Has been research that some sz suffer from gluten problems. It does seem a very small number though. So it maybe just a matter of a gluten free diet rather then cut all carbs out. As the one thing we do need in our diet is fibre.
This is me, in every way, which is why I’m on a mostly-grain-free diet. Oats are the only grain I eat, as they aren’t like the others. Corn and wheat are horrible. If I eat either, I’m mentally trashed from a week or more depending how much of it I ate…
I know many sz would benefit from avoiding grains. It has to do with many things, not just gluten-intolerance.
I think eating healthy like cutting carbohydrates can help you feel healthier,but I don’t believe it can do a lot to mental health,I believe it defitnately help with physical health and prevent physical illness,it’s a positive things to do anyway
Every time I eat oats I go totally out of my mind for a while, and the meds are useless against it. It sucks because other than that I love oats. I’m trying to get by with eating wheat because I don’t want to care so much about what I eat. I do enjoy my bread.
Maybe I built a tolerance to certain grains after avoiding them for a while? But yeah, I think the technical term for this is leaky gut. In me, it also caused a pretty bad thyroid imbalance. In any case, it’s never fun.
Try supplementing with B-vitamins and Flax-seed oil, if you aren’t. Most gluten-sensitive/celiac people tend to be low in this department.
I have tried out many different diets - low carb, gluten/no wheat/casein free diet, South Beach diet, Atkins etc …
What I personally discovered for me, it is best to eat a variety of healthy foods and I do include healthy carbs.
A diet or supplements should never replace medications - Eating healthier does make one feel better, but medications are the mainstay treatment for schizophrenia, some therapy cannot hurt either.
Cutting out all carbs is unhealthy - our bodies need healthy carbs to function properly
I am presently on a low carb diet, to help with my diabetes and weight loss. But I dont just eat meat, I do allow myself some healthy carbs like veggies and a tiny amount of fruit. It looks like I lost some weight but I am going to weigh myself in a week or 2 to see how I am officially doing
I had the minimum amount of carbs daily for 5 years on the Atkins. I lost weight but my symptoms did not improve. My cholesterol stabilized though. I am now on a different diet that is also low carb and I notice no changes in my symptoms. I’m glad you used the word “maybe” instead of claiming cutting carbs will help EVERYONE. It’s like going on an egg salad diet and your symptoms go away. It may work for YOU and a couple other people, but not everybody. Because you KNOW as well as I do that since schizophrenia was first formally identified and diagnosed in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s that you are not the first person with schizophrenia to eat a low-carb diet since that time so I think I can safely say that a low-carb diet is not the end-all answer to schizophrenia. If it was it would have been brought to everybody’s attention 40 or 50 years ago.