Monday, October 15, 2018

Keto, ADHD, Autism, Brain, Nerve

Keto, ADHD and Autism.

Ketogenic diets, which have been around for more than 100 years, seem to be a hopeful (non-medication) option for helping in neurological conditions such as ADHD, OCD, and Autism, along with other brain, nerve, or behavior conditions such as ALS, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, BiPolar Disorder, Dementia, Depression, Epilepsy and seizure disorders, Guillian-Barre Syndrome (which can lead to Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia), headaches, M.S., Parkinson's, Schizophrenia, Tourette's, vertigo, and more (as well as metabolic disorders). 

I have researched hundreds of articles on this subject over the years and have compiled a list of a few dozen of them, below, including some quick testimonies:

SOURCES: (I have read each of the articles that I researched below):

*Includes amazing personal/family testimonies. { is one of the best resource sites on the internet.}

Keto for ADHD:

Does Sugar Cause ADHD:

ADHD and Diet connection:

Stabilize your Mood with Food:

Is Keto Safe for Kids?:

Keto and Kids:

Alternative Therapies for ADHD:

Diet and ADHD:

Keto and Adhd:

Can Ketogenic Diet treat ADHD and other...:

Keto and Kids (podcast with reference to ADHD):

Oxalates and Autism:

Low Oxalate foods for pain relief, thyroid, fibromyalgia, arthritis, joint pain, autism:


Aspberger's Syndrome:

Psychiatric disorders (reviews scientific studies, including ADHD):

Avoiding Alzheimers (aka Type 3 Diabetes):

Pain, kidneys, joint aches, skin, eyes, teeth, nerves, muscles, heart, and more:

Pain, thyroid, autism, itching skin, signs of oxalates:

Movie: The Magic Pill (netflix) preview:

From nutritionist Maria Emmerich: "We get many questions about kids and ketogenic diets. We have fed our kids keto from the time they came to us (at age 1 and 2) and have helped many clients put their kids on a ketogenic diet and see big improvements in focus, moods, ADHD and other symptoms. In this post we want to talk about kids going keto, the changes to make versus an adult eating keto and address some common myths." Read more here:

PRIVATE *ADD/ADHD* TESTIMONIES (therefore kept anonymous) from my fb groups:

10 year old daughter taken off all ADHD meds "by the Doctor who didn't believe keto worked to help ADHD". Child had only been on keto 2 months, but had been on ADHD meds since first grade. (Posted by J, a thrilled parent in FB group called Keto by Maria and Craig Emmerich).

Non-medicated 10 year old with ADHD, struggling in school. Parents started child on keto diet before school started and already child is doing "so much better, huge improvement!" (Posted by E, a happy parent in FB group called Keto by Maria and Craig Emmerich)

Anxiety, depression and ADHD "way down" in just the first week of keto. (Posted by C, in a low carb group).

A woman's ADD and anxiety "feels calm and settled, a new feeling for me". (Posted by K in low carb group).

Private Fb group Low Carb/Keto Kids:

My (Tricia's) closed small group for free keto or low-carb, real food, support: 

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