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LA COOKIE CON
February 18, 2017 - February 19, 2017
Most everyone loves cookies! That’s a good reason to come to the LA Cookie Convention!
But some people with epilepsy need a special diet to help control their seizures, so they can’t eat most cookies. And all of us would benefit from less sugar in our cookies — and in our diet in general. So please visit the LA Cookie Convention and learn how to be creative in your cookie making. Learn how to incorporate “ketogenic diet” cooking into your everyday life.
Dawn Martenz, Recipe Consultant for the Charlie Foundation will be doing live demonstrations of your favorite “Keto” recipes!
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate and adequate protein diet. The diet forces the body to produce ketones in the liver to be used as energy. There are a few variations of the ketogenic diet and there is also a modified Atkins diet also used as dietary therapy for epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles at EndEpilepsy.org is proud to be recognized by LA Cookie Con at the LA Cookie Convention. And we are proud to partner with The Charlie Foundation to help feature ketogenic diet recipes.
Dawn Martenz Bio
In 2007 Dawn’s life was was changed forever when her daughter, Charlotte received a definitive diagnosis of Dravet’s Syndrome and her infant son, JT was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s Disease within the same week. In 2010, Charlotte began treatment with the ketogenic diet and experienced her first seizure free day in over 5 years, nearly her entire life. Enduring these trials has inspired her to reach out to as many families as possible, helping them understand how to incorporate ketogenic cooking into their everyday lives. Dawn is co-author of “The Keto Cookbook” , the only cookbook dedicated entirely to 4:1 ratio recipes and “The Modified Keto Cookbook”, which contains low ratio recipes appropriate for almost everyone considering diet therapy. She is a consultant to The Charlie Foundation and Cambrooke Therapeutics while she continues to create ketogenic recipes for home cooks and commercial production. The Charlie Foundation in She has been and has since heard from many families whose lives have been touched by the ketogenic diet.