An epileptic boy of six has churned his life around – after developing a taste for butter.
Charlie Smith suffered up to 300 seizures, which would cause him to lose consciousness.
He was taking a cocktail of drugs to control the fits but they left him drowsy and had little effect.
However, after a neurologist suggested a high fat, low-carb ‘ketogenic’ diet, his seizures stopped.
Charlie gorges on calorific foods such as cheese, cream and Philadelphia.
He also has full-fat butter, which is his favourite, with every meal.
His mother Debbie, 47, said Charlie’s fits were horrific.
‘The diet has changed our lives for the better. As soon as Charlie switched to it, it was as if a cloud had been lifted.
‘We were at our wits end and were just praying for a miracle,’ she added.
The ketogenic diet forces the body to burn fats, instead of glucose from carbohydrates, putting it into a state of ketosis, which appears to reduce seizures.
A typical day could involve an omelette for breakfast, pancakes with sugar- free syrup for lunch and a bacon quiche with butter and cheese for dinner.
His father Wayne, 48, from Epsom, Surrey, said: ‘Charlie has his life back, and has not had an attack since he started the diet two years ago. It’s a miracle, we couldn’t be happier.’
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11 June 2014 | 10:48 pm – Source: metro.co.uk