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An Introduction to the Ketogenic Diet (1994)

Video  -  Documentary | Short  -  1994 (USA)
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An introduction to the Ketogenic Diet, a special high-fat diet used to treat seizures, as a treatment for childhood epilepsy narrated by Meryl Streep. The video provides a step-by-step ... See full summary »

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An introduction to the Ketogenic Diet, a special high-fat diet used to treat seizures, as a treatment for childhood epilepsy narrated by Meryl Streep. The video provides a step-by-step preparation of the meals, available options for the diet and discussions with parents and children about their dealings with the diet. Written by IMDb editor

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I am very thankful for this movie
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This movie literally saved my little sister's life. She was put on so many different medications, and none of them worked, but all had horrible side effects. The seizures not only continued, but became more frequent over time. She was having hundreds of small seizures a day, and a grand mal seizure a few times a month. After a couple of years of this, our parents watched this video, and learned of the Ketogenic Diet. My sister went on the Ketogenic diet, under the supervision of many doctors and nutritionists. After only a few months, her seizures stopped completely, and never returned. She was on the diet for just under 3 years total. It has now been over seven years since her last seizure. Thank you so much for making this movie!


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