Keto on a budget for mental health

I don’t usually write posts on the how of doing ketogenic diets. But for this topic, I will make an exception. It is one of the main fears I hear from clients considering switching to a ketogenic diet for the treatment of their mental illness, and it deserves adequate discussion. Introduction Many individuals are nervousContinue reading “Keto on a budget for mental health”

Ketogenic Diets for ADHD

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 inContinue 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”

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

How could a ketogenic diet help treat the symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)? Ketogenic diets are able to modify at least four of the pathologies we see in people suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder. These include glucose hypometabolism, neurotransmitter imbalances, inflammation, and oxidative stress. A ketogenic diet is a powerful dietary therapy that hasContinue reading “Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)”