So as you probably know by now, I have been trialling a ketogenic diet for a few months, not for weight loss or weight management but upon researching its benefits for the symptoms during menopause.
The traditional treatments apply a one size fits all approach to treatment of menopause, something that I really don’t agree with. Rather than taking into consideration an individual’s lifestyle and making an assessment from that point, the traditional route is to prescribe HRT to all women of a certain age regardless of whether they are overweight, drinkers, smokers or lead a healthy lifestyle.
Now I totally understand that the NHS are overstretched and underfunded so don’t have the time or resources to treat individuals on a case by case basis, but I would advise anyone to do some research yourself before opting for the one size fits all approach to treating symptoms. I have always been averse to popping pills and would rather opt for natural, alternative and homeopathic remedies. I know that this isn’t for anyone but that’s my preference.
One of the main symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause is what’s often referred to as “brain fog” something that I experienced. Upon doing some research I stumbled upon some great articles on keto and menopause and how removing carbs from your diet can eliminate the insulin spikes which can cause hot flushes and the high fats help with improved cognitive function thus eliminating the so called “brain fog.”
In short, I’m all about the fats and feel like I have my life and indeed my emotions back under control since I switched to high fat, low carb keto diet, so for now keto all the way…