Thread title is from the blog, not mine. I'm simply posting this for discussion and (at this time) neither support nor deny the material presented.
I just don't recall seeing a discussion on this particular topic and thought it interesting.
Interest in low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets continues to rise as people discover their potential to help with stubborn physical health problems such as obesity and type two diabetes—but could this same strategy help with mental health problems as well?
Low-carbohydrate diets have tremendous potential in the prevention and management of psychiatric disorders. The field of nutritional psychiatry is admittedly in its infancy, and rigorous clinical trials exploring the effect of dietary changes on mental health are few and far between, but a tremendous amount of science already exists detailing how high-sugar diets jeopardize brain health and how low-carbohydrate diets support brain health.
The author presents 8 bullet points with supporting links. There's too much to C&P into this post, so I'll just list the bullet points.
1. Improve blood glucose control.
2. Lower blood insulin levels.
3. Reduce inflammation.
4. Boost antioxidant defenses.
5. Energize mitochondria.
6. Stabilize stress hormones and appetite.
7. Rebalance neurotransmitters.
8. Raise BDNF levels.