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

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.

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Hannah Warren

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.

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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

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.

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Hannah Warren

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.

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Hannah Warren

The Connection Between Metabolic And Mental Health

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

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Bret Scher, MD

The Connection Between Metabolic And Mental Health

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

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Bret Scher, MD

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.

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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

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.

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Hannah Warren

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks?

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

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Bret Scher, MD

Researcher with Bipolar Shatters Stigma

Learn more about bipolar disorder in Dr. Brett 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.

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

Please Don’t Call Ketogenic Therapy A “Diet”

Embracing a body-positive approach to metabolic mental health.

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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.

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Bret Scher, MD

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?

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Hannah Warren

Can Nutrition Treat Mental Disorders?

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

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Bret Scher, MD and Chris Palmer, MD

Five Reasons I No Longer Label Myself Bipolar

And why metabolic brain dysfunction is a more accurate description.

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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.

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Bret Scher, MD 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.

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Bret Scher, MD 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.

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Bret Scher, MD

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.

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Bret Scher, MD

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.

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Bret Scher, MD

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

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

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Bret Scher, MD

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

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

Blog

Does Keto Cause Heart Attacks?

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

Read More

Bret Scher, MD

Blog

Researcher with Bipolar Shatters Stigma

Learn more about bipolar disorder in Dr. Brett 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

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.

Read More

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

Blog

Please Don’t Call Ketogenic Therapy A “Diet”

Embracing a body-positive approach to metabolic mental health.

Read More

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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD

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?

Read More

Hannah Warren

Blog

Can Nutrition Treat Mental Disorders?

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

Read More

Bret Scher, MD and Chris Palmer, MD

Blog

Five Reasons I No Longer Label Myself Bipolar

And why metabolic brain dysfunction is a more accurate description.

Read More

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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD 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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD 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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD

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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD

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.

Read More

Bret Scher, MD

Blog

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

Blog

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

Blog