Author: Christie Barnett

lifestyle medicine

Lifestyle Medicine, the key to metabolic healing

What is lifestyle medicine? Lifestyle medicine can be the central vehicle for metabolic intervention and metabolic optimization. Generally speaking, metabolisms are improved with behaviors rather than with the stuff of conventional health care, i.e.,...

dietary intervention

Chris Palmer, MD: Ketogenic therapy may help stop seizures

This dietary treatment, the ketogenic diet, based on ancient medicine, is making a comeback as a treatment for epilepsy. The ketogenic diet controversy The keto diet is one of today’s most controversial diets, so...

Why evaluate dietary interventions? Are they just food?

Chris Palmer. MD just published Diets and Disorders: Can Foods or Fasting Be Considered Psychopharmacologic Therapies? It is in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry(1)  and you’ll find an executive summary in this post. First...

Christie Barnett, APN

My mother’s suffering spurred me to find keto

Christie Barnett’s keto journey: Sitting in a nursing home with my dying mother is where it all began for me, Christie Barnett. There she was, a 71-year-old formerly dignified college instructor, stuck in a...