The Brain Energy Theory of Mental Illness in 15 Minutes
Metabolism, Mitochondria and Bipolar Disorder- Dr. Chris Palmer MD
Could symptoms of bipolar disorder be linked to metabolic issues concerning mitochondria and metabolism? The Brain Energy Theory of Mental Illness suggests that dietary interventions, such as the ketogenic diet, along with other adjunct metabolic treatments can have a significant positive impact on the lives of those suffering with mental illness such as bipolar disorder. In this presentation at Metabolic Psychiatry Roadmap Retreat, hosted by the Baszucki Group and the Milken Institute for Strategic Philanthropy, Dr. Chris Palmer, a Harvard-trained psychiatrist and specialist in metabolic psychiatry discusses his Brain Energy Theory and a revolutionary new unifying mechanism of what causes mental illness, offering new evidence-based solutions that could revolutionize psychiatric care.
Metabolic Health Summit:
Metabolic Psychiatry: A Patient-Provider Discussion with Christin Kehoe & Christopher Palmer MD
At the Metabolic Health Summit 2022, Dr. Palmer and patient Christin Kehoe discussed her vulnerable and impactful journey of mental illness, drug abuse, domestic violence and years of failed treatments. With the rapid progression of research using the ketogenic diet in treatment resistant mental illness, Dr. Palmer offered Ms. Kehoe the ketogenic diet as a metabolic therapy. After 2 weeks on the diet and a long-term treatment protocol in place, Ms. Kehoe reported improvement in symptoms that allowed her to transform her life and pursue a graduate degree in design. Dr. Palmer and Ms. Kehoe’s full discussion can be found on www.metabolichealthsummit.com
Low Carb USA Conference 2021
Dr. Chris Palmer – ‘The Ketogenic Diet in Neurology and Psychiatry’
In this presentation Dr. Palmer presents the role of the ketogenic diet as a metabolic therapy option in neurology and psychiatry, highlighting the bidirectional relationship between mental illness and metabolic health.
Dr. Palmer discusses the role of medications used to treat epilepsy in psychiatric disorders and how the ketogenic diet can be implemented as an adjunct therapy in treatment resistant mental illness. Dr. Palmer also offers insight into the current research, evidence and safety considerations utilizing the ketogenic diet as a metabolic therapy in neurology and psychiatry.
Mental Illness as a Metabolic Disorder
Dr. Palmer and Michael Giardina of CrossFit Health discuss the Metabolic Theory of Mental Illness and how Dr. Palmer’s revolutionary new theory fills the gaps and unifies connections between mental and metabolic health, laying a new foundation in the treatment of anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia using adjunctive metabolic therapies such as nutrition and exercise. Dr. Palmer provides strategies on how improving insulin resistance can improve mental and metabolic health.
Low Carb USA – “Keto for the Brain: Treating Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions”
Keto for the Brain: "The Ketogenic Diet for Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders" Low Carb USA presentation from January 2019. Great overview of medical ketogenic diet developed for epilepsy. Some meters can use a drop of blood to test ketone and glucose levels....
McLean Hospital Grand Rounds – Overview for healthcare professionals
Grand Rounds – "Ketogenic Diet in Medicine and Psychiatry" https://youtu.be/8ubhikXxj4E?t=139 In this video presentation, Dr. Palmer shares research and his use of ketogenic medical therapy to treat mental illness. The presentation was given to fellow medical...
NPR Interviews Dr. Palmer and his patient about managing schizophrenia with the ketogenic diet
National Public Radio podcast examines the connection between a ketogenic diet and mental health. Psychiatrist Chris Palmer and his patient, Dan, are interviewed by host Karen Weintraub. Dan, who has schizophrenia, has been on a ketogenic diet for three years. During...
Mental Horizons interviews Dr. Palmer – Using ketogenic medical therapy for schizophrenia, bipolar, and metabolic disorders
Episode 10 "Nutritional Psychiatry, Metabolic Disorders, and Using the Ketogenic Diet as a Medical Intervention for Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder with Chris Palmer, M.D." Mental Horizons Podcast with Virgil Stucker & Associates's Stephanie McMahon put...
McLean Hospital’s Mindful Things interviews Dr. Palmer
Dr. Palmer is director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital. Ketogenic therapy from treating epileptic seizures to mental illness https://open.spotify.com/episode/1dlEN0WmgtZeW6PU1Wnled
Low Carb MD podcast with Drs. Tro and Brian Lenzkes – Treating schizophrenia with a ketogenic diet
Show notes for Low Carb MD Podcast Episode 49 00:00 Welcome to the Low Carb MD podcast with Dr. Chris Palmer. He is a Harvard psychiatrist who has case reports and case studies on mental health and the ketogenic diet. 01:23 Nutritional approaches to...
Karl Goldcamp interviews Dr. Palmer for Keto Naturopath – Addiction and keto
Part 1: Episode 63 - Keto Naturopath by Karl Goldcamp interviews Chris Palmer Show notes - Addiction and ketogenic diet This podcast discusses behavioral disorders and a ketogenic therapeutic intervention. Diet and addiction 3:20 Nora Volkow, MD. Director National...
Metabolic Health Summit’s Victoria Field interviews Dr. Palmer
Victoria Field, Co-founder of Metabolic Health Summit interviewed Dr. Palmer. Come hear Chris speak at the Metabolic Health Summit during the 2020 conference.