As you may already know, Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly’s new book, The Ketogenic Kitchen, is out next week. We feel this is a really important work and is not simply a great cookbook with excellent recipes. It is a life-changing work which presents a different approach to how we eat and what we should eat.
In The Ketogenic Kitchen Domini and Patricia, who have both recently come through cancer, share with you exciting nutritional developments, which reveal that a diet low in carbohydrates and high in fat, in conjunction with the treatment recommended by medical professionals, offers new hope in the support of and protection against many chronic illnesses. Whether you are facing treatment, going through recovery or simply want to choose food that can keep you in long-term optimal health, The Ketogenic Kitchen offers advice and delicious recipes that will aid weight loss and leave you with higher energy levels and glowing good health.
Here’s what one doctor had to say about the book and about ketogenic diets:
“Public interest in ketogenic diets for the treatment of cancer and other challenging health conditions is growing rapidly; much faster, in fact, than the availability of high quality resources people can use to apply these valuable dietary principles to their daily lives. That is precisely what makes The Ketogenic Kitchen such a timely treasure.
“I follow a ketogenic diet myself, so I can tell you firsthand that it is safe, comfortable, and effective. While it can be challenging to learn and adjust to at first, the benefits are well worth it. As a psychiatrist with a special interest in nutrition and metabolism who studies, writes about, and prescribes ketogenic diets, I can tell you that they have uniquely powerful healing properties for the brain. Ketogenic diets have been used to treat a variety of complex neurological and psychiatric conditions, from epilepsy to Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s dementia. There is even emerging evidence that people with bipolar disorder and other mood disorders may benefit from a ketogenic diet.
“These specially-formulated low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein, high-fat diets rescue us from the invisible roller coaster of blood sugar, insulin, and stress hormones that most people ride all day long without even realizing it. This dangerous pattern destabilizes brain chemistry, causing spikes and crashes in energy, mood, and concentration throughout the day. This is why I recommend low-carbohydrate/high-fat and ketogenic diets to my patients with mood and attention disorders.
“Ketogenic diets are not just good for the brain; they are good for the whole body. Conventional carbohydrate-based diets flood our bodies with sugar and wreak havoc with our metabolism, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other serious health problems, including cancer. It is firmly established that cancer cells thrive on glucose (sugar), and have a very difficult time burning fat, whereas most normal cells can easily burn fat for energy. Furthermore, excess glucose in the blood triggers insulin surges which promote the growth and multiplication of all cells, including cancer cells. Ketogenic diets nourish normal cells with healthy fats and proteins, shield them from the damaging effects of excess sugar, starch and protein (all of which can turn into glucose), while simultaneously depriving cancer cells of the fuel they need to grow and spread. There is no other nutritional approach that can do all of these wonderful things.
“Patricia Daly and Domini Kemp have written an authoritative guide that will help you put the powerful science of ketogenic principles to work in your daily life. Their hard-earned wisdom coupled with their culinary expertise set this book apart from other health-oriented cookbooks. For issues ranging from mental health disorders, to diabetes to cancer, The Ketogenic Kitchen will be indispensable to those seeking to incorporate a powerful, science-based nutritional approach into their comprehensive treatment plan.”
- Georgia Ede MD, psychiatrist and nutrition consultant
Thanks and we hope you like the book.