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Meet one toddler who is blossoming thanks to the ketogenic diet.

Avery Sheffer, now 2, was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis complex 2 shortly after she was born. Too young to have surgery to remove the tumors in her brain and not much luck with medications to control her seizures, Avery was put on the ketogenic diet a year ago.

Today, her parents, Andy and Adrienne, with help from dietitians and therapists at Wellspan Health, York, PA, have watched their daughter blossom into a typical toddler, excited to play and learn.

Meet the Sheffers and hear more about the ketogenic diet and the challenges and opportunities it provides for speech-language pathologists.


The information regarding the positive effects of the Ketogenic diet is presented thoroughly from the perspective of the patient's family as well as the health professionals. A modification of nutrition is certainly preferred practice to control seizures.

Camille  Williams September 10, 2012
Gulfport , MS


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