Demystifying Medicine Video

This video examines the research and scientific information surrounding the benefits a ketogenic diet can have for individuals that may be suffering from epilepsy. It also considers the potential healthcare benefits of the ketogenic diet with respect to children who suffer from recurring epilepsy.

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