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Jun 17, 2024

Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Jan Ellison Baszucki is president of Baszucki Group and founder of Metabolic Mind. A former Silicon Valley fintech marketing executive, Jan is a writer, parent, mental health advocate and aspiring citizen scientist. She is the author of the national bestselling debut novel, A Small Indiscretion, which was a San Francisco Chronicle recommended book of 2015. Her essays have appeared in publications like The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal and Writer’s Digest, and her short fiction has received numerous awards, including an O. Henry Prize for her first published story. Jan holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford, and an MFA from San Francisco State University. She is currently at work on a memoir about her son’s recovery from bipolar disorder with a 100-year-old metabolic treatment for epilepsy. 

In this episode, Dr. Brian and Jan talk about…

  • How Jan’s son found relief from bipolar disorder, addiction issues, and obesity by following a ketogenic diet
  • The connection between following a ketogenic diet and improvement in sleep quality
  • Why metabolic health and mental health are so interrelated
  • The work and mission of the Baszucki Group and Metabolic Mind
  • Why getting stress under control and getting social/family support are also essential for improving mental and metabolic health
  • The physiological effects of psychological phenomena
  • Lessons that nature teach us about human health
  • Metabolic health at the cellular level
  • The power of getting morning sunlight exposure

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