The Metabolic Link to Brain Optimization with Dr. Chris Palmer #323


In this day and age, the majority of us have either experienced first-hand a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety, or known someone who has. While mental health is a less popular topic in the health and fitness world than training or nutrition might be, it has just as much value…

Today’s guest on the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, Dr. Chris Palmer, is working at the interface of metabolism and what we call mental disorders, and is dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness.

Dr. Christopher Palmer is a Harvard Medical School Physician, Researcher, Consultant, and Educator.  He has extensive experience and expertise in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and complementary and alternative treatments for psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Palmer is also pioneering the use of the ketogenic diet and other lifestyle mediations as a treatment for psychiatric disorders, and is working with researchers from around the world to assess the effectiveness of these treatments in real people.

You’ll learn:

  • How Mitochondrial Malfunction Causes Mental Illness
  • The Effects of Stress on Your Human Metabolism
  • Adolescent Mental Health: The Risk Factors to be Aware of
  • Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions to Treat Metabolic Dysfunction

Learn more from Dr. Chris Palmer

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Ben Pakulski

Ben Pakulski

Since first lifting weights as a teenager, Ben has been on a mission to do whatever it takes… …to become the most muscular man on the planet! On the eve of The Arnold Classic, he confronts the dark realities of bodybuilding… And his own future! Follow him on his journey…

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