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December 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Christina goes to the head of the class

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Epilepsy surgery was a scary thing, but it was the miracle Christina needed to go forth and grow.

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Tags: 2589, 5270, Christina George, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic


November 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment

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

By Margaret Shepard Margaret Shepard (@Margaret_Marie)

Shelby Birch’s whole family gave up mashed potatoes to help her with a diet that controls her seizures.

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Tags: 2589, 5306, 5335, Epilepsy, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Pediatrics, seizures, Shelby Birch


June 15, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Christina George’s Mayo Clinic Story – How the Ketogenic Diet Stopped Her Seizures

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

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, but when they asked their […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Christina George, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Paulette George, pediatric neurology, seizures


November 2, 2009 · Leave a Comment

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

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

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 seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5306, 5335, Dr. Elaine Wirrell, Epilepsy, Irvine, ketogenic diet, Mayo Clinic, Neurology & Neurosurgery, pediatric neurology, Pediatrics


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