Ketogenic diets for mental health - Dr Chris Palmer
Mikki speaks to Dr Chris Palmer, psychiatrist, all about nutritional psychology and the intersect between metabolic health and brain health.
This week on the show Mikki speaks to Dr Chris Palmer, psychiatrist, all about nutritional psychology and the intersect between metabolic health and brain health. They discuss how these two concepts are linked, the problem with current therapies for mental health and the use of the ketogenic diet as a tool to help improve patient outcomes.
Christopher Palmer, MD received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He did his internship and psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He is currently the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
For the past 25 years, he has been an academic physician with administrative, research, educational, and clinical roles.
Dr. Palmer’s clinical practice has focused on helping people suffering from treatment-resistant mental illnesses, including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and personality disorders. His treatment approach has been comprehensive and has included psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatments. However, he has always been looking for better treatments and outcomes because far too many people do not get better with our current approaches.
You can find out more about Dr Palmer and pre order his book Brain Energy here: https://www.chrispalmermd.com/chris-palmer/