Sun, 03/15/2009
Just last month, a significant moment in the history of the ketogenic diet occurred. The journal Epilepsia published the 14-page article, "Optimal clinical management of children receiving the ketogenic diet: recommendations of the International...
Mon, 12/15/2008
This November, we had the pleasure of having a personal visit by a ketogenic diet "alumni" of the Johns Hopkins ketogenic diet program, Chester "Chet" White, Jr. Chet had emailed me after seeing an article about the ketogenic diet and then came to...
Sat, 11/15/2008
Traditionally the ketogenic diet is used for children in whom many anticonvulsant drugs have been unsuccessful. In those children who have significant seizure reduction, many parents ask “Why didn’t we try this sooner?” The truth is, for several...
Wed, 10/15/2008
The ketogenic diet is tough on children about to start it. They have to give up some of their favorite foods and eat in a different way than ever before. In addition, starting the ketogenic diet can be tough on parents. We commented on this in the...
Mon, 09/15/2008
In 2004, an adorable young girl named Grace brightened the floors of Johns Hopkins Hospital when I had the pleasure to start her on the ketogenic diet. She likely had myoclonic-astatic epilepsy (Doose syndrome) and within days was a "super-responder...

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