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The Ketogenic Diet And Mental Health

Inflammation is one of the most powerful factors which determines health and illness. Levels of inflammation in the body are very strongly influenced by dietary choices. In my holistic practice of psychiatry, one of the most important conversations which I have repeatedly with my patients, is the fundamental importance of following a non-inflammatory diet. This conversation must be had repeatedly, because diet is one of the very hardest things for most people to change. For optimum health, I believe that a Ketogenic Diet, one that is high in fat, adequate in protein and low in carbohydrate, exerts the most anti-inflammatory effect. This combination changes the way energy is used in the body; instead of deriving energy from carbohydrates which convert to glucose, energy is sourced from fats which convert in the liver into fatty acids and ketone bodies. An elevated level of ketone bodies in the blood, a state known as ketosis, is correlated with myriad health benefits. In contrast, elevated levels of glucose leads to inflammation, insulin resistance and accelerates aging. Research on the impact of a ketogenic diet for Cancer, Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, Continue reading >>

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  1. grousexpectations

    Hey all, I've been eating keto for about 10 days now. Loving the energy and I've lost 5 kilos/10 pounds, but holy cow do I have trouble sleeping (it is 1:00am here!) I can't fall asleep until at least two hours after I go to bed and then in the morning I will wake up no earlier than 10 unless I set my alarm.
    I read about keto flu and feeling fatigued, which did happen in the start, but now I'm having the opposite problem! I met a naturopath today and told her about this and she is quite concerned. Is this something to be concerned about? Any help is appreciated :)

  2. anbeav

    Try magnesium at night

  3. grousexpectations

    I take Blackmore's MagMin during the day for muscle spasms, how many do you suggest and how close to bedtime?

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