Metabolic Mind

Metabolic Mind is a nonprofit initiative of Baszucki Group transforming the study and treatment of mental disorders by exploring the connection between metabolism and brain health. It leverages the science of metabolic psychiatry and personal stories to offer education, community, and hope to people struggling with mental health challenges and those who care for them.


Metabolic Mind Awardees

We partnered with the Milken Institute’s Center for Strategic Philanthropy to reward clinicians for their work in advancing Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for mental disorders. Metabolic Mind Awardees reflect an international group of clinicians, advocates, and educators furthering the field of metabolic psychiatry.
The 2022 Metabolic Mind Awardees are:
Ignacio Cuaranta, MD Asociación Psiquiatría Rosario Dr. Cuaranta is a clinical psychiatrist in Argentina who has been using metabolic approaches to treat patients since 2015. He has contributed significantly to the field of metabolic psychiatry by engaging with the public through lectures and social media and by promoting Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for mental health at conferences worldwide. Learn more
Albert Danan, MD Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier Dr. Danan has practiced psychiatry for 35 years and has published results of his delivery of Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy to patients in his psychiatric clinic. This body of work represents the largest inpatient study of this intervention for psychiatric patients and paves the way for future pilot and randomized controlled trials. Learn more
Georgia Ede, MD Diagnosis Diet Dr. Ede is one of the earliest pioneers of metabolic psychiatry. In addition to using ketogenic therapies in clinical care, she has been educating the public about nutrition science, metabolism, and mental health for over a decade through her international speaking engagements, comprehensive website, and social media presence. She is also the creator of the first CME-accredited Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health clinician training program. Learn more
Nicole Laurent, LMHC Mental Health Keto Ms. Laurent is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and founder of She delivers Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy to her clients with mood disorders, has undertaken post-graduate training in Nutrition and Integrative Health, and has engaged with the public through her blog, podcast appearances, and social media. Learn more
Christopher Palmer, MD McLean Hospital Dr. Palmer has 20 years of experience treating patients with Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy. He has used his global lectures, website, media appearances and social media presence to raise awareness of ketogenic therapies among clinicians and the public. His upcoming book, Brain Energy, will make a case for a metabolic cause for diverse psychiatric conditions. Learn more
Denise Potter, RDN, CSP, CDCES Potter Dietitian Consulting Ms. Potter is a leading dietician providing Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy across multiple neurological and metabolic conditions. In addition, she is credited with collaborating to create the Ketogenic Therapeutics Mastery courses, which have contributed to the modern framework for treating epilepsy and other psychiatric and neurological conditions using this intervention. Learn more
Beth Zupec-Kania, RDN, CD Ketogenic Therapies Ms. Zupec-Kania is a registered dietitian in the field of metabolic psychiatry and a consultant to The Charlie Foundation. She designed KetoDietCalculator, a free resource used by nutritionists and the public, wrote educational guides on Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for epilepsy and neurological disorders, created a training module to educate nutritionists and psychiatrists, and is a co-author on many scientific papers. Learn more