Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders
Eric H. Kossoff, MD, John M. Freeman, MD, Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN, James E. Rubenstein, MD
230 pp Paperback
eISBN 9781617050640 |
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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.- return to top -
Reviews"It will end up being the most well read book you own and every keto home should have one. My copy went everywhere with me when Matthew was on the diet and I can't recommend it highly enough."-Emma Williams, CEO/Founder - Matthew's Friends Charity - Dietary Treatments for Epilepsy - GLOBAL. Director - Matthew's Friends Clinics Ltd for Ketogenic Dietary Therapies
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- return to top -
ContentsSECTION 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
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- return to top -
About the Authors
Eric H. Kossoff, MDEric Kossoff, MDis an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics and a member of The John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center, as well as the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is the Associate Director of the pediatric neurology training program and co-author of The Ketogenic Diet, Fourth Edition. Dr. Kossoff is the editor of "Keto News". He has dedicated his career to investigating and researching the impact of putting young children with epilepsy on a 95% fat diet to control their seizures.John M. Freeman, MDJohn Freeman, MD developed the ketogenic diet while working at Johns Hopkins University. The pediatric epilepsy center at Johns Hopkins was renamed The Johns Hopkins John M. Freeman Pediatric Epilepsy Center in his honor in 2002. The diet and the center were featured on Dateline in a 1994 edition as a therapy for childhood seizure disorders. "Dateline" reported that miraculous results were obtained in a large percentage of the patients who were placed on the high fat diet.
A prolific author, he has written nearly 150 articles, 41 book chapters and seven books or editions of books including, the award winning The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy.Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDNZahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN is the Ketogenic Dietitian for the John Freeman Epilepsy Center at The Johns Hopkins University responsible for all nutritional aspects for patients following the ketogenic diet, including education, follow up and menu planning.James E. Rubenstein, MDJames Rubenstein, MD is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician on the full-time staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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