[Preview] Improve chronic pain with a keto diet

[Preview] Improve chronic pain with a keto diet

July 26, 2019 1 By William Morgan


When we both started to teach LCHF
to our patients,
usually we had in mind
patients with metabolic conditions,
like pre-diabetes, or obesity,
or diabetes
but what happened was that
many of those patients
were also suffering from chronic pain.
And when they came back for follow-ups,
they were mentioning it as a by-the-way,
they were saying, “Doctor, I feel great,
I have lots of energy
and my pain is reduced, my pain is
so much better, doctor”,
or, “My pain is gone.”
And at first we’re like, “Hey, that’s cool”,
and then after a while
we’re like, “Something is going on here.”
And the interesting thing is that we attend
conferences such as this one
and we read a lot of literature
on the low-carb and ketogenic diets
and there is more and more evidence
on the benefits of the low-carb
and ketogenic diets
but not often did we come across literature
on chronic pain
and if you look at this graph here
you can see that on one side
there is strong evidence
for what we now really works like diabetes
and obesity just to name a few
and on the right side
you can see emerging evidence.
And where do you see
chronic pain in there?
We don’t talk about chronic pain
and this is the reason we’re here today.
We are not pain experts
but we want chronic pain to be discussed
and we want chronic pain to be discussed
in the context of low-carb and ketogenic diets.