Recommended Reading for the Ketogenic diet:

Matthew’s Friends are very proud to have been significantly involved in the following publications together with members of our UK Medical Board and overseas Medical Advisors.                

Ketocooking – A practical guide to the ketogenic diet

ketocookingWritten by Judy Nation (Registered Dietitian AUS), Professor J. Helen Cross (UK) and Professor Ingrid E. Scheffer (Aus)

Available through the Matthew’s Friends store:

This book is a bright and colourful collection of ketogenic recipes which also include some MCT recipes. British/Australian food values are used so this book is suitable for all countries that use the same food values.  If you use other sources of food values then obviously this book is excellent for giving you ideas but each recipe would be need to be adjusted accordingly for your own country food values as well as your own individual diet prescription.

This book is ideal for all those using ketogenic dietary therapy and highly recommended for every ketogenic kitchen.

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy  – Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy.

dteEdited by Dr. Elizabeth Neal RD with a strong list of contributors who are all experts in the field of Ketogenic Dietary Therapies including: Professor J. Helen Cross, Professor Eric Kossoff,  Sue Wood RD, Professor Janak Nathan, Professor Joerg Klepper, Nicole Dos Santos RD,  Mary–Anne Leung RD and Emma Williams MBE

Available from Amazon

Dietary Treatment of Epilepsy: Practical Implementation of Ketogenic Therapy provides comprehensive and practical training on all aspects of implementing and managing dietary treatments for epilepsy, with key chapters on assessment, calculations, implementation, monitoring and complications.

This is a must-have resource for paediatric dietitians and other members of the therapy team.

Other Recommended Ketogenic Reading:

Please Note:  Most of the following books are written in America and therefore have American food values – they can be a great source of information and inspiration but please remember that things can to be done differently in each country.  Please always check things with your ketogenic team.

All books are available via Amazon.

kdSometimes referred to as a “miracle diet,” the ketogenic diet has helped doctors treat difficult-to-control epileptic seizures in thousands of children. Co-authored by four respected experts from Johns Hopkins, Ketogenic Diets continues to be the definitive guide for parents, physicians, and dieticians wanting to implement this strict diet.

This Fifth Edition has been extensively updated to reflect current advances in understanding how the diet works, how it should be used, and the future role of the diet as a treatment. Six new chapters address how to integrate the diet into all cultures, religions, and taste preferences; new information on modified and less restrictive versions of the diet, and the Modified Atkins Diet for Epilepsy are included. The book also covers exciting new research that shows the diet may work for people with other neurological illnesses.

kcThe Keto Cookbook is a cookbook for those using the diet to treat epilepsy and other neurologic conditions. The book contains 96 recipes grouped by breakfast and brunch, appetizers & snacks, lunch, dinner, and sweets and treats. The book includes a 16-page color insert illustrating each recipe. Since many children start the Keto Diet before they speak, the pictures of the meal and snack options allow children to choose what they want, helping overcome food refusal due to lack of variety of foods and/or child’s loss of control over food options. This book provides parents and children with options that have been tested and are kid- and Registered Dietitian- approved.

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