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The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy Paperback – 1 Jan 2007
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High in fat and low in carbohydrates, the ketogenic diet developed by Dr. John M. Freeman (Johns Hopkins Hospital) has been shown to help control epileptic seizures in children. This resource for physicians, dieticians, and parents provides an overview of this mathematically-calculated, doctor-supervised therapy. The fourth edition has been updated
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If someone needs to put their child on this diet, I would recommend not only getting this book, but also The New Diet Revolution by Dr. Robert Atkins. You will get further explanation of ketosis and 'allowable' foods there, plus, I think, some useful recipes.
This book I'm sure is invaluable for a parent who wants to try a ketotic diet for their child. I am *all* for these kinds of diets personally, and never had weird blood profiles after being on them.
Among the surprises in the book: that restricting fluid intake may help ketosis succeed.
Best wishes with your efforts for your kids-- another thing I should add is that if difficulties persist or ketosis doesn't come about easily-- really be on the lookout for hidden sweets. There's even some suggestion (not in this book) that glycerin (found in some meds and frankly all over) has sugar-like activity in some people-- occasionally even the use of skin creams, soaps, etc. with a 'gly-' component has been restricted in some. But that's for rare cases.
The exchanges described in this book sound a little difficult to follow. While I'd buy this book (definitely) if I wanted to try a kid on a ketogenic diet, I'd also buy others to get a better handle on what to feed them. If it were me, I'd personally probably read it and modify it ala Atkins.
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.
The book arrived very quickly, would definatly buy from this seller again. Thank you.
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