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LEARN HOW KETO HAS CHANGED LIVES

Most keto success stories have similarly bleak beginnings, but the important thing is to believe there is hope. The ketogenic diet is often prescribed as a last resort for families and patients that have exhausted all possible medical options, and have nowhere else to turn. A large percentage of those lucky enough to find out about the diet have amazing stories that will inspire you to consider keto as a first line defense or a tool to improve your overall health outcome.

Sam

Sam’s story is almost exactly the same as any other child with Glut1 Deficiency Syndrome. The pregnancy was normal, and Sam was induced and delivered normal at 41 weeks. His first 6 months were uneventful, although I noted he developed more slowly than his brother (2 years older). Sam began...

Caden's Story

Our son Caden had his first Grand Mal seizure at 2-months-old. We discovered he has a sodium channel mutation and within a few months he had multiple types of seizures. He had myoclonic, partial, focal, absent, drop, and generalized seizures. His Grand Mal and partial seizures didn't stop on their...

John's Story

John’s arrival was the happy culmination a challenging pregnancy, labor, and delivery. On his second day of life, I asked the pediatrician about some strange jerking I had seen him make with his right arm. He assured me it was nothing. However, after we took John home, he continued to...

Elmas's Story

Turkish kızım elmas 8 aylıkken gözlerde dengesizlik ve dalmalarla baslayan nöbetler basladı.15 aylıkken yürümeye baslayınca denge kaybı,yorulma,halsizlik,dıkkatkaybı ve gözlerde haraketlılık olmaya basladı.mıyoklenıkastetık epılepsı tanısı kondu ve lumınatten.depakın,rıvotrıl,convulex,lamıctal,trıleptal,kortızon,kepra,sıbelyum gıbı epıleptık ılaclar aldı.hic bırının faydasını görmedık.25\05\2009da bos sıvısından glukoz transport defektı tanısı kondu ve ketojenık dıyet tek tedavısı dendı ve basladık.bıraz faydasını...

Chases

It was September 27th, 2008 when my husband was on his way with all of the boys to an event at school. He went to get Chase (age 3) out of the car and found him postictal. I remember hearing my husband say on the phone "Chase is all whacked...

Eliana's Story

Eliana started college not too long ago. After being diagnosed with infantile spasms as a baby,we NEVER thought she'd be able to attend college. At six months Eliana had still not rolled over or used her hands. She continued to cry and scream and make the odd movements. Denial was...

Jacob's Story

My sweet Jacob was born in March of 2006. His biological mother was addicted to drugs, so Jacob spent his first 9 days in CPS foster care. His paternal grandparents (in their early 70's)found him and took him in. Soon after it was apparent that his head, forehead especially, was...

Aurora's Story

My daughter Aurora had her first seizure 11 hours after her 2 month vaccines. She continued to seize for 3 weeks until she had an intercranial bleed. This bleed left a scar in my daughters brain (in her basal ganglia). Because of this scar, my daughter developed intractable Epilepsy. She...

Aaron's Story

Our son Aaron had his first seizure when he was 4 years old, April 2008. His diagnosis was Doose Syndrome. Over the course of 8 months he was put on several different meds or med combinations and his verbal abilities were going. He was also having behavior problems. By Christmas...

Megan's Story

November 26, 1988, Thanksgiving Day Megan Hardgrave and her parents boarded an airplane bound for more than 2000 miles away from home –Texas to Baltimore, Maryland. When Megan was 10 years old, she made a tough commitment of 2 years to a medical diet—the Ketogenic Diet. She had her first...

Christina's Story

It was as stormy morning in late June 1997 when Christina was born, seemingly healthy. At seven months old, immunizations were given and 48 hours later she was hospitalized with seizures eight to ten seconds apart. Like countless other families struggling with seizures, we were in and out of the...

Cameron's Story

Cameron started the keto diet at the age of 8. We were out of options with medications,of which he was on 3 at once, he had the VNS implant and still having upwards of 60 seizures per day. Cameron was sleeping most of the school day either from all the...
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