The Ketogenic Diet and Epilepsy

Welcome to our Living with Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what the Keto Diet is, different variations, keto diet and refractory epilepsy, keto diet and Dravet syndrome, and the benefits of the keto diet.

Keto Diet and Epilepsy

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is the Keto Diet? According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the keto diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate eating pattern which differs from the general, healthful eating recommendations. The keto diet is restrictive and for individuals battling epilepsy, a medical professional should help […]

ADHD and Epilepsy

By: Annemarie DeChellis While multiple psychiatric and neurobehavioral disorders occur alongside epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs at the highest rate. About 30 to 40% of children with epilepsy have ADHD compared to the 7 to 9% of children from the general population who are diagnosed with ADHD (Abramowitz & Hollingsworth, 2018; Dunn et al., […]

Defeating Epilepsy with Madhu Nag Shetty: Yoga and Epilepsy

Join the Defeating Epilepsy Foundation’s CEO & Founder, Natalie Boehm in welcoming Madhu Nag Shetty as they talk about yoga and its benefits for people with epilepsy. Madhu is a certified yoga therapist, wellness coach, and a public speaker in India.

Music Therapy and Epilepsy

Welcome to our Living with Epilepsy Series as our founder Natalie Boehm discusses what music therapy is and how it benefits people with epilepsy.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex PTSD, and Epilepsy.

By: Natalie L. Boehm, MBA, RBLP-T What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? The American Psychiatric Association (APA) defines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a psychiatric disorder that may occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Examples can be a serious accident, war/combat, rape/sexual assault, or who have been threatened with death, […]

Tonic Seizures

By: Aliana Gordon What are Tonic Seizures? Tonic seizures are categorized by the short-lived stiffening of the muscles in the body in the arms, legs, or trunk with the loss of consciousness. Muscle tension is increased while the seizure occurs. If the person is standing, it could lead them to fall, but is also common […]

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Epilepsy

Please watch our presentation as our founder Natalie Boehm defines what post-traumatic stress disorder is, the signs and symptoms, difference between PTSD and CPTSD, how PTSD can affect someone with epilepsy, and resources available to help someone with PTSD.

Defeating Epilepsy with Dr. Singh and Tasha Frye: EEG’s and Epilepsy Monitoring Units

Join the Defeating Epilepsy Foundation’s CEO & Founder, Natalie Boehm in welcoming Dr. Raman Singh and Tasha Frye, as they discuss different types of EEG’s and the importance of EMU’s. Dr. Singh is a recent medical school graduate who is currently a volunteer Epilepsy Research Associate. Tasha Frye is a registered electroencephalographic technologist.

Meet the Contributors: Dr. Ian Bone

By: Annemarie DeChellis Dr. Ian Bone is a retired neurologist and the author of Sacred Lives: An account of the history, cultural associations, and social impact of epilepsy. Dr. Bone has a son who is battling epilepsy and is working to educate the community and society about epilepsy. In Natalie Boehm’s interview with Dr. Ian […]