Georgia Ede Nutritional Psychiatrist

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Georgia Ede M.D. is a Harvard-trained, board-certified psychiatrist specializing in nutrition science, brain metabolism, and mental health. She has nearly two decades of clinical experience including many years as a college psychiatrist and nutrition consultant at Smith College and Harvard University Health Services, where she was the first psychiatrist to offer nutrition-based approaches as an alternative to conventional care for students, faculty and staff. Her pre-medical experience includes seven years as a research assistant at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, the Institut für Diabetesforschung in Munich, and other academic laboratories in the fields of biochemistry, immunology and metabolism.

Dr. Ede speaks internationally on dietary approaches to psychiatric disorders, the nutritional differences between plant and animal foods, Alzheimer’s prevention and management strategies, nutrition science, and public nutrition policy reform. A passionate advocate for better public health through better nutrition, she serves on the Washington D.C.-based Low-carbohydrate Action Network, which seeks inclusion of low-carbohydrate diets in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines; the European Keto-Live Centre for Ketogenic Metabolic Therapies, which educates health care providers, institutions and policymakers about the healing potential of therapeutic carbohydrate restriction; and Berlin-based Masawa, a global social impact fund for mental wellness.

Dr. Ede writes about food and the brain for Psychology Today,, and her own website, and is a contributing author to the forthcoming textbook The Science of Low Carbohydrate and Ketogenic Nutrition in Human Health edited by Professor Tim Noakes to be published by Elsevier. Through her virtual private practice in Massachusetts, she uses nutrition and metabolic interventions including paleo diets, ketogenic diets, intermittent fasting, and elimination diets to help people around the world address root causes of mental health conditions and reduce the need for psychiatric medications.