The Ketogenic and Modified Atkins Diets: Treatments for Epilepsy and Other Disorders
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‚ÄôsKetogenic Diet Center, along with several other experts in the field, this book‚Äôs 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.
NEATLY ORGANIZED INTO NINE SECTIONS, THIS ESSENTIAL BOOK WILL HELP YOU:
- 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
About the Author
Zahava Turner, RD, CSP, LDN, is the Ketogenic Dietitian for the John Freeman Epilepsy Center at The Johns Hopkins University, USA responsible for all nutritional aspects for patients following the ketogenic diet, including education, follow up and menu planning. 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, USA. Sarah Doerrer, CPNP, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, USA. 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, is the Research Nutritionist for the Adult Epilepsy Diet Center at Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, USA.