According to Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer and the Brain Energy theory, mitochondria play a crucial role in mental health and in psychiatric conditions like bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and others. But the good news is that recognizing the importance of mitochondria and metabolic health can help us see psychiatric illness in a whole new way and may offer novel, more effective treatments. Dr. Palmer argues this could be the solution to our mental health crisis and not only improve the lives of individuals but also impact our homeless and incarceration problems.
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Chris Palmer, MD – www.ChrisPalmerMD.com
Purchase Brain Energy by Chris Palmer, MD:
0:00 The Brain Energy Theory
0:40 Introduction to Metabolic Mind and Dr. Chris Palmer
5:07 Clinician response to the brain energy theory
8:39 The safety and evidence of ketogenic therapy for mental health
10:40 The role of mitochondria in mental illness.
19:51 What improves mitochondrial health
22:57 How ketogenic therapy improves mitochondrial health
30:09 Is improving your diet enough to heal mitochondria?
34:06 The impact of exercise on metabolic and mental health
39:52 Psychiatric medications that impact metabolic health
43:07 The next step for the metabolic mental health movement
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