In this SF Chronicle opinion piece, Jan Ellison Baszucki shares a personal story of how her son’s experience with bipolar disorder led to learning about metabolic psychiatry — specifically, using the ketogenic diet to treat serious mental illness.
In this interview, Stanford psychiatrist Dr. Shebani Sethi explains what metabolic psychiatry is and goes into more detail about the connection between metabolic and mental health. She also explains how nutritional ketosis can benefit mental illness, and shares exciting results from her pilot study using a keto diet to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Harvard-trained psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede wrote this thorough article reviewing the level of evidence for treating various mental health conditions with nutritional ketosis. She covers anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, and many more.