One of the most challenging and frustrating conditions any parent and child can face is seizures.That’s why I’m sharing this interesting and informative piece from yesterday’s NY Times Magazine about the role of diet and seizures in kids.

Author, Fred Vogelstein, has two children with seizure disorder, but this piece highlights the challenges the family has faced trying to find an answer to the 100 epileptic seizures per day experienced by his 9-year-old son, Sam. Vogelstein shares the role played by the ketogenic diet (high fat/low carbs) in treating Sam’s seizures, offering hope and a potential treatment plan for others.

Read A Big Fat Miracle here.

This story proves once again, that parents are their children’s best advocates.

Photo Judy Winter 2010