Metabolic Mind Awards

In partnership with the Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the Metabolic Mind Awards were designed to honor clinicians for their work in advancing Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for mental disorders. Award recipients reflect an international group of clinicians, advocates, and educators furthering the field of metabolic psychiatry.

Ignacio Cuaranta, MD

Asociación Psiquiatría Rosario

Dr. Cuaranta is a clinical psychiatrist in Argentina who has been using metabolic approaches to treat patients since 2015. He has contributed significantly to the field of metabolic psychiatry by engaging with the public through lectures and social media and by promoting Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for mental health at conferences worldwide.

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Albert Danan, MD

Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier

Dr. Danan has practiced psychiatry for 35 years and has published results of his delivery of Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy to patients in his psychiatric clinic. This body of work represents the largest inpatient study of this intervention for psychiatric patients and paves the way for future pilot and randomized controlled trials.

Georgia Ede, MD

Diagnosis Diet

Dr. Ede is one of the earliest pioneers of metabolic psychiatry. In addition to using ketogenic therapies in clinical care, she has been educating the public about nutrition science, metabolism, and mental health for over a decade through her international speaking engagements, comprehensive website, and social media presence. She is also the creator of the first CME-accredited Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health clinician training program.

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Nicole Laurent, LMHC

Mental Health Keto

Ms. Laurent is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of She delivers Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy to her clients with mood disorders, has undertaken post-graduate training in Nutrition and Integrative Health, and has engaged with the public through her blog, podcast appearances, and social media.

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Christopher Palmer, MD

McLean Hospital

Dr. Palmer has 20 years of experience treating patients with Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy. He has used his global lectures, website, media appearances and social media presence to raise awareness of ketogenic therapies among clinicians and the public. His upcoming book, Brain Energy, will make a case for a metabolic cause for diverse psychiatric conditions.

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Denise Potter, RDN, CSP, CDCES

Potter Dietitian Consulting

Ms. Potter is a leading dietician providing Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy across multiple neurological and metabolic conditions. In addition, she is credited with collaborating to create the Ketogenic Therapeutics Mastery courses, which have contributed to the modern framework for treating epilepsy and other psychiatric and neurological conditions using this intervention.

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Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD

Ketogenic Therapies

Ms. Zupec-Kania is a registered dietitian nutritionist in the field of metabolic psychiatry and a consultant with to The Charlie Foundation. She designed KetoDietCalculator, a free resource used by nutritionists and the public, wrote educational guides on Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for epilepsy and neurological disorders, created a training module to educate nutritionists and psychiatrists, and is a co-author on many scientific papers.

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