How to stay consistent on keto and get out of your own way

Can psychotherapy help me stay on keto to improve my mental health? Sometimes I am asked why someone might need a therapist to help them transition to a ketogenic diet and to stay consistent. I teach them how to do a ketogenic diet specifically to help treat mental health and neurological issues. Often it isContinue reading “How to stay consistent on keto and get out of your own way”

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?”