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Interesting news coming through today on the Ketogenic Diet.

http://www.insidermedicine.ca/archives/Epilepsy_Video_Scientists_Discover_How_Ketogenic_Diet_Reduces_Seizures_in_Epileptics_5345.aspx

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Evan Kleiman of KCRW's Good Food

I am a huge fan of this show and listen to it religiously (ironically when I exercise).  Her stories showcase a plethora of all things food.  Last week I was thrilled to hear, as I was walking up a steep hill, this segment as I feel that a push of media coverage will make the Ketogenic or Modified Atkins Diet more mainstream.  A big Thank You to Evan Kleiman for broadcasting this on her June 4th, 2011 show.

http://www.kcrw.com/etc/programs/gf/gf110604hollywood_bowl_picni

Evan Kleiman hosts Good Food on 89.9 KCRW (Los Angeles) and KCRW.com.  She is a noted cookbook author and owner/chef of Angeli Caffe on Melrose in Los Angeles.

Hi everyone.  I am passing the following information along for a web event with Dr. Eric Kossoff.  I hope that you will be able to participate.  It should be very informative.

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We are pleased to announce that the Carson Harris Foundation will host its first webinar on Monday, June 13th at 7:00pm EST.

Topic:

“Advances and Practical Application of the Modified Atkins Diet”

Presenter:

Eric Kossoff, M.D.

Associate Professor

Neurology and Pediatrics

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Biography:

Dr. Kossoff received his medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York. He went on to complete a residency in pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He completed a residency in child neurology and fellowship in pediatric epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr.

Kossoff is the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at Johns Hopkins currently and the Medical Director of the Ketogenic Diet Center.

Dr. Kossoff focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood seizures and epilepsy, particularly treatments other than medications such as diet, neurostimulation and surgery. Specific interests include the ketogenic diet, the modified Atkins diet for children and adults, infantile spasms, hemispherectomy, the interaction of migraine headaches with epilepsy, and Sturge-Weber syndrome.

He is a world expert on dietary therapies for epilepsy and the author of the forthcoming 5th edition of Ketogenic Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and other disorders.

Webinar Information:

Date: Monday June 13, 2011

Time: 07:00 PM EST

Duration: 1 Hour(s)

In order to participate in the webinar you must pre-register at the following link:

https://carsonharrisfoundation.ilinc.com/register/kxxhwmm

We hope you can join us and Dr. Kossoff for this exciting event! If you have questions about the webinar or issues registering, please email us at mharris410@comcast.net

Mike & Gerry Harris

www.carsonharrisfoundation.org