Mental Health

The most powerful way to change your brain chemistry is through FOOD—because that’s where brain chemicals come from in the first place!

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Revolutionizing Anorexia Care Starts with Nutrition

Treatment and recovery from anorexia is possible using surprisingly logical nutrient-based strategies.

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Can Red Wine Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

We often hear that drinking red wine could ward off dementia and heart disease. But what is the scientific foundation beneath these recommendations?

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Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health: A Guide to Resources

Ketogenic diets can have profound effects on mental health. Learn how with these videos, podcasts, and professional services resources.

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8 Reasons to Try Low-Carb for Mental Health

Low-carb diets have tremendous potential in the prevention and management of psychiatric disorders. Discover how low-carb and keto diets can benefit your mental health.

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Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and the New Science of Hope

The metabolic similarities underlying Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease offer hope for lifestyle interventions as potential treatment and prevention.

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Low Carb Indonesia—Celebrating Health and Changing the World

Low Carb Indonesia, the first low-carb conference in Asia, was a groundbreaking event that provided education and celebration of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle.

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The Brain Needs Animal Fat

DHA—an essential omega-3 fatty acid—is critically important for brain development and function... but is only found in animal foods.

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Do You Have Arachiphobia?

A candid conversation with the tragically misunderstood and oft-feared omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid. Learn the needs this nutrient fills and how to ensure you get enough of it.

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New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Is it depression or bipolar disorder? Researchers may have found a test that could help detect who will develop bipolar disorder later in life.

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The Truth about Low-Protein, High-Carb Diets and Brain Aging

A new study claims a low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia, despite a growing body of clinical evidence suggesting that low-carb diets can be helpful for brain problems.

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Changing How Doctors View Obesity

In this post, I offer ten strategies that medical practitioners should consider in order to better meet the emotional and health needs of their obese patients.

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Obesity: Stop Shaming, Start Understanding

How can we move beyond our prejudices and approach obesity from a more respectful and productive perspective?

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New Study Finds Saturated Fat Causes PTSD... or Does It?

A study claims that kids who eat a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills and signs of PTSD. Let’s have fun getting to the bottom of this and other anti-fat studies.

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Which Diet Is Healthiest for the Brain?

We have a global mental health crisis on our hands. In this presentation, I argue that there are ingredients within popular modern diets that place the brain at high risk for failure.

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Do Smoothies Make You Sharper or Is It Just Juicy Gossip?

Don't drink the Kool-Aid: Your daily fruit smoothie could be working against your brain.

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Ketogenic Diet Promising for Mild Alzheimer's Disease

New science is emerging that offers a more hopeful path for people with Alzheimer’s disease. A new study explores whether ketone supplements and low-carb diets could help.

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Ketogenic Diets and Psychiatric Medications

Thinking about trying a low-carb diet to improve your mental health? If you are currently taking any psychiatric medications, make sure you read this article first!

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Top Ten Tips for a Healthier Brain in 2018

How’s this for a resolution? Resolve to improve your mood, concentration, and energy, lower your stress, rebalance your hormones, and reduce your risk for dementia and other chronic diseases—all within six weeks.

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The Antioxidant Myth

The truth about antioxidant-rich plant extracts and supplements is that they simply do not work. The most powerful way to boost your free-radical fighting power is to harness your body’s own natural antioxidants.

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Cooling Brain Inflammation Naturally with Food

Psychiatric disorders like depression, bipolar disorder and psychosis are strongly tied to inflammation. Did you know there are two dietary changes you can make that will naturally reduce inflammation?

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The Vegan Brain

Do vegetarian and vegan diets contain the micronutrients our brains need to function properly? What are the most important potential brain nutrient deficiencies that ALL plant-eaters need to be aware of?

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Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

Read the inspirational stories of how two people with severe mood and psychotic symptoms used the ketogenic diet to achieve long overdue relief that even the strongest medications could not provide.

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Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction

Where do you find the highest concentration of cholesterol in your body? In your brain—because it needs cholesterol to function properly. What does that mean for people choosing cholesterol-free vegan diets or who take statins to lower their cholesterol levels?

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Your Brain on Plants: Micronutrients and Mental Health

Do plant-based diets contain the micronutrients our brains need or are vegans at higher risk for mental health problems? Beyond B12: what you need to know.

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What's Your Omega-3 IQ? A Fun Quiz for a Healthier Brain!

How can you maximize your intake of brain-healthy omega-3s from food alone, without supplements? Find out which foods are secretly sabotaging your best efforts to balance your brain chemistry.

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