PCOS and Brain Fog

Cognitive symptoms in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) are a neurological issue. Problems with memory, concentration, and learning that are seen in women with PCOS are neurological issues. And that is why going on birth control pills will not fix it. I try to stay on topic on this blog. I really want Google to getContinue reading “PCOS and Brain Fog”

Heavy Metals and Mental Health

Why do heavy metals affect mental health, even on a ketogenic diet? Some people begin the ketogenic diet with a high burden of heavy metal accumulations. When this happens, even the increases in glutathione seen with a well-formulated ketogenic diet can be insufficient to completely resolve symptoms. Options include a focus on eating more nutrientsContinue reading “Heavy Metals and Mental Health”

how to increase glutathione on a ketogenic diet – supplements

How do I increase glutathione on a ketogenic diet? The amino acids glycine, cysteine, and glutamine are used in glutathione production. Eating foods that are good sources of complete amino acids or taking a balanced amino acid supplement will help you make more glutathione. Other important nutrients like B-vitamins, magnesium, selenium, zinc, iron, and alpha-lipoicContinue reading “how to increase glutathione on a ketogenic diet – supplements”

Glutathione and the ketogenic diet

How does the ketogenic diet’s upregulation of glutathione play a part in healing your brain from mental illness and neurological disorders? Glutathione is the brain’s main antioxidant system. The ketogenic diet’s ability to upregulate glutathione production is particularly helpful for people with mental illness or neurological disorders. Ketogenic diets increase the production of glutathione inContinue reading “Glutathione and the ketogenic diet”

Nutrition and supplements for antidepressant withdrawals

Can I make my antidepressant withdrawal symptoms better with nutrition and supplements? Planning your titration from antidepressants is important. There are core nutritional supports that include b-complex, amino acids, DHA and EPA, and other micronutrients that should be initiated 1 to 3 months prior to attempting titration. Experienced clinicians recommend titration occur slowly, between 4Continue reading “Nutrition and supplements for antidepressant withdrawals”