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)

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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 […]

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 […]

The Unseen Effects Of Doctor’s Censorship on Patients (Video)

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Doctor’s have a huge amount of power over the degree of information they choose to give parents. Some may argue that they can only give what is appropriate and to overload a parent with information causes more harm than good. Unfortunately what the doctors don’t see it the effect this censorship has on families, especially […]

Hollywood Producer Unveils the Ketogenic Diet as an Effective Treatment (Audio)

Jim Abrahams and Son Charlie

Even the famous are not immune to the harsh reality of epilepsy. This was the case with Jim Abrahams, producer of hit comedy movies such as Airplane, Hot Shots, and The Naked Gun. It is not his Hollywood success that Abrahams states as his biggest accomplishment, but rather his pro-active approach in curing his son’s […]

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 […]

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 […]