Written by Matthew’s Friends Founder and CEO, Emma Williams MBE On 3rd July, Epilepsy Wales held an awareness event at the Senedd in Cardiff and Matthew’s Friends were a contributor to this event. You can read about it by clicking HERE. As a charity, we have spent literally YEARS pushing for ketogenic dietary therapy services to [...]
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Please click on the link below to read the statement from the British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) regarding the recent controversy around using marijuana related products in the treatment of complex epilepsies. https://www.bpna.org.uk/userfiles/file/BPNA%20Cannabis%20statement%2004072018.pdf Matthew’s Friends would also strongly recommend that if you are giving your loved one ANY type of CBD product that is NOT part [...]
Our daring dozen are raring to go this weekend, as they take on the tough terrain, along 25 miles of Hadrian’s Wall! Matthew’s Mum, Emma Williams MBE, is challenging herself in her 50th year and along with Matthew’s sister Alice, they are walking for Matthew, as he cannot. They aim to bring awareness of the [...]
We are delighted to announce the new 2018 Consensus Statement for Optimal clinical management of children receiving dietary therapies for epilepsy: Updated recommendations of the International Ketogenic Diet Study Group. Matthew’s Friends are proud to be a part of this important update to the Consensus Statement, a key resource in the management of children with epilepsy [...]
Registrations For KetoCollege 2018 & The 2nd European Glut 1 Meeting Close On 31st May 2018 With the big dates approaching rapidly and available spaces being snapped up quickly it's important to note that the closing date for registrations for both events is the 31st May 2018. To secure your places on your chosen event, [...]
Matthew’s Friends Spring 2018 newsletter is now available to read online. To read the newsletter, please go to the Newsletters section, or click here. For enquiries regarding future Newsletter content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Matthew’s Friends and help raise awareness of epilepsy this Purple Day! Our #purpleavocado campaign celebrates the delicious and nutritious, high fat, low carb, avocado as a fantastic ingredient for a Ketogenic diet. Our charity supports children and adults who have complex, drug-resistant epilepsy. Ketogenic Dietary Therapies can help many reduce their seizures, or even [...]
Click on the link below for all the latest news relating to the annual KetoCollege taking place between the 19th – 21st June 2018 and also the 2nd Annual European Conference on Glut1 Deficiency which is scheduled to take place between the 22nd - 23rd June 2018. There is also important information regarding available bursaries [...]
Greg in London Marathon training mode! We’re all so proud of Greg, he has autism, has suffered endless seizures throughout his childhood and has now taken on a challenge, we and his family and of course Greg, would never have dreamed of. Our first, ever, epilepsy patient, treated with Ketogenic Diet therapy, running [...]
Further to the recent publicity around the problems associated with the use of some Anti-Epileptic Drugs (AED’s) during pregnancy, there has been a dramatic increase in interest and requests for using Ketogenic Dietary Therapy (KDT) as an alternative treatment to AED’s for those women with epilepsy who are pregnant or whom are trying to get [...]