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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Demos Health; 5 edition (June 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936303108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936303106
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

(2011-01-01)

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.


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This book is well written, easy to read and very informative.
Betty Durbin
We then started her on the Modified Atkins Diet, a spin-off of the Ketogenic Diet pioneered at Johns Hopkins by the authors of this book.
mariaspapi
This book is a must read for anyone wanting to go on any ketogenic diet for seizures.
Joy

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112 of 112 people found the following review helpful By sue ellen holmes on April 26, 2005
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I reluctantly bought this book to join the sea of books I already had regarding seizures and other diagnoses....my son was born disabled and developed seizures shortly after birth.

It turned out that this book CHANGED OUR LIVES!!!! I have not looked back since buying it! My son was diagnosed with Lennox Gastaut Seizure Disorder. Doctors reacted like the mere diagnosis was the kiss of death. I am here to tell you that if the Ketogenic Diet can work for my son, who had over 100 seizures a day and constant seizure activity during sleep, it has the potential to work for anyone! Just remember that since it is not a drug, doctors do not promote it (pharmaceutical companies pay for their vacations, remember!)......My son was formerly on 6 meds with no end to seizures in sight. He is now on the diet and has only one med left to be weaned from. The diet had immediate and amazing results!

If you want to ask specific questions, please feel free to email me directly at: sholmes@twcny.rr.com.
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48 of 50 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1999
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In trying to search for Kimberly's method of treatment, the book An Introduction to The Ketogenic Diet along with Seizures and Epliepsy in Childhood helped me decide which way to go. While preparing myself to start the diet, the book prepared my for what to expect before and during the diet process. I referred to the book often when I had a question. When Kimberly would get and ear infection and recently a urinary infection, the list of what type of prescriptions should be used came in handle for the peditricians . Since I went against two neuroligist to start her on the diet, I was on my own. I had to travel 3 hours for the nearest Ketogenic Center, the book along with God were my biggest preparers for what would become Kimberly's cure. She is seizure free and drug free, but with God's will, she will be ready for the weining stage. Thank you for a will prepared book.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 1999
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I've read this book just prior to starting my child on the diet. We are very optimistic, and the book answered many questions. It it used as a guideline by our dietician. The book is easy to follow and subjects are grouped nicely for later reference. The book offers some recipes, but more ideas on "creative cooking" would have been helpful. We bought 3 and gave one to each family member that would be preparing meals, and to grandparents, who need gentle convincing that the benefits from the diet are worth the sacrifice and effort!
The book talks about how more studies are needed on the keto-diet, but it would have been nice to add how one could become part of a study.
The book goes into detail regarding how to do the calculations, but when you are in the program, the dietician should do that for the family.
Overall, I found the book easy to read and not too lengthy, but with enough information. There aren't alot of other educational options in book form related to the keto diet, so your choices are limited, but this book fills the need.
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A "ketogenic" diet is nothing more than a low-carb diet that restricts carbohydrate intake to a level that produces ketones in the body through a process called ketosis. This is the basis for what many people who desire weight loss on a plan like Atkins or Protein Power attempt to attain. But research has shown quite convincingly in recent years that a ketogenic diet is much more than about weight loss-for children with epilepsy, it can control the frequency of their seizures. With medications providing only nominal aid for kids dealing with this disease while offering some unwanted side effects, a ketogenic diet truly is the "answer" that so many parents have been looking for. The diet is very high in fat, very low in carbs and protein since both of these can kick you out of ketosis in excess. The authors combine their expertise on this subject to describe why this way of eating works so well for treating epileptic patients, how it should be administered, and what the future of epilepsy care with ketogenic diets will be like. This updated edition includes sample menus, recipes, and other helpful tips for educating parents about the use of low-carb ketogenic diets for their kids with epilepsy.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 2000
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I just got my copy of the third edition of this wonderfulbook.It's even better than the second edition.
1. The menu plansare better and more complete. 2. They include information on howthey think the diet works. 3. The whole book just flows better thanbefore.
I highly recommend this book (and the diet) to all withepilepsy -- adults too!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on February 7, 2007
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If you have or know a child with epilepsy, THE KETOGENIC DIET: A TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN AND OTHERS WITH EPILEPSY is a 'must' for your consideration: it offers a solution beyond medication which provides a doctor-supervised diet high in fat and low in carbs and proteins, which limits calories - and is proven to control seizures. There've been many advances in the field, so this updated 4th edition is essential even for library holdings with prior editions. Besides the latest research, this book includes a new section on the Atkins diet and other alternative nutritional therapies. Very highly recommended as a top alternative to medication for kids with epilepsy.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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