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The ketogenic diet : treatment for epilepsy
Freeman, John Mark.
Personal Author:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Demos, [2000]

Physical Description:
xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Previous editions published under title: The epilepsy diet treatment.
Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library RJ496.E6 F69 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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One in a hundred children has epilepsy, & one in five has seizures resistant to medications. Even when seizures are fairly well under control, medication may affect children's alertness & mental clarity, impairing their ability to learn & reach their full potential. Many parents are looking beyond currently available medications for a satisfying solution to seizure treatment. The Ketogenic Diet is the only book devoted exclusively to this treatment, proven to improve seizure control in nearly three-quarters of the children who try it. It includes all the facts about the ketogenic diet, numerous quotes from parents showing what the experience is really like, & dozens of clear, tested sample recipes. This completely revised & updated third edition includes: New data from clinical & laboratory studies; A clearer understanding of the best approaches to helping children; & their families cope with the limitations & restrictions of the diet, based on experience with hundreds of new patients; Feedback & dialogue from many sources, including neurologists, dietitians & parents; New & improved menus, including some developed by professional chefs whose children were on the diet; Revised instructions for calculating & managing the diet on a day-to-day basis that reflect the advice of modern dietitians. There is not another book on the market like this invaluable tool for parents of the 1 to 2% of all children who have epilepsy.

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