The Metabolic Mind Blog:
Fueling Mental Health

Perspectives on the science and practice of metabolic therapies for mental health.

The Metabolic Mind Blog:
Fueling Mental Health

Perspectives on the science and practice of metabolic therapies for mental health.

The Metabolic Mind Blog:
Fueling Mental Health

Perspectives on the science and practice of metabolic therapies for mental health.

Metabolic Mind: A nonprofit exploring the intersection between metabolic and mental health

Metabolic Mind: A nonprofit exploring the intersection between metabolic and mental health

Metabolic Mind: A nonprofit exploring the intersection between metabolic and mental health

What can you expect from the Metabolic Mind blog?

What can you expect from the Metabolic Mind blog?

What can you expect from the Metabolic Mind blog?

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Bret Scher, MD

Bret Scher, MD

Content

How To Meet Your Future Self On New Year’s Eve: Part 2

Reinforce positive behaviors by visualizing your Future Self: Let meditation and metabolic therapies guide you to your desired future.

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Hannah Warren

How To Meet Your Future Self On New Year’s Eve: Part 2

Reinforce positive behaviors by visualizing your Future Self: Let meditation and metabolic therapies guide you to your desired future.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Does the Brain Need Carbs? Debunking 4 Myths About a Ketogenic Diet

The body doesn't require dietary carbs: Keto diets usually include some carbs, the body can make glucose from fats and proteins, and the brain effectively uses ketones.

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Hannah Warren

Does the Brain Need Carbs? Debunking 4 Myths About a Ketogenic Diet

The body doesn't require dietary carbs: Keto diets usually include some carbs, the body can make glucose from fats and proteins, and the brain effectively uses ketones.

Read More

Hannah Warren

How Can You Inspire Someone to Try Ketogenic Therapy

Five Things I Share from a Lived-Experience Perspective

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Hannah Warren

How Can You Inspire Someone to Try Ketogenic Therapy

Five Things I Share from a Lived-Experience Perspective

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Hannah Warren

Can patients do ketogenic therapy for a psychiatric condition without the help of a metabolic psychiatrist?

We recommend working with trained clinicians when implementing a medical keto diet, but what are the options if a patient cannot access metabolic psychiatry care?

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Hannah Warren

Can patients do ketogenic therapy for a psychiatric condition without the help of a metabolic psychiatrist?

We recommend working with trained clinicians when implementing a medical keto diet, but what are the options if a patient cannot access metabolic psychiatry care?

Read More

Hannah Warren

How To Meet Your Future Self On New Year’s Eve: Part 2

Reinforce positive behaviors by visualizing your Future Self: Let meditation and metabolic therapies guide you to your desired future.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Does the Brain Need Carbs? Debunking 4 Myths About a Ketogenic Diet

The body doesn't require dietary carbs: Keto diets usually include some carbs, the body can make glucose from fats and proteins, and the brain effectively uses ketones.

Read More

Hannah Warren

How Can You Inspire Someone to Try Ketogenic Therapy

Five Things I Share from a Lived-Experience Perspective

Read More

Hannah Warren

Can patients do ketogenic therapy for a psychiatric condition without the help of a metabolic psychiatrist?

We recommend working with trained clinicians when implementing a medical keto diet, but what are the options if a patient cannot access metabolic psychiatry care?

Read More

Hannah Warren

A Place for Anger in Healing: Positive, Purposeful & Pissed

I’m grateful to be well, so why am I also angry?

Read More

Hannah Warren

World Bipolar Day 2024: Celebrating A New Form of Treatment that Offers Hope & Healing

Ketogenic therapy has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of bipolar disorder. Rigorous research is investigating mechanisms, but some patients may not want to wait.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Is Vegetarian or Vegan Ketogenic Therapy Possible?

Can vegetarians and vegans use ketogenic therapy as a cutting-edge treatment for psychiatric disorders?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Pioneering, compassionate and liberated people are changing the Way We Talk about Mental Illness.

We need advocates to rally for precision psychiatry and better, more effective mental health treatment options.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Can a Keto Diet Help People Suffering from Depression?

Learn how Dr. Erin Bellamy has seen ketogenic therapy's success in her own practice.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Erin Bellamy, PhD

Angels on Water Skis: My Descent into Mania & How I Regained & Maintain My Sanity

My journey from psychosis to remission: How I restored my brain energy.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Jan Ellison Baszucki: Doctors said my son’s bipolar disorder couldn’t be healed by diet. They were wrong.

This piece was originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 23, 2023.

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Jan Ellison Baszucki

How To Meet Your Future Self On New Year’s Eve: Part 1 Of 2

Time to connect with your Future Self! This article explores how the “science of Future Self” can help with implementing Metabolic Therapies.

Read More

Hannah Warren

The Connection Between Metabolic And Mental Health

An emerging connection between metabolic and mental health can change treatment paradigms for psychiatric illness.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

3 Neurogastronomy Tips For Happy, Healthy Holidays In Ketosis

My very merry Christmas without the cookies: how eating with all your senses and using the power of language can enhance your holidays.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks?

Sensational headlines are attention-catching, but there may be more than meets the eye

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Researcher with Bipolar Shatters Stigma

Learn more about bipolar disorder in Dr. Bret Scher’s interview with Dr. Iain Campbell, a research scientist from the University of Edinburgh studying – and living with – bipolar disorder

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Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Iain Campbell, PhD

How To Talk to Your Doctor About Keto for Mental Health

If you’re considering using a ketogenic diet to treat a mental disorder, it’s extremely important to seek professional guidance from your treating clinicians. Here are key points to discuss with your physician.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC, Georgia Ede, MD & Ignacio Cuaranta, MD

Please Don’t Call Ketogenic Therapy A “Diet”

Embracing a body-positive approach to metabolic mental health.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Does Erythritol Cause Heart Attacks?

A recent study published in Nature Medicine showed that there is a connection between higher blood levels of erythritol and a higher risk of stroke and heart attacks. Does this mean that we should all stop having erythritol-sweetened products? Read on to see how Bret Scher, MD recommends that we look at this study.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Ketogenic Therapy For Mental Health Conditions

When countless people are suffering and lives are at stake, why invest time and money in Randomized Controlled Trials?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Can Nutrition Treat Mental Disorders?

What you eat can directly impact your metabolic health and your mental health.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC and Chris Palmer, MD

Five Reasons I No Longer Label Myself Bipolar

And why metabolic brain dysfunction is a more accurate description.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Tapering Psychiatric Medications On Keto: Interviews With Matt Baszucki And Dr. Georgia Ede

When starting a ketogenic diet or initiating therapeutic nutritional ketosis for treating a psychiatric illness, careful management of your medications is critical.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Georgia Ede, MD and Matt Baszucki

Keto For Brain Health: A Dramatic Personal Journey

An inspiring story of how one family used a ketogenic diet to get their daughter and their lives back from the cognitive decline that comes with Down Syndrome.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Annette Bosworth, MD, Mary Kowalczyk and Suzi Kowalczyk

Is Ketosis Safe? Breaking Down The Myths

Emerging evidence indicates that ketogenic therapy can help treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anorexia, and others. But some may question whether it is safe.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

What Are Metabolism And Metabolic Health, And How Do They Impact Mental Health?

Disrupted metabolism, so-called metabolic dysfunction, is a dangerous condition that has been associated with numerous medical conditions, including mental illness, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks? A Look At The Evidence

There’s a common belief that ketogenic therapy increases your risk of developing heart disease. But the reality is there is no such evidence.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Breaking News: Ice Cream Is Healthy! (Or Is It…?)

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Do You Have Insulin Resistance? Test, Don’t Guess.

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

A Place for Anger in Healing: Positive, Purposeful & Pissed

I’m grateful to be well, so why am I also angry?

I’m grateful to be well, so why am I also angry?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

World Bipolar Day 2024: Celebrating A New Form of Treatment that Offers Hope & Healing

Ketogenic therapy has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of bipolar disorder. Rigorous research is investigating mechanisms, but some patients may not want to wait.

Ketogenic therapy has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of bipolar disorder. Rigorous research is investigating mechanisms, but some patients may not want to wait.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Is Vegetarian or Vegan Ketogenic Therapy Possible?

Can vegetarians and vegans use ketogenic therapy as a cutting-edge treatment for psychiatric disorders?

Can vegetarians and vegans use ketogenic therapy as a cutting-edge treatment for psychiatric disorders?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Pioneering, compassionate and liberated people are changing the Way We Talk about Mental Illness.

We need advocates to rally for precision psychiatry and better, more effective mental health treatment options.

We need advocates to rally for precision psychiatry and better, more effective mental health treatment options.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Can a Keto Diet Help People Suffering from Depression?

Learn how Dr. Erin Bellamy has seen ketogenic therapy's success in her own practice.

Learn how Dr. Erin Bellamy has seen ketogenic therapy's success in her own practice.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Erin Bellamy, PhD

Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Erin Bellamy, PhD

Blog

Angels on Water Skis: My Descent into Mania & How I Regained & Maintain My Sanity

My journey from psychosis to remission: How I restored my brain energy.

My journey from psychosis to remission: How I restored my brain energy.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Jan Ellison Baszucki: Doctors said my son’s bipolar disorder couldn’t be healed by diet. They were wrong.

This piece was originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 23, 2023.

This piece was originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle on May 23, 2023.

Read More

Jan Ellison Baszucki

Jan Ellison Baszucki

Blog

How To Meet Your Future Self On New Year’s Eve: Part 1 Of 2

Time to connect with your Future Self! This article explores how the “science of Future Self” can help with implementing Metabolic Therapies.

Time to connect with your Future Self! This article explores how the “science of Future Self” can help with implementing Metabolic Therapies.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

The Connection Between Metabolic And Mental Health

An emerging connection between metabolic and mental health can change treatment paradigms for psychiatric illness.

An emerging connection between metabolic and mental health can change treatment paradigms for psychiatric illness.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

3 Neurogastronomy Tips For Happy, Healthy Holidays In Ketosis

My very merry Christmas without the cookies: how eating with all your senses and using the power of language can enhance your holidays.

My very merry Christmas without the cookies: how eating with all your senses and using the power of language can enhance your holidays.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks?

Sensational headlines are attention-catching, but there may be more than meets the eye

Sensational headlines are attention-catching, but there may be more than meets the eye

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

Researcher with Bipolar Shatters Stigma

Learn more about bipolar disorder in Dr. Bret Scher’s interview with Dr. Iain Campbell, a research scientist from the University of Edinburgh studying – and living with – bipolar disorder

Learn more about bipolar disorder in Dr. Bret Scher’s interview with Dr. Iain Campbell, a research scientist from the University of Edinburgh studying – and living with – bipolar disorder

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Iain Campbell, PhD

Bret Scher, MD, FACC & Iain Campbell, PhD

Blog

How To Talk to Your Doctor About Keto for Mental Health

If you’re considering using a ketogenic diet to treat a mental disorder, it’s extremely important to seek professional guidance from your treating clinicians. Here are key points to discuss with your physician.

If you’re considering using a ketogenic diet to treat a mental disorder, it’s extremely important to seek professional guidance from your treating clinicians. Here are key points to discuss with your physician.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC, Georgia Ede, MD & Ignacio Cuaranta, MD

Bret Scher, MD, FACC, Georgia Ede, MD & Ignacio Cuaranta, MD

Blog

Please Don’t Call Ketogenic Therapy A “Diet”

Embracing a body-positive approach to metabolic mental health.

Embracing a body-positive approach to metabolic mental health.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Does Erythritol Cause Heart Attacks?

A recent study published in Nature Medicine showed that there is a connection between higher blood levels of erythritol and a higher risk of stroke and heart attacks. Does this mean that we should all stop having erythritol-sweetened products? Read on to see how Bret Scher, MD recommends that we look at this study.

A recent study published in Nature Medicine showed that there is a connection between higher blood levels of erythritol and a higher risk of stroke and heart attacks. Does this mean that we should all stop having erythritol-sweetened products? Read on to see how Bret Scher, MD recommends that we look at this study.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

Ketogenic Therapy For Mental Health Conditions

When countless people are suffering and lives are at stake, why invest time and money in Randomized Controlled Trials?

When countless people are suffering and lives are at stake, why invest time and money in Randomized Controlled Trials?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Can Nutrition Treat Mental Disorders?

What you eat can directly impact your metabolic health and your mental health.

What you eat can directly impact your metabolic health and your mental health.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC and Chris Palmer, MD

Bret Scher, MD, FACC and Chris Palmer, MD

Blog

Five Reasons I No Longer Label Myself Bipolar

And why metabolic brain dysfunction is a more accurate description.

And why metabolic brain dysfunction is a more accurate description.

Read More

Hannah Warren

Hannah Warren

Blog

Tapering Psychiatric Medications On Keto: Interviews With Matt Baszucki And Dr. Georgia Ede

When starting a ketogenic diet or initiating therapeutic nutritional ketosis for treating a psychiatric illness, careful management of your medications is critical.

When starting a ketogenic diet or initiating therapeutic nutritional ketosis for treating a psychiatric illness, careful management of your medications is critical.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Georgia Ede, MD and Matt Baszucki

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Georgia Ede, MD and Matt Baszucki

Blog

Keto For Brain Health: A Dramatic Personal Journey

An inspiring story of how one family used a ketogenic diet to get their daughter and their lives back from the cognitive decline that comes with Down Syndrome.

An inspiring story of how one family used a ketogenic diet to get their daughter and their lives back from the cognitive decline that comes with Down Syndrome.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Annette Bosworth, MD, Mary Kowalczyk and Suzi Kowalczyk

Bret Scher, MD, FACC featuring Annette Bosworth, MD, Mary Kowalczyk and Suzi Kowalczyk

Blog

Is Ketosis Safe? Breaking Down The Myths

Emerging evidence indicates that ketogenic therapy can help treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anorexia, and others. But some may question whether it is safe.

Emerging evidence indicates that ketogenic therapy can help treat mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anorexia, and others. But some may question whether it is safe.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

What Are Metabolism And Metabolic Health, And How Do They Impact Mental Health?

Disrupted metabolism, so-called metabolic dysfunction, is a dangerous condition that has been associated with numerous medical conditions, including mental illness, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more.

Disrupted metabolism, so-called metabolic dysfunction, is a dangerous condition that has been associated with numerous medical conditions, including mental illness, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and more.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks? A Look At The Evidence

There’s a common belief that ketogenic therapy increases your risk of developing heart disease. But the reality is there is no such evidence.

There’s a common belief that ketogenic therapy increases your risk of developing heart disease. But the reality is there is no such evidence.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

Breaking News: Ice Cream Is Healthy! (Or Is It…?)

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog

Do You Have Insulin Resistance? Test, Don’t Guess.

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Is ice cream healthy? Or has nutritional epidemiology misled us again?

Read More

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Bret Scher, MD, FACC

Blog