Improve chronic pain with a keto diet

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Could a keto diet improve chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia? As practicing physicians, Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy and Dr. Hala Lahlou have noticed that their patients with chronic pain often improve on a keto diet.

In this talk they discuss their experiences, the scientific support for using dietary changes to treat chronic pain and the possible mechanisms at work.

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Improve chronic pain with a keto diet – Dr. Èvelyne Bourdua-Roy and Dr. Hala Lahlou

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8 comments

  1. Donna-michelle
    I been suffering from trigeminal neuralgia for the past twelve year, in January last year I started a keto diet to help with weight loss, but what was better than weight loss was being able to control my pain it’s fantastic no more tegretol for me
  2. Sara
    My arthritis and fibromyalgia particularly seem to be better as do my alcohol cravings. Feel free to contact to me.
    Reply: #4
  3. Jocelyne Slattery
    I have fibromyalgia and have been doing Ketogenic/ LCHF/IF for almost a month now. I have noticed a significant change in my chronic pain!
  4. Nadia
    My arthritis and fibromyalgia particularly seem to be better as do my alcohol cravings.

    I suffer from fibromyalgia myself and I was wondering how much of a reduction in pain does this diet help with this condition as nothing seems to help at the moment.

    Thanks for your reply.

  5. Anneleen
    Could this be a solution for severe IBS?
    Reply: #6
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Anneleen!

    A lot of people in getting better in their IBS with LCHF.

    Could this be a solution for severe IBS?

  7. David Turknett
    I started the Atkins 20 diet 2 months ago today at my doctors request. A month in I made a slight change to the Keto diet. I am pre-diabetic and diagnosed with Hashimotos disease. I have spinal stenosis and sciatica on both sides due to four different disc tears. I weighed 299.9 lbs. Exactly two months later and I haven’t felt this good since my twenties (54 yo male).
    My chronic pain has been drastically reduced, my stomach and bowel issues have disappeared, I went from barely being able to walk to working out at the gym about an hour and a half a day 6 days a week. I have lost over 30 pounds! I no longer have sugar or carb cravings. I just had blood work done and will find out next week how things went with that.
    Feeling optimistic!
  8. Stephanie
    Can you please explain the difference between the body being in ketosis and being acidic, I understand that an acidic body is prone to disease as opposed to an alkaline state.

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