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Podcast: Dr. Chris Palmer on the Keto Diet’s Potential to Treat Mental Illness

January 24, 2019

When it comes to our bodies, there are many seemingly unrelated things that can actually affect our mental health and our general feeling of well being. From the foods we put into our body to the amount of exercise we get each day, there is a clear link between our physical health and our mental well-being.

In this episode, Trevor discusses how depression can sneak up on us at any time and the false sense of security that we create in our minds when we’ve had a series of consecutive good days.

Then we talk to Christopher M. Palmer, MD, (5:40) director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean, who has spent the last 20 years working on cases of treatment-resistant mental illness and the idea that diet can put psychiatric conditions into remission.

Dr. Palmer goes pretty deep and shares lots of interesting information in this one, so check it out!

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