Big, fat parallels

Stories like Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle are manna for people like me. The cool science, the paradigm fights, the activist parents, the amazing clinicians and researchers willing to swim upstream for the sake of patients. Not to mention the "food is medicine for the brain" angle!

And the hope: patients who get better.



  1. This was fascinating!

  2. Wow.

    This is amazing, but what comes to my mind is this: What if this parent weren't also such a compelling writer? What happens to treatments and paradigm shifts when there are no writers to espouse their virtues? And in clear, succinct and convincing language?

    I think of you, Laura, and others like Harriet Brown. What good would these provocative treatments do if they were ONLY written up in medical journals...if at all?

    It's the definitive answer to 'if a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it...' koan: Nothing. It doesn't change anything. The tree falls. One kid survives. The forest continues practically unchanged. Thank you for yelling "TIMBERRRRRR!"

  3. I've heard about that once before, but thanks for posting it - the wonders of the human body are fascinating. Pretty darn neat!


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