Episode 101: Keto for Mental Illness with Guest Carrie Brown


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Mental health is a topic often abandoned in our current healthcare model and one that is simply not talked about enough by practitioners, those who are suffering or their family members. The stigma of having a mental illness coupled with a feeling of hopelessness for improving one’s condition can be an incredibly heavy burden to bear. Carrie Brown is a recipe developer and bestselling cookbook author who has struggled with depression and a diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder. Through a functional medicine approach and a ketogenic diet, Carrie is completely symptom and medication free. Tune in to hear Ali and Becki interview Carrie about her journey to finding freedom in her body and mind and how she is thriving with a ketogenic approach.

In this episode, Ali and Becki pick Carrie’s brain about her personal experience with depression, from her diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder to becoming her own detective and getting to the root cause. Learn about how mental health approaches are missing the mark, the role of genetics and how supplementation and lifestyle shift can aid in rebalancing our brain chemistry. Hear about how a ketogenic approach has helped Carrie to come off of mediation and live a completely symptom free life. Plus get a peek into Carrie’s culinary background and hear about her favorite kitchen tools and pantry must-haves!

Also in This Episode:

The Role of Genetics



B Complex

Why Keto Can Work for Mood Imbalances

KetoMojo Blood Ketone Meter

Carries Culinary Pearls of Wisdom

Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits

Konjac Flour

Suicide Prevention Hotline

More about Carrie Brown:

Carrie has struggled with depression for as long as she can remember, and after she was diagnosed with Bipolar II Disorder 5 years ago, decided to become her own detective and figure out the root cause. She now lives a life completely free from all medications and any symptoms of Bipolar II Disorder or depression. Carrie is a recipe developer and best-selling KETO cookbook author, host of the Ketovangelist Kitchen podcast, and partner of the Ketovangelist Unlimited Program with Brian Williamson and Danny Vega. You can find Carrie sharing free KETO resources at carriebrown.com and ketovagelistkitchen.com.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/therealcarriebrown

Cookbooks: https://carriebrown.com/cookbooks-carrie-brown-keto-lchf-lowcarb

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ketovangelistkitchen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamingavocado

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealcarriebrown

Ketovangelist Unlimited: https://www.patreon.com/ketovangelistunlimited

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