You may think the ketogenic diet, or keto diet, is simply the latest trend in weight loss. But did you know that this diet has been used since the s in treatment-resistant epilepsy? Its effects on bipolar disorder and autism spectrum disorder, however, have been mixed. One of my patients who had a severe case of premenstrual dysphoric disorder PMDD noticed her moods were significantly better on the diet. Her brain showed severe overactivity right before her period, which lessened considerably on the diet. The keto diet can be challenging to maintain, but when it works it can be powerfully effective. The main idea is for you to get more calories from protein and fat and significantly fewer calories from carbohydrates. Basically, you cut back on carbs that are easy to digest, such as sugar, soda, pastries, and white bread—something you should do anyway.
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Disclaimer: First things first. Please note that I am in no way endorsing nutritional ketosis as a supplement to, or a replacement for medication. Drinking coffee with butter? Eating a block of cream cheese? Little to no fruit? Yet versions of the ketogenic diet have been used to successfully treat drug-resistant epilepsy in children since the s — potentially even back in the biblical ages.