Mild Cognitive Impairment and MCT Oil

Introduction If you are reading this blog post, it may be because you already suspect or have a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Some cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) will stop in progression and not move towards impaired functioning at a level to meet the criteria for Dementia. What is Mild Cognitive ImpairmentContinue reading “Mild Cognitive Impairment and MCT Oil”

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”

Ketogenic Diet for Bipolar Disorder

Can the ketogenic diet treat bipolar disorder? Mounting evidence supports the use of ketogenic diets for bipolar disorder because of the ketogenic diet’s ability to modify underlying pathological mechanisms such as brain hypometabolism, neurotransmitter imbalances, brain inflammation, and oxidative stress. There are numerous anecdotal reports, published case studies in peer-reviewed journals, articles reviewing the literatureContinue reading “Ketogenic Diet for Bipolar Disorder”

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)”

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?”