Keto and Serotonin Regulation

I got into Paleo years ago and eventually followed nearly everyone in that community over to Keto. Keto never seemed to work very well for me. I didn’t know what else to do and kept at it for a long time, even though some issues it caused were difficult to deal with.

My sleep was a wreck when I was in ketosis and I often would clench my jaw and grind my teeth during my sleep. I would search google for others with those symptoms and nobody would mention it so I thought I just wasn’t getting enough electrolytes or something.

More electrolytes and more magnesium seemed to help a bit, but I felt it was just masking a problem. I still had trouble sleeping and would still clench my jaw or grind my teeth occasionally if I took too many or too few of certain electrolytes.

I did a lot of research and found Ray Peat’s Information online. I am starting to believe the sleep problems were caused by the brain not being able to regulate serotonin, as well as higher cortisol. Keto, Low Carb, and Carnivore can cause you to be unable to regulate your serotonin and induce more cortisol and a stress metabolism state. I believe this higher stress is why weight loss can occur on keto, however it is probably not a good state to be in for very long.

Serotonin isn’t just a happy chemical as the pharmaceutical companies would like you to believe. Serotonin syndrome is a recognized issue that causes a number of symptoms, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Muscle Rigidity
  • Diarrhea
  • Bowel Sounds
  • Shivering
  • Dry mucous membranes

I believe many people who have tried low-carb, keto, and carnivore diets have experienced many of these symptoms. They are unwittingly causing themselves serotonin dysregulation.

The solution is simple, though in the keto community it is sacrilege. Even though you are scared out of your mind to eat more sugar and carbs in your diet by all these keto gurus, you can just try it for a month or two like you did when you started keto and see how it works for you. Simply bring carbs like fruit and sugar, maybe some starches, back into the diet, while still avoiding harmful substances like vegetable oil as much as possible.

You may lose weight more slowly and will not quickly get six pack abs, but you will not be dieting at the expense of other parts of your life and wellbeing. Being less stressed and more resilient is a very valuable quality in these times.

You are one click away from everything.

Twitter may have forgotten that you are one click away from everything else. Keeping your users happy should be something you pay attention to. If you stop doing that for whatever reason, they can easily leave, in large numbers and at speed. Twitter may be experiencing what that is like right now.

Many many users have joined gettr in the past day due to Robert Malone on Joe Rogan talking about his gettr account as a way to keep in touch with him after being de-platformed from twitter. Control and censorship is how platforms on the internet can start to lose users and become less relevant.

One reason users left Myspace was because of censorship of political issues and links to youtube videos. One of the reasons people left Friendster to go to MySpace was because Friendster had severe content moderation policies. Back even further in the usenet days the famous quote by John Gilmore that “The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.” was referring to how usenet was resistant to censorship. Which was true until usenet got too big for service providers to carry and everyone started using the web.

This could be the beginning of the end of twitter. Find me on gettr.

Edit: I actually hate gettr too, so maybe elon will save twitter?

Eat at least 2 tablespoons of butter per day!

If you want to get to be healthy make sure you eat two at least tablespoons of butter or ghee per day!

Before vegetable oils people ate 18 pounds of butter a year! That is 8100 grams, or 22 grams per day. A tablespoon of butter is 14 grams, so almost two tablespoons per day. That was just butter! Not counting all the other fat intake in animal meat, cheese, milk, and eggs.

Before the use of vegetable oils and the increasing amount of heart disease, cancer and obesity, this was the source of fat in this country and the world.

Mix it in your coffee, put it on your steak, even put it on bread if you have to, this is the way to fight all of the leading causes of death and disease in the world.

The actual epidemic

The actual epidemic only gets lip service once in awhile. This graph of hospitalizations only goes to 2009, but the trajectory of the graph is going straight up! What must this look like 10 years later! 42% of americans in 2018 are obese!