The ketogenic diet is a special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that helps to control seizures in some people with epilepsy. It is prescribed by a physician and carefully monitored by a dietitian. It is more strict, with calorie, fluid, and protein measurement and occasional restriction than the modified Atkins diet, which is also used today.
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Australian Keto Kids
Provides a source of information for Australian parents who have children suffering from uncontrolled epilepsy and/or are using the ketogenic diet. Also home of the Ketogenic Diet Support Group.
The Charlie Foundation
The Foundation was established in 1994 in order to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy. Its role is to facilitate investigation, educate professionals, and inform families about the current status of the ketogenic diet.
epilepsy.com - Ketogenic Diet
Provides information on the diet, including reasons for its use and possible side effects. Includes sample menus.
Offers tips and some simple recipes.
Information from Ray Sahelian, M.D. describes how it works and the results of some studies on participants.
Ketogenic Diet FAQ
Offers case histories and further information regarding the diet.
Ketogenic Diet Resource
Offers tips, recipes and guidelines on using the diet for a number of health issues, including epilepsy, heartburn, joint pain, and pre-diabetes.
Stanford Medical Center - Ketogenic Diet Program
Provides a ketogenic diet meal planner in .XLS format.
WebMD - Children’s Epilepsy: the Ketogenic Diet
Offers a description of the diet, how it works, and drawbacks.
Wikipedia - Ketogenic Diet
A resource on the diet that includes history, trial outcomes, contra-indications and hypotheses on how the diet acts to help prevent seizures.
Yahoo! Health Groups: Ketogenic
For parents, family members, and care givers who are using the Ketogenic Diet as a means of control for epilepsy or seizure disorders.
ScienceDaily - Ketogenic Diet Reduces Seizures In Many Children
Report of a study by Hopkins researchers that found the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet reduces the number of seizures in children with severe seizure disorders, and the frequency of attacks is lower, years after the diet is stopped. (October 01, 2001)