Years ago I was told or heard that my diet can affect my mental health. Back then I wasn’t too concerned about what I ate. Earlier this a dear friend of mine told me about the Keto lifestyle and how it helped her lose close to 100lbs. She referred me to a YouTube video that suggested that depression and anxiety are caused by inflammation in the brain. The dr then said that a high carb diet causes inflammation all over the body. He said that by reducing carbs it may help reduce inflammation in the brain that causes depression and anxiety. I am a willing participant in any treatment that would help my mental health, so I did a lot of research, still do, about the Ketogenic lifestyle. I began that in May this year and lost 51lbs. Now that wasn’t my reason for going on Keto but I am happy to have that excess weight off. What really matters to me is how much better I feel mentally. I haven’t felt this good in years. I still have moments of depression and anxiety but it is far less than it ever has been and those episodes don’t last long. Food is medicine and can be used to treat depression and anxiety and help someone feel better. I take the lowest dose of an antidepressant, which is a huge switch from taking three or four meds at a time. #lifeisgood #FoodisMedicine #Ketohealthy