Education Tools from Matthew's Friends Canada

These tools that have been shared from the Matthew’s Friends education tool library and have been reviewed by their medical advisory board. They have also been reviewed by Canadian registered dieticians practicing in ketogenic diet therapy and are PEN approved education tools by the Dieticians of Canada.

What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

A medical ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate, high fat diet which changes the metabolism in the body from burning glucose for energy to burning fat for energy. It is currently a recognised treatment for intractable (drug resistant) epilepsy, Glut 1 Deficiency and Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Deficiency. Increasingly the diet is being looked at in other neuro-metabolic conditions as well as Brain Cancer.