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A Dietary Treatment For Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a challenging illness with various clinical presentations. In "type one" people struggle with alternating symptoms of full blown mania, and most also have depressive episodes as well. In "type two," depression is the primary state, with the occasional rare bit of hypomania. By mania, I mean increased energy, increased sexuality, racing thoughts, insomnia, feeling grandiose or very irritable, sometimes to the point where you detach from reality and become psychotic. Medication and specific kinds of therapies focused on monitoring symptoms, adjusting lifestyle and regulating sleep-wake cycles have been proven to be helpful in decreasing the number of manic and depressive episodes. Typically, the medications are also anti-seizure medicines, such as valproate, lamotrigine, and carbamazepine. Ketogenic diets, which are low in carbohydrate and protein while high in fat have been used to treat epilepsy for a hundred years. Since anti-seizure medicines are clearly useful for bipolar disorder (notwithstanding many side effects), would a ketogenic diet that can control seizures be useful in bipolar disorder (1)? In the literature for epilepsy, patients were encouraged to Continue reading >>

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  1. Marsh

    Potassium vs Low Carb Diet - A Balancing Act

    I have been wanting to ask a question for a long time.
    I have been trying to slowly get off my medicine, Metoprolol. My regular cardiologist is okay with me doing this, even suggesting it since I try to eat healthy. I have tried in the past unsuccessfully because I have experienced some extra heart beats. This time it seems to be working because I am making sure that I take approximately 800 mg of magnesium, and get at least 4700 mg of potassium from the foods I eat (I have been recording my foods using cronometer.com). At this point, I am only taking 12.5 mg of Metoprolol hoping to make it zero shortly.
    However, I find it difficult in trying to get 4700 mg potassium without supplementation and still maintaining a low carb diet which I am also trying to do. Some people on this forum follow a keto diet which states one should keep their carbs below 40g. But this seems difficult when needing so much potassium for a calm heart.. Those foods high in potassium are also high in carbs such as winter squash, potatoes (which I don't eat), tomato juice, etc. Beet greens seem to be low in carbs and high in potassium. So, I eat a lot of those as well as swiss chard. If I eat too many carbs, my sugar goes higher than I want it to be. Right now my fasting glucose is in the 80's or low 90's.
    I read again Hans Larsen's book, Lone Atrial Fibrillation Towards a Cure and he says we should adhere to a diet containing 30%protein, 30% fat, and 40% carbs. Isn't this too many carbs? I usually average around 15% protein, 67% fat, and 18% carbs. A keto diet would say I am eating too many carbs.
    I guess I am trying to find the right percentage for proteins, fat, and carbs and making sure I get enough fat for my brain. There is a lot of information out there that says we need saturate fat for our brain. But, it may depend on the individual since we are all an experiment of one
    My question - how does one maintain a low carb diet, keep a proper glucose level, and get at least 4700mg of potassium (without taking potassium supplements since Hans says he wouldn't take them) to make sure the heart stays in normal rhythm? Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. GeorgeN

    Re: Potassium vs Low Carb Diet - A Balancing Act

    Marsh,
    I generally run my diet keto. Keeping track of my macros, at least in detail, is not my forte'. I once looked at it at 50g/day are fiber. Most of my carbs are from non-starchy veggies (I don't eat grains, legumes, nightshades or seeded veggies. My protein was 60 g, of which a max is 20g/day from shell fish, white fish or eggs (about a 4 oz serving). Most of my calories are from fat, mostly unfiltered olive oil, avocados and tree nuts (macadamia, pistachio, walnut, pecan, hazelnut). Also I don't track my potassium. I used to supplement with 2 or more g/day of potassium (unlike Hans, I have no issue with potassium supplements). I've found that I don't need to as long as I keep my magnesium intake (from supplements) high. Currently I take about 200 mg/day of potassium as supplements, as citrate. This is mostly for the citrate, as I had kidney stones 15+ years ago and the citrate mitigates that risk.
    As to how many carbs will be ketogenic. This will vary by individual. Exercise levels, metabolism and fasting will impact this quantity. I fast 22 hours/day.
    My last serum K was 4.3 mmol/L. This is right where I want it. So I have no reason to supplement. For me, magnesium is the key.
    I should note that a keto diet can pose risks for afibbers, especially during adaptation. The electrolyte shifts that occur with low insulin can cause afib in those who are at risk. A low carb and especially a keto diet is NOT a low sodium diet.
    George
    Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/02/2016 10:44PM by GeorgeN.
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  3. Jackie

    Re: Potassium vs Low Carb Diet - A Balancing Act

    Hi Marsh - Most practitioners of functional and restorative medicine feel that dietary intake emphasis needs to be on more protein and more healthy fat and much less carb intake, so your ratios tend to meet some of the typical recommendations. Metabolic profile testing can determine areas of deficiency or excess, and as George indicates, genetic testing also dictates diet to help prevent genetic expression of gene mutations.
    About potassium… as George points out… we know that unless the body is optimized in intracellular magnesium, then adding more potassium typically doesn’t work and won’t help prevent arrhythmia.
    When discussing potassium intake, keep in mind that it is the ratio of potassium to sodium that makes the difference between health and imbalance disorders. If sodium intake overpowers potassium, then that prevents potassium from working as it should and among the consequences can be arrhythmia and hypertension and more.
    The RDA lists potassium intake as 4700 mg as a guideline. Many people find the use of the Cardymeter for measuring potassium levels helpful so they aren’t likely to go beyond a safe intake level from all sources. That said, however, Paleo man consumed between 10,000 and 11,000 mg of potassium-- obviously from natural sources.
    If you consider as an example…that the RDA for magnesium is 420 mg for men and 320 mg for women over age 51 years (source: National Institutes of Health Guidelines) … that serves to emphasize the “guideline numbers” point which, in the case of magnesium. is found to be woefully low when considering the actual uses throughout the body. If it were more realistic, then quite likely the increasing incidence and prevalence of Afib would not be as persistent. Many doctors conversant with magnesium’s function in the body make that observation.
    So, when potassium intake is solely from foods and with smaller appetites, it may be necessary to supplement to meet the 4700 mg range, just as it is with magnesium's effective range for afibbers. I know that I’m not alone in finding that I need to supplement with potassium because my appetite has diminished with age and my meal portions are small. I also supplement when I occasionally consume restaurant food as that can have high sodium content. (I use both potassium gluconate powder and potassium citrate) When we talk about potassium intake, the conversation must always consider as well, sodium intake from all sources – many of which are hidden or obscure.
    Note that there are various guidelines or ranges, including RDA, RDI, AIs or Adequate Intakes-- all used as goals for approximate intake. Obviously, there will be individual “need” or requirement variations according to age, gender, size, activity…and as we know, interferences that prevent or compete either in absorption/assimilation or utilization--such as an overabundance of Ca blocks Mg function as does sodium blocking potassium.
    Caveat: It’s obviously wise to understand the cautions for both magnesium and potassium supplementation which indicate that when used, it’s crucial to know for certain that one has healthy kidney function because excess potassium in individuals with chronic renal insufficiency (kidney disease) or diabetes can result in hyperkalemia or sudden death. Magnesium can also cause a problem but typically, before it becomes crucial, excess magnesium is eliminated rapidly via the bowel tolerance issue. However, in those with kidney dysfunction, supplementation with either should be medically supervised.
    Now, all that said…. back to Paleo man’s consumption of potassium.
    Lead author of The Salt Solution, Richard Moore, MD, PhD… says:
    Moore: “ Let me give you a very interesting statistic. In 1985, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled "Paleolithic Nutrition." The authors, who had credentials as anthropologists specializing in the Paleolithic era, determined that, on average, our caveman forebears got around 11,000 mg of potassium daily and about 700 mg of sodium. This, by the way, is about the same ratio that modern-day hunter / gatherers have. It works out to a dietary K Factor of 15.7.
    Today, in the United States, that 11,000 mg has shrunk to 2,500 mg of potassium. Meanwhile, the sodium intake has increased from 700 mg to 4,000 mg. This is a K Factor of 0.6. You would not expect that any animal species, human or otherwise, could live for several million years with a huge potassium intake and rather modest amounts of sodium and then suddenly flip-flop this ratio with impunity. The scientific literature supports our conclusions.
    There is absolutely no doubt that the imbalance thereby produced influences at least ten serious diseases and very probably several others. This is why we think The Salt Solution is an extremely important book, and we hope that people will read it. It will enable them to correct this huge dietary error. A daily ration of 2,500 mg of potassium is far too little. And, of course, as virtually everyone should know, 4,000 mg of sodium is at least ten times as much sodium as people need. [www.drpasswater.com]
    Dr. Moore has a PhD in Ph.D. in biophysics and a 40 year career as a college professor and research scientist. In addition to The Salt Solution, note these other books by Richard D. Moore, MD, PhD.. [www.amazon.com]
    Paleolithic diets had about 16 times more potassium than sodium, whereas modern "civilized" diets have about 1.6 times more sodium than potassium. Interview with Herb Boynton ( co-author The Salt Solution) on Potassium: [www.drpasswater.com]
    In 2011, Conference Room Session #72 on the topic of Potassium/Sodium Ratio in Atrial Fibrillation was published. It is worth restating the first few paragraphs here for relevant understanding and emphasis:
    February 7, 2011 – June 11, 2011
    SUBJECT:
    Potassium/Sodium Ratio in Atrial Fibrillation
    Sodium and potassium Biophysicist Richard D. Moore explains:
    "For purely physical reasons (connected with the law of osmotic e
    quilibrium), inside the cell the sum of sodium and potassium must
    be constant. This means that... sodium and potassium are unalterably
    linked together like two children on a teeter totter. You can’t change one
    without changing the other.
    "Thus, in the perspective of biophysics, it makes no sense to
    talk about either sodium or potassium alone - these two
    substances always affect each other in a reciprocal relation. Hence their
    ratio ... reflects the state of the living cell more completely than either
    sodium or potassium alone... It is not only a simplifying concept, but a much more scientifically
    valid measure of the state of health of the living cell.
    "Reflecting the action in the cell, potassium and sodium always work in a
    reciprocal manner in the whole body... This means that increased consumption
    of potassium will drive sodium out of the body through the kidneys. Thus,
    potassium has been called "nature’s diuretic"... This is an example of the fact
    that elevation of sodium inside our body cells must always be accompanied by
    a decrease in the potassium level." [1, 11]
    From the article Paleolithic Nutrition Revisited: A twelve-year
    retrospective on its nature and implications: [2]
    "The nutritional needs of today's humans arose through a
    multimillion year evolutionary process during nearly all of
    which genetic change reflected the life circumstances of
    our ancestral species. But, since the appearance of
    agriculture 10,000 years ago and especially since the
    Industrial Revolution, genetic adaptation has been unable to
    keep pace with cultural progress. Natural selection has
    produced only minor alterations during the past 10,000 years,
    so we remain nearly identical to our late Paleolithic ancestors and,
    accordingly, their nutritional pattern has continuing relevance.
    The pre-agricultural diet might be considered a possible paradigm
    or standard for contemporary human nutrition."
    Sodium (Na) and potassium (K) are critical nutrients, but today’s typical diet
    might supply 5 times the amount of Na, and only 1/4th the amount of K
    that we evolved with. In our evolutionary past the kidneys became configured to
    optimize the body's cellular Na and K levels by conserving the sodium available
    and by discarding excessive potassium. Our kidneys have essentially not changed
    since then, but the typical diet is now upside down, with disease-causing consequences
    for all cells and systems.
    Continue: [www.afibbers.org]
    Book review of The Salt Solution: [www.afibbers.org]
    Also: [www.amazon.com]
    NIH reference for Mg RDA [ods.od.nih.gov]
    Jackie
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  1. drunkinmidget

    I've been in ketosis for about a week now and have been trying to be careful to keep my electrolyte counts up, especially potassium as I'm not an avocado fan (I know, I know. I shame my family).
    I purchased a Target Brand Up & Up Potassium Gluconate supplement. It states 550 mg Potassium Gluconate on the front and then MFP tracks it as 550 mg of potassium towards my 3,500 goal. However, the back labels says Potassium 99 mg (from 550 Potassium Gluconate).
    So, in reality, am I getting just 99 mg of real potassium while the remainder is a shell which I cannot use? I haven't necessarily felt as bad as one would image during the induction phase. So, I feel like I'm getting the potassium I need, but if these are 99 mg only then I'm definitely sub 2,000 a day without question.
    Any insight would be appreciated. My salt-lite is in the mail, so I can correct any issues of my supplements not being enough soon.

  2. anbeav

    If you're in the US potassium supplements are limited to 99 mg so yup it's only 99 mg of potassium. In general supplements are not useful for potassium needs and if you feel fine there is really no reason to take them. Eat food if you want more potassium - avocado, mushroom, spinach, fish, yogurt - or lite salt or no salt

  3. drunkinmidget

    Well, I havent had a lot of activity so I imagine I'll need more soon enough. I've just done light shoulder physical therapy. Once I' more active again I couldn't imagine my levels being ok.
    So thank you for the tip!

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Releasing European ketogenic DIY powdered food recipe to the public. We’ve always been fans of low-carb, high-fat diets, which is probably clearly visible in the macronutrient ratio of our classic Synectar One recipe. Only 23% of its energy comes from carbs, 27% from protein and 50% from fat, in contrast with “classic” recommended diets which usually have the ratio of 50% carbs, 25% protein and 25% fat. There’s much debate about these numbers in the soylent community – which ratio is supposed to be the best? Which one is “healthier” or more “natural to human beings”? As you wade through the endless streams of internet discussions, trollposts, blogposts, links, journals and videos on this topic, suddenly there comes the moment when you realize that maybe this just boils down to what you like to believe in. Sure, there’s scientific knowledge to help you decide – the trouble is, for every article posted by one camp, there will be an opposing article posted by the other camp the following day. Which isn’t to say that it doesn’t matter what you choose – indeed, everyone should read the arguments do their research thoroughly, but in the end, you just have to d Continue reading >>

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  1. melisa82

    ...thinking my potassium is low. How much and what kind do I take?
    I'm often dizzy, feel "weird" and have major leg cramps at night. Not to mention I have NO energy. Not a great feeling. Should I go to the doctor? I can't afford it right now, so I would rather remedy it myself

  2. adillenal

    We always keep potassium tablets in the cabinet that we get at WalMart. WHen I LC'ed I would get leg cramps if I didn't take several a day. I haven't had to do that while JUDDDing but DH takes them when he is working outside and sweating a lot.

  3. heyjupiter

    EAT A BANANA!
    Why?
    The US government mandates that the maximum pill size for potassium is 99mg. That's a whopping THREE PERCENT of what you need in a day.
    So you'll be forking out lots of money on pills, or you could pay 25¢ for a banana.

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