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?”

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?”

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?”

How is a ketogenic diet complementary to psychotherapy?

The standard of care for mental disorders is medication and therapy. Even in what are considered to be primarily neurological conditions that are generally treated with medication, psychotherapy is always considered an excellent adjunct that improves outcomes for the patient. For example, the American Psychological Association lists cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) as an evidence-based treatment forContinue reading “How is a ketogenic diet complementary to psychotherapy?”

Ketogenic diets treat mental illness – Part 3

Keto for mental health BHB (a ketone type) promotes neurotransmitter balance which has neuroprotective effects. A diet low in carbohydrates resolves hyperglycemia, which is known to produce inflammatory cytokines. Ketogenic diets are amazing for mental health and neurological disorders because of their ability to reduce chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. Neuroprotective effects of the ketogenicContinue reading “Ketogenic diets treat mental illness – Part 3”