Edition 1 The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health
Edited by Tim Noakes, Tamzyn Murphy, Neville Wellington, Hassina Kajee, Jayne Bullen, Sarah Rice and Candice Egnos

Publication Date: 22 Jun 2023

Ketogenic: The Science of Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction in Human Health presents the most up-to-date and evidence-based science and research available in the field of TCR, with the purpose of training medical and allied healthcare professionals on the effective therapeutic use of low-carbohydrate and ketogenic nutrition in clinical practice. This book explores the appropriate, safe, and effective use of TCR to improve patient outcomes in a broad range of chronic metabolic conditions and aims to promote health. 


Focused on lifestyle management, health support and the treatment of diseases rooted in poor nutrition, this book explores the role of food and lifestyle modification as medicine and is a valuable resource for nutritionists, dietitians and medical professionals who provide diet-related counselling, as well as those researching or studying related areas. 

Key Features

  • Presents new best-practice guidelines for using TCR to treat, improve or reverse nutrition-related metabolic conditions and diseases that were previously thought to have a chronic, irreversible progression
  • Provides an overview of the most recent evidence outlining the biochemistry and physiology pertaining to human nutrition and health
  • Offers evolutionary and historical context to human nutrition
  • Contains clinical practice guidelines for the implementation of TCR from medical practitioners who prescribe TCR in their practices, allowing readers to understand real-life concerns in the field
  • Features case studies that provide practical examples of how to assess, monitor and intervene with patients that practitioners encounter in their practices
  • Explains the physiology and biochemistry of the normal and pathophysiological state for each condition and links these to the application of TCR
About the author
Edited by Tim Noakes, Author or co-author of more than 550 scientific publications and is on the Editorial Boards of more than 10 international scientific publications; Tamzyn Murphy, Lecturer, course developer, and content writer for Nutrition Network; Co-founder and Practicing Dietitian, Real Food Dietitians; Neville Wellington, GP and Managing Practitioner, Kenilworth Medicross, Glosderry, South Africa; Hassina Kajee, Board Member and Medical Director, Nutrition Network, Noordhoek, South Africa; Jayne Bullen, Nutrition Network Managing Director; Chief Operating Officer, The Noakes Foundation, South Africa; Sarah Rice, Nutrition Network Medical Practitioner, South Africa and Candice Egnos, Nutrition Network Project Director, South Africa
Table of Contents

Part 1: Nutrition Fundamentals
1. Understanding human diet and disease: the scientific and evolutionary evidence
2. Nutritional aspects

Part 2: Medical Nutrition Therapy
3. Endocrine
4. Cardiovascular disease
5. Neurology
6. Cancer
7. Musculoskeletal and immunological
8. Gastrointestinal

Part 3: Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction for Health and Fitness
9. Exercise and sports performance
10. Fasting

Part 4: Managing the Patient Using Low Carbohydrate Nutrition
11. Psychological, behavioural and ethic aspects

Book details
ISBN: 9780128216170
Page Count: 550
Illustrations : Approx. 160 illustrations (160 in full color)
Retail Price : £115.00
9780323185806; 9780323340755; 9780128029282; 9780124078499; 9780128137925
Nutritionists, dieticians, and medical professionals who provide diet-related counselling, as well as those researching or studying related areas