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Functional neurological disorder

Clinical Neurologist Matthew Phillips provides an update on Functional Neurological Disorder (FND) which is a disorder that arises from abnormal nervous system functioning where there is no identifiable organic disease.


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  2. FND Guide


Matthew Phillips

Clinical and Research Neurologist

Matthew is a full-time clinical and research neurologist at Waikato Hospital, Hamilton. His foremost passion is to explore the potential feasibility, safety, and efficacy of metabolic strategies, particularly fasting and ketogenic diets, in creating alternate metabolic states that may improve not only the symptoms, but also function and quality of life, for people with a variety of difficult disorders. In 2021, Matt and his dedicated team published the world’s first randomized trial of a ketogenic diet in Alzheimer’s Disease.

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