"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
About the Author
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 www.epilepsy.com. 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.
John 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, 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 Rubenstein, MD is a neurodevelopmental pediatrician on the full-time staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins Hospital.