#462 Brain Energy: A Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health with Dr. Chris Palmer

On this fascinating episode of the Myers Detox Podcast, Dr. Chris Palmer joins the show to talk about brain energy and a breakthrough in understanding mental health. Dr. Palmer is renowned psychiatrist who is speaking up and advocating for mental health patients, using cutting edge research to get to the real root cause of many of these debilitating conditions. Dr. Palmer covers so many incredible topics such as why people are being medicated and not getting better, how certain types of diets and clearing up metabolic issues have lead to full remission in patients diagnosis, and how various diseases can actually lead to mental disorders. Dr. Palmer is on a mission to change how we view and approach mental health, so tune in and learning about his amazing breakthrough.

What You’ll Learn

Tune into today’s podcast to hear all about:

  • Why our current mental health treatment model doesn’t work.
  • Are some medications actually making mental disorders worse?
  • How metabolic issues are the actual the cause of many mental disorders.
  • The pitfalls of how mental disorders are diagnosed.
  • The important difference between mental states and mental disorders.
  • Dr. Palmer’s groundbreaking Brain Energy Theory and why it changes how we approach mental illness.
  • Lifestyle and environmental factors that play a larger role than genetics in mental illness.
  • Top tips to address mental disorders using this new understanding of mental health. 


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About Dr. Chris Palmer:

Dr. Christopher M. Palmer is a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health. He is the Director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. 

For over 25 years, he has held administrative, educational, research, and clinical roles in psychiatry at Harvard. He has been pioneering the use of the medical ketogenic diet in the treatment of psychiatric disorders conducting research in this area, treating patients, writing, and speaking around the world on this topic. Most recently, he has developed the first comprehensive theory of what causes mental illness, integrating existing theories and research into one unifying theory, the brain energy theory of mental illness.

You can learn more about Dr. Palmer and his work at www.chrispalmermd.com

Make sure to go to brainenergy.com to learn more about his incredible book at the fascinating research behind it.


Brain Energy

We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis, and mental illnesses are on the rise. But what causes mental illness? And why are mental health problems so hard to treat? Drawing on decades of research, Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Chris Palmer outlines a revolutionary new understanding that for the first time unites our existing knowledge about mental illness within a single framework: Mental disorders are metabolic disorders of the brain.

Brain Energy explains this new understanding of mental illness in detail, from symptoms and risk factors to what is happening in brain cells. Palmer also sheds light on the new treatment pathways this theory opens up—which apply to all mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, alcoholism, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, autism, and schizophrenia. Brain Energy pairs cutting-edge science with practical advice and strategies to help people reclaim their mental health.

To learn more about Brain Energy and pick up a copy, click here!


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Dr Wendy Myers, ND is a detox expert, functional diagnostic nutritionist, NES Bioenergetic Practitioner, and founder of Myersdetox.com. She is the #1 bestselling author of Limitless Energy: How to Detox Toxic Metals to End Exhaustion and Chronic Fatigue . Additionally, Wendy is the host of The Heavy Metals Summit, the Myers Detox Podcast, and the Supercharged Podcast. Passionate about the importance of detox to live a long and healthy life, she created the revolutionary Myers Detox Protocol , and Mitochondria Detox kit after working with thousands of clients, as well as a range of supplements to help you detox from everyday living and maintain a healthy lifestyle!

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