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Metabolism & Mental Health

We believe that the twin epidemics of metabolic and mental illness are intimately intertwined, and we hope to  promote evidence-based nutritional approaches to both. We support basic, translational and clinical research investigating the brain energy dynamics of psychiatric disorders. We aim to fuel the nascent fields of metabolic psychiatry and metabolic neuroscience to deliver breakthrough treatments promoting prevention, recovery and remission in those at risk for or living with mental health conditions.

With an initial focus on mood disorders and psychotic illness, we hope our work will grow to impact a broad range of neuropsychiatric, neurological, neurodegenerative and metabolic conditions.

Our Story

In 2016, our founders experienced the challenges of a mental health crisis firsthand when the eldest of their four children, their son, Matt, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 19. After battling bipolar illness for five years, Matt achieved a full recovery from his condition using a metabolic ketogenic therapy with 100 years of evidence in epilepsy. The Baszuckis speak openly about their experience to offer hope to other families. They believe fighting stigma requires not only ground-breaking science, but open conversations and life stories.

Featured Videos

Diet Doctor Interview with Matt Baszucki – Bipolar Disorder and Keto Diets

June 28, 2022 — In an interview with Dr. Bret Scher, Matt Baszucki, Iain Campbell, and Dr. Chris Palmer discuss the benefits of lifestyle therapies to treat mental health conditions.

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Bipolarcast Episode 10: Jan and Matt Baszucki Live from Keto-Live

August 8, 2022 — An interview with Jan Ellison Baszucki, author and president of Baszucki Group, and Matt Baszucki, music producer at Roblox, on their family’s journey with bipolar and discovering a ketogenic metabolic therapy.

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Bipolarcast Episode 9: Dr. Chris Palmer, MD at Harvard Medical Center

August 1, 2022 — An interview with Dr. Chris Palmer, director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Matt Baszucki, music producer at Roblox.

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