The possible ameliorative impact of a ketogenic diet on schizophrenia has been all over the internet.  Here is the write up posted on Yahoo.

This is a study out of James Cook University, in Australia.  The study was published in the journal Schizophrenia Research.

The team believes that the diet may be effective because a ketogenic diet provides an alternative energy source for the brain, which could help neurotransmission and improve the neurobiological processes that underlie schizophrenia.

This can circumvent the classic glucose metabolic pathways that maybe impaired in the disease.

Echos of this concept were laid out in “Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers” by neurologist David Perlmutter, MD.

I’ve written a couple of posts about this book including:

Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD and one where I explore my impressions a bit deeper.

None of this is surprising.  The more we learn about Mental Illness – the more we understand that much of it has physiological underpinnings. 

So – eat Keto – and stay sane – even when the rest of the world believes you are insane for eating Keto.