Clinician Support

Resources for clinicians who want to learn more about how modifying metabolism can improve mental health.

Clinician Support

Resources for clinicians who want to learn more about how modifying metabolism can improve mental health.

Clinician Support

Resources for clinicians who want to learn more about how modifying metabolism can improve mental health.

What is Metabolic Psychiatry?

What is Metabolic Psychiatry?

What is Metabolic Psychiatry?

Dr. Shebani Sethi, who coined the term metabolic psychiatry for her flagship clinic at Stanford, answers 5 questions. 

5 Questions: Dr. Shebani Sethi

From Theory to Practice

From Theory to Practice

From Theory to Practice

Challenges and rewards of implementing ketogenic metabolic therapy in mental health

Grounded in Nicole Laurent's clinical expertise, this perspective article delves into the potential of ketogenic therapy for mental health. Nicole highlights the therapeutic promise of this intervention based on hands-on patient interactions.

Frontiers in Nutrition Article

The State of the Evidence

The State of the Evidence

The State of the Evidence

A panel discussion on ketogenic therapy for psychiatric disorders, San Diego, 2023

“While not a panacea, ketogenic therapy can be a cornerstone intervention that allows many people with severe mental illness to treat the root cause of their condition and experience an astonishing, almost unbelievable transformation.”
- Hannah Warren

Why Research Matters

Keto and the Brain

Keto and the Brain

Keto and the Brain

Certified Nutrition Specialist Amy Berger addresses the mechanisms of action of a ketogenic diet related to brain function and asks the question: Why would we NOT prescribe a ketogenic diet to treat brain disorders?

Keto Salt Lake 2022

Ketogenic Therapy

Ketogenic Therapy

Ketogenic Therapy

Resources for offering ketogenic diets to treat a mental health disorder.

Scientific and Clinical Rationale

This handout, prepared by Dr. Georgia Ede, provides a helpful overview of the scientific and clinical rationale for using ketogenic diets in psychiatry, including links to published articles. It is something that patients can download and share with their doctors, and that doctors can share with their patients.

Clinical Rationale PDF

Validated Variations

Five variations of the ketogenic diet have been published in medical literature as effective treatments for diseases that have an underlying metabolic dysregulation, such as epilepsy, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Validated Diet Plans

Scientific and Clinical Rationale

This handout, prepared by Dr. Georgia Ede, provides a helpful overview of the scientific and clinical rationale for using ketogenic diets in psychiatry, including links to published articles. It is something that patients can download and share with their doctors, and that doctors can share with their patients.

Clinical Rationale PDF

Validated Variations

Five variations of the ketogenic diet have been published in medical literature as effective treatments for diseases that have an underlying metabolic dysregulation, such as epilepsy, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Validated Diet Plans

Scientific and Clinical Rationale

This handout, prepared by Dr. Georgia Ede, provides a helpful overview of the scientific and clinical rationale for using ketogenic diets in psychiatry, including links to published articles. It is something that patients can download and share with their doctors, and that doctors can share with their patients.

Clinical Rationale PDF

Validated Variations

Five variations of the ketogenic diet have been published in medical literature as effective treatments for diseases that have an underlying metabolic dysregulation, such as epilepsy, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.

Validated Diet Plans

Clinician Directory

Clinician Directory

Clinician Directory

Dr. Georgia Ede maintains a free directory of clinicians offering ketogenic therapy to treat mental disorders.

Dr. Georgia Ede maintains a free directory of clinicians offering ketogenic therapy to treat mental disorders.

Submit Your Practice to the Directory

If you use ketogenic dietary therapies to treat psychiatric conditions in your psychiatric, medical, nursing, nutrition, counseling, or coaching practice, Dr. Georgia Ede welcomes you to submit your practice information for possible inclusion in this directory.

Submit Your Practice

Submit Your Practice to the Directory

If you use ketogenic dietary therapies to treat psychiatric conditions in your psychiatric, medical, nursing, nutrition, counseling, or coaching practice, Dr. Georgia Ede welcomes you to submit your practice information for possible inclusion in this directory.

Submit Your Practice

Submit Your Practice to the Directory

If you use ketogenic dietary therapies to treat psychiatric conditions in your psychiatric, medical, nursing, nutrition, counseling, or coaching practice, Dr. Georgia Ede welcomes you to submit your practice information for possible inclusion in this directory.

Submit Your Practice

Training Courses

Training Courses

Find training courses in ketogenic therapy for mental health from our partners:

Find training courses in ketogenic therapy for mental health from our partners:

Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede provides the flagship CME-approved training for health professionals in metabolic psychiatry. Through her course, health professionals will gain the scientific knowledge and practical tools needed to safely incorporate the principles of metabolic psychiatry into clinical practice.

Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede provides the flagship CME-approved training for health professionals in metabolic psychiatry. Through her course, health professionals will gain the scientific knowledge and practical tools needed to safely incorporate the principles of metabolic psychiatry into clinical practice.

Diagnosis Diet

Denise Potter, RDN, CDCES and Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD have a combine 40+ years of ketogenic metabolic therapy experience and offer accredited ketogenic metabolic therapy trainings for registered dietitian nutritionists, licensed nutritionists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health coaches.

Denise Potter, RDN, CDCES and Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD have a combine 40+ years of ketogenic metabolic therapy experience and offer accredited ketogenic metabolic therapy trainings for registered dietitian nutritionists, licensed nutritionists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and health coaches.

Advanced Ketogenic Therapies

AKT

Nicole Laurent, LMHC offers CEU-approved metabolic psychiatry and ketogenic therapy support training for nonprescribers such as psychologists, social workers, counselors and allied mental health professionals. In this course, acquire skills in effective client support, managing expectations, and assisting the treatment team in monitoring potentiation effects.

Nicole Laurent, LMHC offers CEU-approved metabolic psychiatry and ketogenic therapy support training for nonprescribers such as psychologists, social workers, counselors and allied mental health professionals. In this course, acquire skills in effective client support, managing expectations, and assisting the treatment team in monitoring potentiation effects.

Mental Health Keto

What Clinicians are Saying

What Clinicians are Saying

Leaders in the field are seeing patients’ lives transformed by metabolic and ketogenic therapies.

Leaders in the field are seeing patients’ lives transformed by metabolic and ketogenic therapies.

Dr. Georgia Ede

Harvard-trained psychiatrist and author of Change Your Diet, Change Your Mind

"Psychiatrists need to start thinking like whole-person doctors, because the brain is part of the body."

Dr. Matthew Bernstein

Harvard-trained psychiatrist, Chief Medical Officer, Ellenhorn

“Ketogenic therapy is the most powerful intervention I've seen in my career because everyone who has done it has had benefits. I can’t say that about any medication."

Dr. Jong Rho, UCSD

Chief of Neurology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego

“The usual paradigm in medicine has been that you start with a drug and if that doesn’t work you add another drug, or many more drugs. I think it would be better for us as a community to look at the brain more holistically. Could a dietary intervention that is metabolism-based affect the processes in the brain that produced the disease to begin with, in which case are you modifying or curing the disease?”

Dr. Cynthia Calkin

Principle Investigator, TRIO-BD study of Metformin for treatment resistant bipolar depression

“Our study reversed insulin resistance using metformin for bipolar depression. The evidence is compelling enough based on our effect sizes and based on the magnitude of improvement in these patients who were otherwise treatment-resistant…This got patients better in six weeks. Why wouldn’t you try it?”

Dr. Lori Calabrese

Harvard-trained psychiatrist in private practice

“Metabolic psychiatry and ketogenic psychiatry harness the latest research on metabolism and energy to help you eat better, feel better, get your body back, lose weight, move more easily, and even taper off some medications.”

Dr. Chris Palmer

Harvard-trained psychiatrist and author of Brain Energy

"The specific psychiatric disorders in which mitochondrial dysfunction has been identified include the following: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, autism, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anorexia nervosa, alcohol use disorder (aka alcoholism), marijuana use disorder, opioid use disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Dementia and delirium, often thought of as neurological illnesses, are also included."

Dr. Shebani Sethi

Founding Director, Stanford Metabolic Psychiatry Clinic

“The approach at my Stanford clinic integrates non-pharmacological metabolic methods - nutritional and lifestyle therapies - with medication. The good news is we are seeing encouraging improvements in mental health after treating metabolic conditions in this way. ”

Nicole Laurent, LMHC

MentalHealthKeto.com

“You do not actually know who you really are or what your brain is capable of if you do not treat underlying factors, including metabolic disorder and nutritional deficiency. There is a treatment option here you have not yet explored that could be life-changing for you.”

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