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We are discovering exciting things about how therapeutic nutritional ketosis could benefit those living with serious mental illnesses. It's time for a short thread about two main ways this could be happening. 🧵 (1/13)
First is the direct effect of ketones. Scientific studies have shown that people with serious mental illnesses often have trouble using glucose efficiently for fuel. Ketones supply fuel that doesn't depend on insulin or the cell's ability to metabolize glucose. (2/13)
By providing the brain with this alternative fuel source, ketones can help enhance energy production and improve cognitive function in people with serious mental illnesses. (3/13) #lifechanging
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Let's explore the outcomes of a study that explored the neurobiological evidence in support of improvement in depression with a ketogenic diet and find out what underlying biological mechanisms they uncovered through in vitro and in vivo studies.🧵(1/29) #depression #ketogenic
Basically, they did a literature review from August 2021 to January 2022. Here's what they found. (2/29) #research
People with #depression may have changes in #glucose #metabolism in the brain. The #ketogenic diet boosts cellular #energy metabolism by raising #ketone bodies and replacing glucose as the main fuel source. (3/29)
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Talking to your doctor about implementing a #ketogenicdiet to treat your mental illness or neurological disorder? Are they under the impression #ketosis is a medical emergency?
You're going to have to educate them! #neurotwitter #mentalillness #brainhealthmatters
The confusion arises as #Physicians are taught about #Ketoacidosis, a severe condition in people with Type 1 Diabetes or alcoholism. The determining factors for Ketoacidosis are either a lack of insulin with high blood sugar & ketone levels above 5mmol/L or severe malnutrition.
But being in Nutritional #Ketosis is normal & healthy, and should not be equated with Ketoacidosis. It's important to educate ourselves & our #physicians about the difference between these two concepts.
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Twitter Thread Alert! 🧵It's time for a mini-review of the literature on the use of #ketogenic diets and #Autism. Now some of you identify as neurodivergent and are not interested in modifying these differences. #neurotwitter 1/29
You may also not want to participate in a discussion that sees these differences as pathology. If that is the case, this is not the thread for you. I am not interested in hosting that philosophical discussion in this thread. 2/29 #boundaries
This thread is for people who are experiencing distress around what they experience as symptoms, and they deserve to know all the ways they can feel better. And I am going to tell them. So with that caveat, let's begin.👇3/29
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Thread alert! Advice from @bschermd at @Metabolic_Mind about the #ketogenic diet as a treatment for #mentalillness 🧵⬇️ #depression #ADHD #Bipolar #Schizophrenia #OCD #Anxiety #PTSD (1/8)
@bschermd @Metabolic_Mind "Remember our caution. Therapeutic
nutritional #ketosis or simply starting
a ketogenic diet is a powerful #health
and medical intervention that can change
your body's #metabolism and could
dramatically alter (2/8)
@bschermd @Metabolic_Mind #brain function, medications, #sleep patterns, #energy levels, and other physiologic functions. You should not start a keto diet on your own. (3/8)
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Intermittent fasting (IF) diets are worse for your blood sugar and blood pressure, new meta-analysis finds. Image
In yesterday's post I discussed a large-scale study showing that IF diets are no better for fat loss than other diets, given the same macronutrient intakes. Many people are aware of this now, but many people still practice IF diets for their proposed health benefits.
A new meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials finds that intermittent energy restriction diets are actually not healthier than diets with constant energy restriction.
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Stunning new finding: #linoleic acid inhibits #SARSCoV2 viral replication!

Thanks to @DorissLoh (your essential Melatonin Connection) for this great find. Follow her.

Linoleic acid is a fatty acid distributed widely in foods, especially nuts, seeds and vegetable oils.

Pubmed link:

The authors write that "Our results [set] the stage for [free fatty acid]-based antiviral strategies to overcome COVID-19."
Totally Cool!

Now: I will set the stage in more detail, which you might find helpful.

Remember that your doctor, and the public health "authorities", and the #zerocovid-ians, will NEVER provide this detail or any other relevant practical help to individuals like you and me.
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Interestingly, I don't think they are entirely the same entity, so here is a mini-tweetorial on my thoughts about #COVID and #ketosis:

⭐️COVID has been associated with significant ketosis in non-pregnant pts
⭐️Not all COVID+ 🤰have the ⬇️oral intake seen in SK

⭐️Glucose is often normal / a bit high (rather than low/normal seen in SK)
⭐️Does not respond to glucose supplementation alone, often insulin needed, often higher doses than you would normally expect (fixed rate may be required)

But why worry?

😱The associated acidosis / tachypnea may be mistaken for worsening COVID➡️potential increase in treatment and/or delivery
😟The compensation for acidosis may be lost if sedated/intubated ➡️ worsening in biochemistry when pt already sick

So the lesson here?

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After months of restricting carbohydrates by following a ketogenic diet I began developing orthorexia, thinking carbs = make me sick or overweight.

Luckily I escaped the food-phobia and learned how/why I can consume carbs to my advantage.

Every RT = 1 fact about carbohydrates👇🏽
First one is on the house.

All dietary carbohydrates are considered nonessential macronutrients.

Every other major class of nutrients contains multiple essential compounds.
Carbohydrates can be divided in three general groups:

1. Monosaccharides - the simplest form of carbohydrate

2. Oligosaccharides - saccharide composed of a small number of monosaccharides

3. Polysaccharides - >10 linked monosaccharides that form a polymer
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358/ #Alzheimers
Question on my cognitive quiz yesterday
How many animals can you name in one minute?
Test your ability. Have someone time you.
Prep for your cognitive exam.😉
@LukeEdwards504 @Gearoidmuar @reelbryanwilson
My answer below…
359/ #Alzheimers
I am 9 months into writing my 3rd book on my AZ
I am providing a link that will take you to the draft.
The Pursuit of Happiness w AZ…
@LukeEdwards504 @Gearoidmuar @julie_eye @bmaccullough @reelbryanwilson @FatEmperor @ZKForTre @johnzahorik Image
360/ #Alzheimers
I updated my draft today for the complete 9 months of my third year with AZ.
The free draft can be read at:…
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Does Custom Keto Diet Plan work For Weight Loss?
Many people who take part in a weight loss program are in search of the most effective and legitimate reviews for a ketogenic diet. #keto #customketodiet #ketosis #ketogenicdiet #ketogenic
Some of the most effective fat loss plans offer a personalized keto diet plan. In this plan you choose the number of carbohydrates you eat every day, the number of calories you consume each day, and the number of proteins and fats you consume each day.
These reviews provide information on how well this diet plan works and its side effects and benefits. You have to consider the pros and cons of the diet before you begin. See Here:… There are various advantages and disadvantages of the diet,
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With increasing media coverage, many people are moving from ketocautious to ketocurious. My advice on #keto is education! (links follow) & try it for 3 months with diligence & medical supervision if on diabetes & BP meds. @anahadoconnor @DrSarahHallberg…
@anahadoconnor @DrSarahHallberg slides from recent @TheAACE talk provide overview of nutritional #ketosis for reversal of diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome ...…
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NEW THREAD on #LCHF-raud & #KetoDiet.
The following article I wrote has references to over 1200 studies on nutrition, including Randomized Control Trials. 👉…
5 Reasons I Don't Recommend a Keto Diet by Dr. Michelle McMacken @Veg_MD 👉…
Gary Taubes, author of several books and articles on low carb high fat #LCHF-raud diet (fad), FINALLY concedes that saturated fats are the enemy in this BMJ article: 👉…
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ماهو #النظام_الكيتوني او #الكيتو و ما فوائده؟ سؤال شائع احاول إجابته في التغريدات التالية. تابع.

#التكميم #نباتي #ڤيجن #كيتوني #أتكنز #التخسيس #كيتوسيس #كيتو_دايت #السمنة #كيتو
#ketodiet #ketosis #keto
كل خلية من خلايا أجسامنا تحتوي على مولدات طاقة تسمى مايتوكوندريا (الصورة). تستخدم الخلية هذه الطاقة للقيام بوظائفها. هذه المولدات مرنة من حيث نوعية الوقود التي تستخدمه لتوليد الطاقة. فهي تستخدم الجلوكوز (الناتج عن اكل #الكارب) ان وجد. في حالة انعدام الجلوكوز تستخدم الدهون.
كثيرا ما تتحول الخلايا لإستهلاك #الدهون مؤقتا، مثلاً في حالة #الصيام_المتقطع لفترات أطول من 12 ساعة. ولكن تحول كل خلايا الجسم لإستهلاك الدهون بصورة متواصلة يسمى #كيتوسيس (#ketosis). ينتج هذا الوضع عن تخفيض متواصل لإستهلاك #الكارب إلى ما دون 50 غم يومياً لأيام او أسابيع.
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