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Coping with Complex Epilepsy Whilst Striving for a Quality of Life for the Whole Family – Facilitating a Parent’s Perspective

2019-01-04T12:45:06+01:00

Article out in Neurodigest today regarding the importance of quality of life between seizures and how Ketogenic Diet can affect this.  Two-thirds of parents that took part in this study reported seeing negative side effects with AED’s.  By contrast, Ketogenic Dietary Therapy positively impacts energy, alertness, communication, and focus – all things that contribute to [...]

Coping with Complex Epilepsy Whilst Striving for a Quality of Life for the Whole Family – Facilitating a Parent’s Perspective2019-01-04T12:45:06+01:00

Our Winter and final Newsletter of 2018 is here!

2018-12-11T07:23:38+01:00

Please click here to view our Winter Newsletter.  Another bumper edition bringing you news from the medical Ketogenic Diet world. This edition includes a summary from the 6th Global Symposium for Ketogenic Dietary Therapies, held in Korea; Keto and Parkinson’s Disease; Keto and Lipedema; Keto recipes and useful products and more! With all our wishes [...]

Our Winter and final Newsletter of 2018 is here!2018-12-11T07:23:38+01:00

Advent Calendars – Lower Carb

2018-11-20T14:42:43+01:00

We have found a few examples of Keto-friendly advent calendars! NOTE: PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DIETITIAN TO ENSURE THAT THESE PRODUCTS SUIT YOUR PRESCRIPTION The Cheese Calendar is back in 2018 Available for £10 from 14th November from Sainsbury’s or £8 from Asda the day after. [...]

Advent Calendars – Lower Carb2018-11-20T14:42:43+01:00

The Summer Newsletter Is Here

2018-08-23T10:50:45+01:00

Matthew’s Friends Summer 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 emma@matthewsfriends.org.

The Summer Newsletter Is Here2018-08-23T10:50:45+01:00

Initial Interest Statement

2018-07-20T12:39:32+01:00

We have just returned from the 2nd European G1D Conference successfully hosted by Matthews Friends. The Conference brought together countries from around the world, educating and supporting, bringing Professionals and families together with the intention of spreading knowledge of G1D, it's treatment the Ketogenic Diet, and possible alternatives. At the conference [...]

Initial Interest Statement2018-07-20T12:39:32+01:00

Epilepsy Awareness Campaign and Lack of Ketogenic Services in Wales

2018-07-12T10:47:11+01:00

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 [...]

Epilepsy Awareness Campaign and Lack of Ketogenic Services in Wales2018-07-12T10:47:11+01:00

BPNA Statement on Marijuana Products in Treatment of Complex Epilepsies

2018-07-10T15:08:43+01:00

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 [...]

BPNA Statement on Marijuana Products in Treatment of Complex Epilepsies2018-07-10T15:08:43+01:00

Hadrian’s Wall Trek July 7/8th 2018

2018-07-05T13:38:20+01:00

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 [...]

Hadrian’s Wall Trek July 7/8th 20182018-07-05T13:38:20+01:00

2018 Consensus Statement Release

2018-05-24T16:08:43+01:00

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 [...]

2018 Consensus Statement Release2018-05-24T16:08:43+01:00