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Dawn Martenz

A self-taught keto chef and mom to Charlotte who has been on variations of ketogenic diet therapy for over 10 years for Davet's Syndrome. She's authored 2 ketogenic cookbooks and features new recipes monthly on CharlieFoundation.org.

How to Calibrate Your Gram Scale

The instructions below are copied from the instruction manual that comes with the gram scale sold through the Charlie Foundation Keto Store. These instructions do not apply to other model gram scales. It is recommended you check the calibration of your scale at least monthly. To check the calibration, weigh...

SUDEP Survey

SUDEP: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy This post is intended to reach families affected by SUDEP. An important survey is linked at the bottom. If you know someone who has lost a loved one to SUDEP, please share this post with them so they may contribute. SUDEP researchers at Creighton...

A Very Keto Halloween!

Halloween may look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to make Halloween special while on keto therapy! Please follow all local guidance and consider your individual health and safety needs when considering Halloween activities during the pandemic. The CDC has provided some general guidance...

Helpful Tips: Heavy Cream

Written By: Beth Zupec-Kania & Dawn Martenz Heavy whipping cream is often a food staple in medically prescribed ketogenic diets. During this time when grocery stores are unable to restock fast enough, cream may be temporarily out of stock. The following will help you to strategize this predicament. Talk To...

A Well Stocked Keto Pantry

What should you buy? What makes a well stocked pantry? It’s simple, the most nutrient dense foods possible. Fat, protein and carbohydrates in that order. Most people who “food prep” plan in the opposite order with carbohydrates as the bulk of the meals and food storage. However, fat is more...

Cooper

Cooper was 6 weeks old when he was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Epilepsy, and 10 weeks old when he was diagnosed specifically with Infantile Spasms. One Friday morning when Cooper was about 6 weeks old, he started doing this odd repetitive movement where his arms and legs would very briefly extend...

Tomas

This is Tomas, aka The Ketolicious Kid, superhero and epilepsy warrior.   His superpowers include running really really fast, melting away anger with his cuteness, and kicking some serious butt against all odds. Fueled by his secret weapon, the Keto Diet, he’s fighting back with fat and nothing can stop...

Sofia

(English translation, original in Spanish below) Sofia has epilepsy and on October 24, 2019 she began the Ketogenic Diet due to drug resistant epilepsy. We tied many medications and did not get good results. Between the seizures that increased daily and the effects of drugs, she lost abilities. The effects...

Joseph

When our son Joseph was 3 1/2 years old, our world collided with epilepsy. Joseph began having tonic clonic seizures for no apparent reason. Along with seizures came behavioral changes. Our happy little guy became dark and out of control.  Our faith was tested over the next several months as...

Ketogenic Meals at School: Do You Know Your Legal Rights?

Author: Dawn Martenz School years are an exciting and integral part of childhood. Yet for students who manage health conditions with medically supervised ketogenic therapies, the school environment can sometimes be challenging to manage. Families are often concerned with how mealtimes will be managed and how compliance with ketogenic therapies...

Reese

Until she was 1 1/2, Reese was pretty normal.  She was a wonderful, curious, always happy, and easy going little girl.  She hit nearly all of her motor milestones early and knew about 40 ASL signs, so she was communicating pretty well, although she wasn’t talking quite as much as...

Reese

We are forever grateful for the ketogenic diet. It has truly given us our daughter back!! Reese is now a beautiful, healthy 7 year old who is such an inspiration to others. On January 24th, 2016, at age 4, Reese had her first tonic clonic seizure. It was the scariest...
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