Brain Health Video Interviews

Metabolic Psychiatry: How Diet Impacts Mental Health

Dr. Chris Palmer, author of Brain Energy, joins One Mind’s Director of Clinical Programs, Dr. Irene Hurford, on One Scientist’s Mind to discuss metabolic psychiatry, how it works, and who can benefit.

In this episode, Christopher Palmer, a psychiatrist and assistant professor at Harvard McLean, shares his revolutionary theory of Brain Energy. Christopher’s theory proposes that all mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain, and he explains how factors like the ketogenic diet, alcohol, marijuana, and sleep can impact mitochondrial function and ultimately our mental health. Watch to hear Christopher’s eureka moments, his thoughts on antipsychotics, and his ideas for clinical trials.