The true story of one woman's struggle
against a narrow-minded
When Lori Reimuller learns that
her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control.
As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and desperate, and so does her own research
into the existing literature on treatments. When she decides to try an alternative treatment called the Ketogenic Diet, devised
long ago by a doctor from Johns Hopkins, she is met with narrow-minded resistance from Robbie's doctor, who is prepared to
take legal action to prevent Lori from removing him from the hospital. This movie is an indictment of those in the medical
profession who discuss only the treatment options they favor. Several of the minor characters are portrayed by people who
have been not just helped, but cured by the Ketogenic diet.