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David Evans

Independent Health Researcher

Friday, 23 April 2010

Ketogenic diets control epilepsy in patients aged 7 to 52

This post includes a summary of a paper published in Neurology 2003;61:1789-1791 and a recipe for gourmet ranch burgers.

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Study title and authors:
Efficacy of the Atkins diet as therapy for intractable epilepsy
Eric H. Kossoff, MD, Gregory L. Krauss, MD, Jane R. McGrogan, RD and John M. Freeman, MD
From the Department of Neurology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD.

This paper can be accessed at:

The study provides evidence that the Atkins diet may have a role as therapy for patients with epilepsy.

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Recipe of the day

Gourmet Ranch Burgers

Omaha Steaks Premium Ground Beef
Food Mall: Ground Beef
450g/1lb ground beef
1 small onion, peeled and grated
1 large garlic clove, peeled and finely crushed
15-30ml/1-2tbsp fresh chopped flat-leaf parsley
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
15ml/1tbsp olive oil

1.In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Using slightly damp hands shape the mixture into four 10cm/4inch burgers. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.

2.Brush each burger with a little oil and cook under a preheated, moderate grill or prepared barbecue for 6-8 minutes on both sides until thoroughly cooked or until any meat juices are completely clear.