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Christina goes to the head of the class

Christina George recently won an award for overall academic achievement in her kindergarten class. At the award ceremony, many in the crowd were in tears, including her parents, Paulette and Larry. Their emotion and surprise was to be expected. By the time the little girl was 4 years old, she [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Family gives up mashed potatoes in respect of toddler's restrictive diet

The Birch family of Elizabeth, Minn., doesn't eat mashed potatoes anymore. The family's youngest member, Shelby, age 2, is on the ketogenic diet to control seizures from epilepsy. The high-fat, low-protein, no-carbohydrate diet prohibits potatoes. Before Shelby started the diet, her very favorite food was mashed potatoes. "When she had [...]

Created by Margaret Shepard

Christina George's Mayo Clinic Story - How the Ketogenic Diet Stopped Her Seizures

Larry and Paulette George had never seen a seizure before when their 7 month old daughter, Christina, began having more than 100 seizures a day. They tried medication after medication, but the seizures wouldn't stop. Paulette's sister had heard something about a diet for seizures and mentioned it to them, [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice

Grateful Family Says Mayo Clinic Care and Ketogenic Diet Brought Their Son Back To Them

Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn't walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his [...]

Created by Elizabeth Rice