Can a ketogenic diet mediate the genetic influence of bipolar disorder?

Is there a genetic component to bipolar disorder? There is definitely a genetic component to bipolar disorder. Hereditability is estimated to be between 60–85%. Some of the genes have been identified as important targets for pharmacological intervention. Ketones are active mediators in some of these gene pathways, either in expression or in expression further downstream.Continue reading “Can a ketogenic diet mediate the genetic influence of bipolar disorder?”

Is curcumin an option for treating my depression without medication?

Can I treat my depression using curcumin instead of medication? You absolutely can use curcumin for depression. There have been several randomized-controlled trials showing effectiveness specifically for depression. Curcumin targets neuroinflammation which has a strong role in causing depressive symptoms. There are bioavailable forms of curcumin that people with depression can take for improved results.Continue reading “Is curcumin an option for treating my depression without medication?”

Are OPCs an option for treating depression without medication?

Are oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) a natural option for treating depression without medication? In psychiatric issues such as depression, the symptoms treated by the effects of oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) include inflammation, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration. They improve blood flow and nutrient availability to cells and increase the health of the blood-brain barrier. This allows less prohibitiveContinue reading “Are OPCs an option for treating depression without medication?”

Ketogenic Diets for ADHD

Can Keto Help ADHD? Ketogenic diets can help ADHD by treating several areas of underlying pathology identified as causing symptoms. These areas include glucose hypometabolism, neurotransmitter imbalances, low brain-derived neurotrophic factor, inflammation, and oxidative stress. A well-formulated ketogenic diet can also improve the nutrient status and treat cofactor insufficiencies seen in ADHD populations. Introduction AttentionContinue reading “Ketogenic Diets for ADHD”

Why are you irritable on keto

Why does keto make me irritable? It can take 3 to 6 weeks to adapt to a ketogenic diet. During that time irritability may occur from insufficient electrolyte supplementation (especially sodium), potentiation effects of existing medications causing side effects, or psychological factors related to making big lifestyle changes. You are not irritable because you areContinue reading “Why are you irritable on keto”