November 22, 2022

Dr. Chris Palmer: Diet & Nutrition for Mental Health | Huberman Lab Podcast #99

My guest this episode is Chris Palmer, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist and also assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He describes the important connection between nourishment, metabolic rate as well as psychological health and wellness and his pioneering job utilizing the ketogenic diet plan to successfully deal with patients with different mental diseases, including depression and also schizophrenia. Dr. Palmer describes how the ketogenic diet plan is an evidenced-based therapy for epilepsy, imitates the fasted state as well as can offset the cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s. He explains the crucial functions of mitochondria in psychological health, just how particular conditions most likely emerge from mitochondrial dysfunction, and also just how low-carbohydrate diet regimens increase mitochondrial turn over to improve mental health and wellness. He also describes how low-carbohydrate diets favorably affect the digestive tract microbiome as well as fat burning, crucial risk aspects for mitochondrial wellness such as marijuana and also alcohol, as well as the very best way to boost distributing ketones depending on individual requirements. We also cover how a ketogenic diet impacts state of mind, rest, and also fertility. Dr. Palmer’s work stands as an innovative strategy to psychological wellness as well as condition that, given the prevalence of mental health challenges, ought to be of interest to individuals of all ages and also backgrounds.

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00:00:00 Dr. Chris Palmer, Mental Health & Metabolic Disorders
00:03:25 Thesis, Eight Sleep, ROKA
00:07:18 Nutrition & Mental Health
00:20:43 Low-Carb Diets & Anti-Depression, Fasting, Ketosis
00:27:52 Schizophrenia, Depression & Ketogenic Diet
00:34:32 AG1 (Athletic Greens).
00:35:38 Psychiatric Mediations, Diet Adherence.
00:42:35 Highly Processed Foods, Ketones & Mental Health Benefits.
00:46:51 Ketogenic Diet & Epilepsy Treatment.
00:56:10 Ketogenic Diet & Mitochondria Health.
00:57:05 Nutrition & Benefits for Neurologic/Psychiatric Disorders.
01:05:44 Mitochondrial Function & Mental Health.
01:15:12 InsideTracker.
01:16:23 Mitophagy, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Aging & Diet.
01:25:09 Neurons, Mitochondria & Blood Glucose.
01:31:54 Obesity, Ketogenic Diet & Mitochondria.
01:40:00 Mitochondrial Function: Inheritance, Risk Factors, Marijuana.
01:46:34 Alcohol & Ketogenic Diet.
01:55:21 Brain Imaging, Alzheimer’s Disease & Ketones.
02:01:05 Exogenous (Liquid) Ketones vs. Ketogenic Diet.
02:06:27 Neuronal Damage, Ketones & Glucose.
02:10:16 Alzheimer’s Disease, Age-Related Cognitive Decline & Ketogenic Diet.
02:23:45 Ketogenic Diet & Weight Loss.
02:35:47 Ketogenic Diet & Fasting, Hypomania, Sleep.
02:46:37 Low Carbohydrate Diets, Menstrual Cycles, Fertility.
02:52:23 Obesity Epidemic, Semaglutide & GLP-1 Medications.
03:01:01 Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify & Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Momentous Supplements, Neural Network Newsletter, Social Media.

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