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Thread #169358   Message #4095753
Posted By: Jack Campin
02-Mar-21 - 08:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
Subject: RE: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
This thread started out focused on psychiatric results, not weight loss. Keto seems to work for one psychiatric problem - seizures - and not definitely for anything else.

But other kinds of diet DO work, for specific (and not very common) conditions - and they are both easy to confuse with keto and quite a bit easier to manage, with fewer risks. A keto diet will probably eliminate gluten and greatly reduce fructose intake - both of those have well known psychiatric effects for SOME people. But it's way easier to manage a gluten-free (or gluten- and casein-free) diet than it is a keto one, and the harmful effects are zero (most of humanity has stuck to a gf/cf diet for most of human history and we're still here). Allowing a much wider range of foods makes it way easier to avoid nutrient deficiencies and lead a normal life.

There are a lot of other dietary results you will incidentally get from a keto diet that don't actually need such a drastic regimen. So it's worth trying to figure out what the real problem is. Ketosis might not be involved at all.