The Ketogenic Diet for Type II Bipolar Disorder

Successful mood stabilizing treatments reduce intracellular sodium in an activity-dependent manner. This can also be achieved with acidification of the blood, as is the case with the ketogenic diet. Two women with type II bipolar disorder were able to maintain ketosis for prolonged periods of time (2 and 3 years, respectively). Both experienced mood stabilization […]

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The Role for Ketogenic Diets in Epilepsy

Highlights • Ketogenic diets offer adjunctive therapy for chronic epilepsy and refractory status epilepticus. • Studies support feasibility and efficacy of the classic ketogenic diet and its variants in adults. • Potential complications and side effects of diet therapy are often preventable and manageable. • Strategies are needed to improve diet adherence. Abstract Ketogenic diet (KD) therapies are high fat, low carbohydrate […]

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Evidence for Altered Insulin Receptor Signaling in Alzheimer’s Disease

Highlights • Metabolic disease increases the risk of developing cognitive decline and dementia. • AD is associated with peripheral metabolic alterations. • Insulin/insulin sensitivity is altered in the AD brain. • Insulin and Insulin sensitizers can improve cognitive function in AD. Abstract Epidemiological data have shown that metabolic disease can increase the propensity for developing […]

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Dr. Stephen Phinney on Nutritional Ketosis and Ketogenic Diets (Part 1)

Stephen Phinney, MD, Ph.D, explains the science of nutritional ketosis, a natural metabolic state in which your body is fueled mainly by fats and ketones, instead of carbohydrates (glucose). Nutritional ketosis occurs when you follow a ketogenic diet.

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Could a Ketogenic Diet Alleviate Gout?

More than 8 million individuals in the United States have gout, a disease that can cause intense recurrent episodes of debilitating pain, inflammation, and fever. The cause of gout is the accumulation of urate crystals in joints, which continuously reactivate the immune system, leading to activation of the most common type of immune cell in […]

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CarbLoaded: A Culture Dying to Eat

The film traces the origins of our beliefs about healthful and unhealthful food. Experts from all over the world talk about the problems as well as short and long term solutions. Among the many experts in the film are authors like Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, and Melanie Warner. Medical doctors such as David Perlmutter M.D., […]

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