Do I need help doing keto if I have a mental illness?

Changes in diet can be hard and challenging even for people who do not identify as having a mental illness. There are a lot of reasons you may benefit from professional help transitioning to a ketogenic diet and many different kinds of professionals that can help you. Some of these include ketogenic nutritionists, ketogenic dieticians,Continue reading “Do I need help doing keto if I have a mental illness?”

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”

Ketogenic Diet Treats Alcoholism

Can the ketogenic diet be used as an effective treatment for alcoholism? A 3-week RCT done by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism found that a ketogenic diet could reduce the need for detox medications, reduce alcohol withdrawal symptoms, and reduce alcohol cravings. The researchers also found that brain scans of participants usingContinue reading “Ketogenic Diet Treats Alcoholism”

Can keto treat my depression without medication?

How can a ketogenic diet help treat Depression? Ketogenic diets modify at least four of the underlying pathologies seen in people with depression. These include glucose hypometabolism, neurotransmitter imbalances, inflammation, and oxidative stress. A ketogenic diet is a powerful dietary therapy shown to directly impact these four underlying mechanisms (and others) involved with depression symptoms. PleaseContinue reading “Can keto treat my depression without medication?”

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

How can a ketogenic diet help treat the symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? Ketogenic diets are able to modify at least four of the pathologies we see in people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These pathologies include glucose hypometabolism, neurotransmitter imbalances, inflammation, and oxidative stress. A ketogenic diet is a powerful dietary therapy that has beenContinue reading “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”

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)”

How do ketogenic diets help anxiety disorders?

How could a ketogenic diet help my anxiety? Or improve my symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? Ketogenic diets help anxiety disorders by mediating the underlying pathologies of mental illness that are primarily metabolic in nature. These include glucoseContinue reading “How do ketogenic diets help anxiety disorders?”