"Volek and Phinney argue that this occurs because the low carb / ketogenic diet suppresses ROS, resulting in better preservation of arachidonic acid in the membrane, despite lower levels of precursor.
In short, restricting carbohydrates and insulin reduces oxidative damage, preserves arachidonic acid, and inhibits its and release from cell membranes, with the subsequent inflammatory consequences. Which also means reduced potential for pain."
"If you chose to eat a high carbohydrate, high protein diet and raise your insulin levels, perhaps you should be careful of the omega-3/omega-6 balance. But insulin control is a much more powerful lever for controlling inflammation and pain."