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 [...]
It has been another hectic year at Matthew’s Friends as we continue our work with medical Ketogenic Dietary Therapies. As always, our priority has been to support those families and individuals living with complex epilepsies and epilepsy syndromes, Glut 1 Deficiency, Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency and Brain Cancer. We have supplied free starter packs as well [...]
Step back in time on this epic charity challenge! This most ancient of charity treks takes us from Lanercost Priory to Brocolitia, encompassing some of the most visited and fascinating ruins. Hadrian’s Wall was built in AD122 on the orders of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, and stretched from the East to West coasts of Britain, from Bowness [...]
We have been looking into lower carb versions of Advent Calendars and have come up with these; (Please note the carb contents vary and are approximate – please do check that they are suitable for your diet/prescription) Carbohydrate 19g Grams approx. 0.79grams per choc. Pundits Christmas Advent Calendar - No Added Sugar [...]
Matthew’s Friends Ketogenic Dietary Therapies Autumn 2017 edition 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 us in raising awareness of medical ketogenic dietary therapies, where children and adults are sugar-free every day. Sugar Free for Epilepsy month – November 2018. Join our new campaign to raise awareness of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies for epilepsy and Go Sugar Free For Epilepsy in November! For more information about this fantastic new initiative, [...]
The medical ketogenic diet is now a potential treatment option for Irish patients with epilepsy which has not responded to other treatments. This national service has recently been established, supported by Matthew’s Friends Charity, in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, led by Dr Colin Doherty, Consultant Neurologist and Laura Healy, Specialist Dietitian. From studies in adults, [...]
ITV West Country News news highlight the fantastic ketogenic service at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital.matthew 2018-01-02T09:34:18+00:00
ITV West Country News highlight the fantastic ketogenic service at Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital. A service awaiting new referrals for drug resistant children with epilepsy. Please check out the video below to see what they had to say.
Are you part of a ketogenic diet service in the UK and Ireland? Interested in sharing some basic information about your service to compare resource allocation and help with future funding applications? If so, we’d be grateful if you could complete our questionnaire on ketogenic diet services across the UK and Ireland. Please copy and [...]