Small study finds ketogenic diet benefits mental illness

The study is tiny. But, if true, I think it adds to the other evidence that human beings might be naturally allergic to carbohydrates. So many ailments seem to improve when on a low carb or ketogenic diet that it is getting harder to ignore the evidence.

Symptoms of depression and psychosis improved in all 28 patients who followed the diet for longer than two weeks, with improvements becoming noticeable within three weeks or less. 43% of patients achieved clinical remission, and 64% were discharged from the hospital on less psychiatric medication.

New Study: Serious Mental Illness Improves on Ketogenic Diet – Psychology Today.


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