Feb 27, 2023
Thank you for joining us for another episode of the Low Carb MD Podcast. Matt Baszucki had a psychotic break in the spring of 2016—sleeplessness and delusions of grandeur. He was diagnosed as bi-polar with psychotic features by a psychiatrist. Over the next two years, Matt experienced many hospitalizations, bi-polar episodes, and psychotic episodes. Even when he began changing his lifestyle habits for the better, his mental health was still a huge issue to say the least. It was not until he had an encounter with the keto diet that he found a lasting solution.
Jan Baszucki, Matt’s mother, is a former marketing executive, a best-selling author and essay-writer, and is the current president of the Baszucki Group. Jan is also a mental health advocate and aspiring citizen scientist. 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. Tro, Matt, and Jan talk about Matt’s mental health story up to this point, Matt’s health protocol, the tragic lack of available treatment protocols for bi-polar that use diet as a therapy, how to safely and effectively come off of a medication, empowering patients with knowledge to be their own advocate and take their health into their own hands, the role that music played in Matt’s recovery, and the founding of Metabolic Mind.
For more information, please see the links below. Thank you for listening!
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