Harvard Psychiatrist: THIS Food Is Causing The Mental Health Crisis! - Chris Palmer
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We often think that physical health has nothing to do with mental health and vice versa, but could it be that we have the equation completely upside down? Chris Palmer is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is also the author of the book, ‘Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health’, which outlines a combined theory of what causes mental illnesses, and that mental disorders are really metabolic disorders of the brain. In this conversation Chris and Steven discuss topics, such as how depression and anxiety are caused by diet, the impact of gut health on mental illness, and why mental health problems and rates of suicide are increasing. (00:00) Intro (02:02) The Painful Reason Why I Became a Psychiatrist (06:09) The Health System Is Failing Us (11:18) Who Are the People You Want to Help? (18:49) Are We Seeing More Mental Health Issues Because It’s Being Spoken About More? (23:50) What's Causing This Mental Health Epidemic? (26:12) The Cutting-Edge Research on the Link Between Metabolism and Mental Health (31:40) How Is the Mitochondria Crucial in Fixing Mental Health Issues? (38:45) How Does the Mitochondria Relate to Trauma? (43:53) What's Happening in Our Bodies When We Experience Trauma? (46:55) How Does a Change in Metabolism Cause a Mental Health Disorder? (55:21) What Role Does Diet Play in Our Mental Health? (59:30) The Foods We Should Be Eating for Good Mental Health (01:08:14) A Surprising Case Study From My Practice (01:15:01) The Benefits of the Keto Diet (01:18:13) How Does Fasting Help Our Mental Health? (01:23:04) Caffeine and the Mitochondria (01:27:24) What's Causing the Rise in Autism and ADHD? (01:36:41) What Was It Like Living With Your Depressed Mum? (01:41:08) The Last Guest's Question You can purchase Chris’s book, ‘Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health’, here: https://amzn.to/4b6O8Fg Follow Chris: Twitter - https://bit.ly/3Sw7Fqj Instagram - https://bit.ly/47MPuCb Watch the episodes on Youtube - https://g2ul0.app.link/3kxINCANKsb Get tickets to The Business & Life Speaking Tour: https://stevenbartlett.com/tour/ Follow me: https://beacons.ai/diaryofaceo Sponsors: Huel Greens: https://my.huel.com/DiaryofaCEOJan24 Eightsleep: https://www.eightsleep.com/uk/steven/ CODE: STEVEN (save $150 on the Pod Cover) Linkedin Ads: https://www.linkedin.com/doac24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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