Sometimes referred to as a "miracle diet," the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Coauthored by four respected experts from Johns Hopkins, Ketogenic Diets continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet. Anyone who is placed on the Ketogenic Diet will be told, essentially "prescribed" by their doctor to get this book.
This Fifth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. Six new chapters address how to integrate the diet into all cultures, religions, and taste preferences; new information on modified and less restrictive versions of the diet, and the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy are included. The book also covers exciting new research that shows the diet may work for people with other neurological illnesses.
This best-seller also includes sample meal plans, a food database, how to calculate foods, and much more.
Praise for the Fourth Edition:
"While this is a profoundly rigorous diet, with potentially serious side effects, Freeman, Kossoff, et al. discuss every facet of the process with clarity and professionally restrained optimism. Under proper guidance and with real dedication, this diet may be the path to recovery for children with difficult-to-control seizures."-Kirkus Reports
"A 'must'...Very highly recommended as a top alternative to medication for kids with epilepsy." —The Midwest Book Review
"This book is easy to read... Anecdotes from families that have used the ketogenic diet are interspersed throughout the chapters and make the...text more interesting, and bring the diet to life... This book is highly recommended for pediatric consumer health libraries." —CAPHIS Consumer Connections
"If we had had the information in this book fifteen months earlier, a vast majority of Charlie's $100,000 of medical, surgical, and drug treatment would not have been necessary, a vast majority of Charlie's seizures would not have occurred." — From the Foreword by Jim Abrahams, Director, The Charlie Foundation to Help Cure Pediatric Epilepsy;
SECTION 1: Overview of the Traditional Ketogenic Diet; 1. Epilepsy Today and the Place of the Ketogenic Diet in the World; 2. What is the Ketogenic Diet?; 3. History of the Ketogenic Diet; 4. How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?; 5. Is my Child a Candidate for the Ketogenic Diet?; 6. The diet for all Cultures, Religions, and Food Preferences; SECTION 2: The ABCs of the Ketogenic Diet; 7. Initiating the Ketogenic Diet: To Fast or To Admit?; 8. Calculating the Ketogenic Diet; 9. KetoCalculator;10. All Those Crazy Supplements!; SECTION 3: Life on the Ketogenic Diet; 11. The Expert Consensus Statement and You; 12. Fine-tuning the Ketogenic Diet?; 13. Parent Support Groups and the Internet; 14. Side Effects of the Ketogenic Diet; 15. Making it Work at Home and On the Road; 16. Going Off the Ketogenic Diet; SECTION 4: Modified Ketogenic Diets; 17. When and Why Should I Use These "Alternative" Diets?; 18. The Modified Atkins Diet: History and Future Directions; 19. How do I Use the Modified Atkins Diet?; 20. The MCT Diet; 21. The LGIT (Low-Glycemic Index Treatment); SECTION 5: Ketogenic Cooking; 22. Sample Meal Plans for the Ketogenic Diet; 23. Modified Atkins Diet Meal Plans and Recipes; SECTION 6: The Future of Diets and the Brain; 24. Can the diet be Used Before Medications?; 25. Adults and Diets; 26. Diets and other Neurologic Conditions; SECTION 7: Appendices; A. Medications; B. Johns Hopkins Order Entry for Ketogenic Diet Admission; C. Sample letter of Medical Necessity; D. Food Database; E. Atkins Carbohydrate Gram Counter; F. Selected References; G. International Centers;"It will end up be...