Living Proof: Vitamin C – Miracle Cure?
This is the amazing story of a King Country dairy farmer who caught swine flu and very nearly died (3 News NZ, 2010). Intensive care specialists were all set to pull him off life support, saying there was no hope. But his family refused to give up. They demanded the doctors try high doses of Vitamin C, […]
An Integrative Approach to ADHD (Lecture)
Professor Sanford Newmark, MD, a CONEM member, explores in this lecture (2014) the importance of the Integrative Approach-seeing the child in the context of family, friends, school, and community, rather than as a set of symptoms that need to be fixed. Dr. Newmark is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University […]
Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Epilepsy
You might have heard the term “brain food” used to describe food that’s good for you. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say there really is a diet that benefits the brain. But this diet is not for everybody. It’s for kids who have epilepsy, and it’s based on extremely high fats and very few carbs. More […]
…First Do No Harm
This is a 1997 television film, directed by Jim Abrahams, about a boy whose severe epilepsy, unresponsive to medications with terrible side effects, is controlled by the ketogenic diet. Aspects of the story mirror Abrahams’ own experience with his son Charlie. When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment […]