The Ketogenic Diet

The Ketogenic Diet

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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 childrenOCOs alertness and mental clarity, impairing their ability to learn and reach their full potential. Many parents are looking beyond currently available medications for a satisfying solution to seizure treatment. The ketogenic diet is such an answer. This rigid, mathematically calculated, doctor-supervised diet is high in fat and low in carbohydrate and protein, and strictly limits both calories and liquid intake. The diet helps to control seizures and allows many children to become both seizure-free and drug-free. This extensively updated edition covers the many advances that have been made in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and its future role as a treatment for children with epilepsy. Get all the facts for the ketogenic diet, plus: # Clear instructions for calculating and managing the diet on a daily basis # Full listing of acceptable foods, with nutritional information, that can be used with the food plan # The best approaches for coping with the limitations and restrictions of this eating plan # NEW! Expanded section of recipes and 35 sample meals, including some developed by professional chefs with children on the diet # NEW! A discussion of how the Atkins and modified ketogenic diets may in some cases be used as alternatives to control epilepsy in children The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy, Fourth Edition is an indispensable resource for any parent, medical professional, or dietician working with children on this strict but highly effective diet plan.q... the childa#39;s current eating habits and patterns before estimating their nutritional needs. A 3-day food record with the exact amounts of food eaten plus a growth chart or detailed weight history is essential in figuring out a childa#39;s caloric intake.

Title:The Ketogenic Diet
Author: John Mark Freeman
Publisher:Demos Medical Publishing - 2007-01-01

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