe as you can as he grows. From his first steps to his first day at school, you may find yourself fighting the urge to keep […]

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 […]

Are You Feeling Scared, Lonely, or Helpless?

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If so, let me share with you viable solutions that will provide you with hope for the future. 20 years ago I gave birth to my son who by the age of 4 was experiencing a staggering 200 to 300 seizures per day! I was initially at a loss and after numerous failed drug attempts, […]

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 […]