The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets

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The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets

Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders

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Now in its sixth edition, The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets is the established, authoritative book on these groundbreaking epilepsytreatments. Written for parents, patients, dietitians, and neurologists, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone considering or starting a ketogenicdiet for epilepsy or another neurologic disorder. Written by doctors, dietitians, and a pediatric nurse practitioner from the Johns Hopkins Hospital’sKetogenic Diet Center, along with several other experts in the field, this book’s patient-centered content contains answers to almost any question relatedto the ketogenic and modified Atkins diets, for children and adults. Chapters cover implementation, recipes, fine-tuning the diets, connecting with supportgroups, the latest research on the effectiveness of the diets, and much more.

The sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current advances and applications. Two entirely new sections are devoted to the use ofketogenic diets for epilepsy in adults, and diets that can help alleviate the symptoms of other conditions such as cancer, dementia, autism, and migraines.Coverage of the modified Atkins diet is significantly expanded to reflect the growing popularity of this less restrictive diet.


  • Understand how the ketogenic and modified Atkins diets work
  • Prepare for the lifestyle changes involved in following these diets
  • Start, maintain, fine-tune, and eventually stop the diet
  • Develop tasty and healthy ketogenic meals
  • Connect with local and worldwide resources for epilepsy-related issues
  • Understand the latest research about the diet for use in kids and adults
  • Navigate the ‚Äúnonketo‚Äù world (schools, family, friends) with confidence

Product Details

  • Publication Date March 21, 2016
  • Page Count 376
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303946

About The Author(s)

Zahava Turner RD, CSP, LDN

Zahava 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.

Dr. Eric Kossoff MD

Eric Kossoff, MD, is an Associate 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 Director of the Pediatric Neurology training program and co-author of Ketogenic Diets, Fifth Edition. Dr. Kossoff is the editor of "Keto News" at He has dedicated his career to investigating and researching the impact of putting children and adults with epilepsy on a 90% fat diet to control their seizures.

Sarah Doerrer CPNP

Sarah Doerrer, CPNP, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.

Mackenzie Cervenka MD

Mackenzie Cervenka, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Bobbie Henry RD, LDN

Bobbie Henry, RD, LDN, is the Research Nutritionist for the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center.

Table of Contents


Foreword I – Elaine Freeman

Foreword II – Jim Abrahams



SECTION I: Overview of Diet Therapy

1. Epilepsy Today and the Place of the Ketogenic Diet

2. What Is the Ketogenic Diet?

3. How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?

4. History of the Ketogenic Diet

5. Who Is a Candidate for the Ketogenic Diet?

6. Can the Diet Be Used Before Medications?

SECTION II: The Classic Ketogenic Diet

7. Initiating the Ketogenic Diet: How Best to Do It?

8. Calculating the Ketogenic Diet

9. All Those Crazy Supplements!

10. KetoDietCalculator

11. Fine-Tuning the Diet

12. Going Off the Diet

SECTION III: The Modified Atkins Diet (for Children)

13. When and Why Should I Use Alternative Diets?

14. The History of the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy

15. How Do I Use the Modified Atkins Diet?

16. Ways to Fine-Tune the Modified Atkins Diet

SECTION IV: Adults and Ketogenic Diets

17. History of Using Ketogenic Diets in Adults

18. The Adult Epilepsy Diet Center at Johns Hopkins

19. Evidence for Effectiveness in Adults

20. How to Use the MAD in Adults With Epilepsy

21. Unique Issues That Adults Face With Ketogenic Diets

22. Tips, Tricks, and Making It Healthy!

SECTION V: Life on Ketogenic Diets

23. Parent Support Groups and the Internet

24. Side Effects of Ketogenic Diets and Handling Illnesses

25. Dealing With the “Nonketo” World

26. Tips for Travel

SECTION VI: Other Therapeutic Diets and Modifications

27. The MCT Ketogenic Diet

28. The Low Glycemic Index Treatment

29. Formula-Only Ketogenic Diets

30. The Diet for All Cultures, Religions, Food Preferences, and Allergies

SECTION VII: Ketogenic Cooking

31. Sample Meal Plans for the Ketogenic Diet

32. Modified Atkins Diet Meal Plans and Recipes

33. Using Diets Around the World

SECTION VIII: Diets for Conditions Other Than Epilepsy

34. Ketogenic Diets and Brain Tumors

35. Diet and Dementia

36. Autism and the Diet

37. Diet and Migraine: Fact and Fiction

SECTION IX: Appendices

A. Medications and Vitamins

B. Sample Letter of Medical Necessity for Ketogenic Diet Formulas

C. Sample Letter for Airplanes

D. Keto-Friendly Products and Foods

E. Wegmans’ List of Foods

F. Atkins Carbohydrate Gram Counter

G. Physicians Providing the Ketogenic Diet Worldwide

H. Routine Ketogenic Diet Lab Studies

I. Selected References