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One in five children with epilepsy has seizures that are resistant to medications. Even when seizures are fairly well under control, medication may affect childrenC Us alertness and mental clarity, impairing their ability to learn and reach their full pot
Eric H. Kossof, MD: Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kossoff is also the Director of the Pediatric Neurology Residency Program at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a co-author of Treatment of Pediatric Neurologic Disorders and The Ketogenic Diet, Fourth Edition. Dr. Kossoff is the editor of “Keto News” on epilepsy.com.John M. Freeman, MD: Lederer Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Epilepsy and Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University. In 1969, he created and assumed directorship of the Johns Hopkins Child Neurology Program. In recognition of his numerous contributions and efforts in "perfecting and championing the ketogenic diet", The Johns Hopkins University renamed their epilepsy center The John M. Freeman Center for Pediatric Epilepsy 2002. He has written nearly 150 articles, 41 book chapters and seven books or editions of books including, The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy, and the award-winning Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide.Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN: Formerly head pediatric dietician at Long Island Jewish Medical Center she is now the Ketogenic Dietitian for the John Freeman Epilepsy Center at The Johns Hopkins University. She is responsible for all nutritional aspects for patients following the ketogenic diet, including education, follow up and menu planning.James E. Rubenstein, MD: Neurodevelopmental pediatrician on the full-time staff at Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a clinician working primarily in the fields of epilepsy, autism, and cerebral palsy and other complications of birth injury. His main role and goal is to provide comprehensive care and follow up for children with developmental disabilities utilizing the latest techniques in clinical evaluation and laboratory investigation/technology.
Table of Contents
Overview of the Traditional Ketogenic Diet
Epilepsy Today and the Place of the Ketogenic Diet in the World
What Is the Ketogenic Diet?
History of the Ketogenic Diet
How Does the Ketogenic Diet Work?
Is My Child a Candidate for the Ketogenic Diet?
The Diet for All Cultures, Religions, Food Preferences, and Allergies
The ABCs of the Ketogenic Diet
Initiating the Ketogenic Diet: To Fast or Admit?
Calculating the Ketogenic Diet
All Those Crazy Supplements!
Life on the Ketogenic Diet
The Expert Consensus and You
Fine-Tuning the Diet
Parent Support Groups and the Internet
Side Effects of the Ketogenic Diet
Making it Work at Home and on the Road
Going Off the Diet
Modified Ketogenic Diets
When and Why Should I Use Alternative Diets?
The History of the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy (and Future Directions)
How Do I Use the Modified Atkins Diet?
The MCT Ketogenic Diet
The LGIT (Low Glycemic Index Treatment)
Sample Meal Plans for the Ketogenic Diet
Modified Atkins Diet Recipes
The Future of Diets and the Brain
Can the Diet Be Used Before Medications?
Adults and Diets
Diets and Other Neurologic Conditions
Medications and Keto-Friendly Products
Sample Letter of Medical Necessity for Ketogenic Diet Formulas
Atkins Carbohydrate Gram Counter
Physicians Providing the Ketogenic Diet Worldwide as of November 2010
Modified Atkins Diet Sample Meals
Routine Ketogenic Diet Lab Studies for Children on the Diet
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