Traumatic Brain Injury is a neurological disorder characterized by brain damage that results in disruption in neural functioning. It is often caused by blunt force trauma, typically due to a car accident or sports injury.
“Eating disorders” is a broad classification that includes anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, purging disorder, avoidant food disorder, pica, orthorexia nervosa, rumination syndrome, muscle dysmorphia, body dysmorphia, feeding disorder, night eating syndrome and general eating disorders.
Domesticated animals are often fed packaged kibble that wildly contrasts their ancestral diet. In nature, most animals consume fat and protein-rich, meat-based meals. In fact, cats are considered obligate carnivores. Nutritional science supports the concept of a ketogenic diet for pets and avoidance carbohydrates; however, most pet foods on the market are saturated with starches and grains.
Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by communication and behavioral challenges. There are three distinguishing features of autism: repetitive behaviors/patterns, impaired communication (verbal and/or non-verbal), and difficulty understanding/reciprocating social interaction and behaviors. Although the exact etiology of autism is unknown, research has revealed potentially causative biochemical changes. Autism has been linked to mitochondrial and neurometabolic dysfunctions, as well as epilepsy-related diseases.
When starting a health journey, many focus on their diet and exercise. While physical health is extremely important, many forget about a key factor in overall wellness—mental health. This month for Keto Cause we will be focusing on how the ketogenic diet can help a broad spectrum of mental health issues including but not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and sleep disorders.
The ketogenic diet has been shown to improve everything from PCOS to infertility, amenorrhea and menstrual irregularities, endometriosis and hormonal imbalances. So, this month for keto cause, we are focusing on proving science-backed information on how the ketogenic diet can improve a wide variety of women’s health issues.
Perhaps the most promising field of research being conducted on the ketogenic diet is within the field of neurodegenerative disease. Research suggests these diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Parksinsons, lead to decreased glucose uptake within the brain– leading to Alzheimer’s being nicknamed type 3 diabetes. The use of a ketogenic diet may supply the brain with an alternative fuel source to improve cognitive functioning and lessen the symptoms of these diseases.
While the concept of a ketogenic diet dates back centuries, it was officially founded in a clinical setting during the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy. Since then, researchers and physicians alike have worked to improve and enhance the utilization of this diet in the treatment of seizures, as well as numerous other developmental disabilities.