Welcome to the resource page, where you will find places to learn more about ketogenic diets for mental health.
Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health Clinician Directory
The practitioners listed in this directory offer clinical services that support the use of ketogenic metabolic therapies for the management of mental health and neurological conditions. You can find it here.
Be sure to check out the Metabolic Mind YouTube Channel!
Check out this informative video from the Metabolic Mind YouTube channel, featuring an experienced psychiatrist discussing the role of the ketogenic diet in tapering medications for conditions such as bipolar disorder, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety.
This is a must watch resource for providers and patients.
DiagnosisDiet with Nutritional Psychiatrist Georgia Ede, MD
Fantastic science-based blog. Amazing podcasts and videos. She is a well-known speaker and medical educator on the topic of nutrition and mental health.
Note this particularly excellent blog she wrote on the ketogenic diet and psychiatric medications.
Chris Palmer, MD
Harvard Medical School physician, researcher, consultant, and educator who is passionate about improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness. Videos, podcasts, blog posts, and info on his latest research.
You can learn more about the Metabolic Theory of Mental Illness by ordering Chris Palmer’s book here —> https://brainenergy.com/
KetoNutrition: Science to Application
Such a great resource with so many good parts, but my favorite is the Science and Resource page.
Any podcast by Dom D’Agstino is full of amazing and interesting information.
Society of Metabolic Health Practitioners (SMHP)
Great provider directory to find prescribers who have a knowledge base of therapeutic carbohydrate restriction as an intervention
Can keto help depression and anxiety?
Does ketosis affect your mood?
Does Keto mess up your body?
How does your body feel in ketosis?
Recent literature on Ketogenic Diet for the Treatment of Mental Illness
Ketogenic diet as a metabolic treatment for mental illness
Summary: It is important that researchers and clinicians are made aware of the trajectory of the evidence for the implementation of ketogenic diets in mental illnesses, as such a metabolic intervention provides not only a novel form of symptomatic treatment, but one that may be able to directly address the underlying disease mechanisms and, in so doing, also treat burdensome comorbidities (see Video, Supplementary Digital Content 1, which summarizes the contents of this review).
Ketogenic therapy in neurodegenerative and Ketogenic Therapy in Serious Mental Illness: Emerging Evidence
Check out this podcast on YouTube called BipolarCast, where they interview people with bipolar disorder who use ketogenic diets to manage their symptoms!
Translating Basic Science – Nutritional Ketosis & Keto-Adapatation
What is a “well-formulated” ketogenic diet? Learn here with premier researchers Volek and Phinney. Filmed at the Emerging Science of Carbohydrate Restriction and Nutritional Ketosis, Scientific Sessions at The Ohio State University.