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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.

Lindsey's Story

When my daughter was 10 ½ she had her first episode of status absence seizures, which was misdiagnosed as a condition called “confusional migraine disorder. We did not know it, but this was the beginning of our epilepsy nightmare. She also suffered from migraine headaches, but looking back, I think...

Haley's Story

Haley is a beautiful little 2 1/2 year old girl with a horrible disease called Infantile Spasms. Haley started seizing at 6 weeks old and was diagnosed at 3 months with Infantile Spasms. She was started on a steroid called ACTH and then 1 month later was taken off of...

Mike's Story

Michael was born on his due date, July 4, 1986. Almost immediately he began having seizures due to a grade 3 intraventricular hemorrhage (stroke), which also led to hydrocephalus (water on the brain). His seizures were controlled the first year of life with phenobarbital. The next two years were seizure-free...

Leah

Leah was 5 months old when she was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms, a catastrophic epilepsy. We treated Leah with the "gold standard" in treatment of infantile spasms, ACTH. For 13 weeks, we endured all the side effects that come along with high dose steroids: weight gain, irritability, nausea, and decreased...

Mathias' Story

Until Mathias was 4 years old he was like any children during play and in development. He learned to ride the bike, climb trees and loved social activities. Mathias has always been a joyful boy with humor and empathy. When he was 4 ½ years old, the kindergarten shared their...

Maria Fontini's Story

My story starts in Nicosia - the capitol of a small Mediterranean Greek island called Cyprus. In September, 2002 my one and only child was four months old and had her first seizure. Then after seeing Jim Abrahams movie, "First Do No Harm," we made the big step. We visited...

Zachary's Story

Zach's seizures started at 3 months of age. He started with 3,20 min T/C seizures and came home on medication. I am sure we have the same story as most. We went down the list of medications adding this to that and taking this one away only to add something....

Doug Foster's Story

My battle with epilepsy began suddenly, progressed quickly, and ended abruptly with the help of the ketogenic diet. I was a healthy child, developing normally, until the first seizure occurred when I was three years old. This was just three weeks before Christmas, 1959. During the next two months, two...

Belle's Story

Unfortunately, most of our stories have similar beginnings but the important thing is to believe there is hope. I myself turned the diet down at first because it seemed too hard to follow. The Doctor of course supported this decision, even though he had just offered it as an option....

Bryce's Story

My son Bryce was a perfectly normal, healthy boy until he suffered his first seizure shortly after his fourth birthday. I still remember the day vividly. I was at work when the director of his preschool called to tell me. I ran to my car, leaving an office full of...

Julie's Story

Julie was 10 months old when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. There's nothing more terrifying then watching your child seize, yet we were about to discover something even worse. Julie was prescribed Phenobarbital to control the seizures. I was advised the only side effect was drowsiness. I was unaware that...

Diana's Story

Once while waiting in Diana’s neurologists’ office, we happened to look at a chart for epileptic drugs hanging on the wall. It soon struck us that Diana had been on about half the 25 drugs listed. Now only six and a half, her seizures started a little over three years...
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