Helping Parents Cope With Stress

Everyday stress is a given for parents. You won’t have to think too hard to find something that brings on some degree of stress whether it’s financial, work related, being disorganized or worrying about a family member or friend. There are different levels of stress. More severe stress can lead to more serious issues such […]

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 […]

Helmets for Hope – New PSA for Epilepsy

Dear Friends, Today kicks off the Helmets for Hope Campaign. The campaign is intended to bring awareness of severe forms of epilepsy, bluehost particularly those affected by atonic seizures, also known as drop attack seizures. The campaign and Gala, scheduled for November 5th in New York is co-hosted by The American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation is […]

Research About The Ketogenic Diet and Childhood Epilepsy Is Moving Forward

The parents of kids with epilepsy in this community might be interested to know that research on the effect of dietary therapy on childhood epilepsy is moving forward rapidly. The ketogenic diet, if you’re not already familiar with it, is a diet that carefully controls and balances nutrients to provide low carbs, adequate protein, and […]

Epilepsy Continues for Son Peter Age 27

Diagnosis: a large abdominal mass Prognosis: being a vegetable! berryjam.ru Luckily the good experienced doctors got it all wrong. My name is Sam and I want to share with you my son Peter’s story of epilepsy since 1990. I’ll cut this as short as I can. You will note that in my story the fine […]

Epilepsy Expert Clears up Myths about Teaches Epilepsy Basics (Audio)

Epilepsy. It is a word that conjures up feelings of fear, dread, the unknown, and of complex and not-understood medical terms. But, armed with the right information, epilepsy sufferers and even parents of epileptic children can fight through these feelings, and in turn find they have a greater chance of successfully treating seizures. In this […]

A Physician Describes Her Own Experiences with the Ketogenic Diet (Audio)

A complimentary follow-up to her previous podcasts about the ketogenic diet, Arlene Martell, founder of EpilepsyMoms.com, discusses the common concern that implementing the diet is “too much work” or is “too hard on parents and the child”. She welcomes guest, Dr. Deborah Snyder, author of “Keto Kid: Helping Your Child Succeed on the Ketogenic Diet”. […]

Overcome the Guilt Often Associated with Having a Child with Epilepsy (Audio)

Guilt is the last thing with which a parent of a child with epilepsy needs to deal with, especially on top of the daily challenges of taking care of that child and balancing family life poses. Unfortunately, it’s something that many parents feel… and only a few know how to overcome. A parent may feel […]