DiscoverThe Ultimate Health Podcast521: The Best Foods to Eat to Heal the Brain & Fight Disease | Dr. Christopher Palmer
521: The Best Foods to Eat to Heal the Brain & Fight Disease | Dr. Christopher Palmer

521: The Best Foods to Eat to Heal the Brain & Fight Disease | Dr. Christopher Palmer

Update: 2023-02-142


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Dr. Christopher Palmer (IG: @chrispalmermd) is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital.

For the past 25 years, he has been an academic physician with administrative, research, educational and clinical roles.

Today we’re discussing Chris’ book Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health - and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More.

If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health, this is a game changing conversation that shouldn’t be missed. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain
  • What is metabolism?
  • Insulin resistance is a symptom of metabolic dysfunction
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction = metabolic dysfunction
  • Mitochondria are the missing link to mental illness
  • How a metabolic treatment plan can help you overcome a mental disorder
  • Tom’s story (schizoaffective disorder in remission)
  • The ketogenic diet can help people recover from chronic mental health disorders
  • Stimulate mitochondria processes through lifestyle strategies
  • Diet & exercise can help heal chronic depression
  • Psychiatric meds can cause metabolic harm
  • The importance of working with a healthcare provider
  • Put your life-threatening mental disorder into remission
  • Antibiotics can disrupt the function of mitochondria
  • Treating depression with the Brain Energy Theory
  • The top dietary approaches to help fix metabolic health
  • You don’t need to count calories to restore metabolic health
  • The metabolic theory of mental illness gives people hope
  • Chronic mental symptoms are a symptom of metabolic dysfunction
  • The challenges of recovering from chronic cases of mental illness
  • Supplements that improve mitochondrial health
  • The best foods to eat for brain health
  • A ketogenic diet resets brain cells
  • Intermittent fasting is the most rapid way to elevate ketones
  • Chris’s thoughts on exogenous ketones

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521: The Best Foods to Eat to Heal the Brain & Fight Disease | Dr. Christopher Palmer

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