In this week’s episode, host Victoria Field speaks with Matt Baszucki and Dr. Iain Campbell about their lived experiences with bipolar disorder and the therapeutic effects of the ketogenic diet, potential root causes of the mental illness, and their mission to spread awareness and education around ketogenic dietary therapy as a treatment for bipolar disorder.
Iain Campbell, PhD, is the Baszucki Research Fellow in Metabolic Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh. He has a PhD in Global Health from the University of Edinburgh and is a principal investigator on a pilot trial of a ketogenic diet for bipolar disorder.
Matt Baszucki lived with type 1 bipolar disorder for five years before coming across ketogenic therapy, and now works to educate the public about the roles of sleep, diet, and circadian rhythm management in mental illness. He currently works full-time in tech supporting third-party developers. Together, Matt and Iain host the BipolarCast podcast which can be found on YouTube here:
In this episode, we cover:
* Iain’s and Matt’s personal lived experiences with bipolar disorder & success in using ketogenic dietary therapy
* Dr. Campbell’s current research on the effectiveness of the ketogenic diet for bipolar disorder
* Bipolar disorder as an “energy-specific disorder” and its potential connection to metabolic dysregulation
* The many ways people can adapt their keto diet to meet their needs and lifestyle
…and so much more.
Matt Baszucki and Dr. Iain Campbell will also be speaking at Metabolic Health Summit 2024, January 25-28 in Clearwater, Florida – you can get your tickets on the Metabolic Health Summit website and save with Early Bird pricing through October 1st, 2023: www.metabolichealthsummit.com
You can also find this episode on all your major podcast players including Apple, Google, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Buzzsprout: https://www.buzzsprout.com/2103269/13488472
You can also learn more about the Baszucki Brain Research Fund here: https://baszuckigroup.com
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