Healthy food results in healthy bodies. With the rise of fast food, processed meats, and genetically-modified vegetables, is it any wonder why researchers keep reporting numerous diseases year after year? Mental health issues, like other physical health issues, are aggravated by bad diets. Doctors reveal that a ketogenic diet may significantly improve the conditions of people who suffer from mental disorders.
In 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urged people to lower the use of antipsychotic medication for elderly patients suffering from symptoms of dementia, because of the drug’s dangerous side effects. These antipsychotic drugs cause dull behaviors, sedation, and an increased risk of falling down. Bradley Williams, a geriatric pharmacist from the University of Southern California, states that the symptoms and effects of depression and anxiety can be controlled and decreased through proper dietary and other lifestyle changes.