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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Sunday, 25 April 2010

The ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for adolescents with epilepsy

This post includes a summary of a study published in Epilepsia Volume: 44 Issue: 6 Pages: 847-851 JUN 2003 and a recipe for hot beef satays.

Study title and authors:
The ketogenic diet: Adolescents can do it, too
Seizures and Epilepsy in Childhood: A Guide (Johns Hopkins Press Health Book)
Author(s): Mady MA, Kossoff EH, McGregor AL, Wheless JW, Pyzik PL, Freeman JM
Johns Hopkins Med Inst, Dept Neurol, Pediat Epilepsy Ctr, Baltimore, MD 21205 USA
Univ Texas, Texas Comprehens Epilepsy Program, Houston, TX USA

This study can be accessed at:

The study reported that the ketogenic diet is an effective treatment for adolescents with epilepsy.

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Recipe of the day

Hot Beef Satays

450g/1lb beef sirloin, rump or topside steaks, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes

For the Marinade:
30ml/2tbsp coconut milk
Omaha Steaks 7 oz. Top Sirloins
Food Mall: Sirloin
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely crushed
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
1 large handful freshly chopped coriander
Extra coriander leaves and finely chopped red chilli, to garnish

1.Prepare the marinade ingredients in a large shallow bowl.

2.Thread equal amounts of the beef cubes onto 4 short metal or wooden skewers, place into the marinade and coat the beef cubes. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

3.Cook the steaks according to preference on a preheated grill or barbecue, turning once.

4.Serve the satays scattered with extra coriander leaves and chopped red chilli.