Ketogenic Diets for Psychiatric Disorders: A New 2017 Review

If you have a brain, you need to know about ketogenic diets. The fact that these specially-formulated low-carbohydrate diets have the power to stop seizures in their tracks is concrete evidence that food has a tremendous impact on brain chemistry and should inspire curiosity about how they work. I first became interested in ketogenic diets as a potential . . .

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Publisher’s Note on Ketogenic Diets: This section includes articles that promote and discourage ketogenic diets, as the research is somewhat inconsistent. Some studies indicate that such eating habits may benefit those suffering from autism, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy. Certain research also shows that a ketogenic diet facilitates fat loss, increases HDL, and bolsters health otherwise. Still, other studies reveal that this diet can potentially damage your gut, triggering inflammation, intestinal permeability, and other ills. The high fat, low fiber content that characterizes the ketogenic diet seems to largely fuel these undesirable effects. Accordingly, it seems prudent to adopt a “common sense” approach if pursuing weight loss or other health goals via a ketogenic regimen. To maintain a high fiber diet, eat an abundance of low sugar, non-starchy vegetables and fruits (e.g. broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, spinach, berries, kiwi, etc.). Moreover, consume salubrious fats such as cold-pressed olive oil, raw coconut oil, raw butter (occasionally), raw goat cheese, avocado, raw nuts and seeds, and the like, rather than adulterated dairy products, bacon, and other deleterious, fatty foods. Note, however, that a ketogenic diet is a tool to achieve a health goal, not necessarily a permanent solution. Long-term, enjoying diverse fruits and vegetables, organic poultry, grass-fed meats, and raw nuts and seeds will provide a well-rounded nutritional profile that facilitates health and wellness.

*This Publisher’s Note is not medical advice. Please consult with your physician regarding any health concerns. Acting on any information provided on this site is done so at your own risk.

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