Twenty years ago, a little boy named Charlie Abrahams developed difficult-to-control epilepsy.
As a last resort, his parents turned to the medically supervised ketogenic diet. The diet worked and
Charlie became seizure-free. He remained on the diet for 5 years and then returned to a normal diet
He’s now in his twenty’s, and has remained seizure and medication-free. The Charlie Foundation for
Ketogenic Therapies was founded in 1994 to provide information about diet therapies for people with
epilepsy, other neurological disorders and tumorous cancers.
Since our inception it has been confirmed thousands of times anecdotally as well as by a
randomized controlled study that the ketogenic diet improves most children and adults with
uncontrolled seizures and many, like Charlie, become drug and seizure free and return to a normal diet.
New applications of the ketogenic diet for cancer, autism, ALS, Parkinson’s, and early-onset
Alzheimer’s diseases, diabetes, and traumatic brain injury have emerged. Scientific data regarding
these new uses of diet therapy is accumulating rapidly. Variations of the ketogenic diet for these
disorders are being developed. Today, it is the Charlie Foundation’s expanded mission not only to
champion ketogenic diet therapy for epilepsy, but provide up-to-date information regarding its
expanded use and variations. To this end we have re-named ourselves “The Charlie Foundation for
For more information visit www.charliefoundation.org