First Things First

Dr. Baldes, in the flesh (see my https://ketoshrink.com/first-month-updates/
for early progress

I am a board certified adult psychiatrist in practice in Duluth, Minnesota. I have been in clinical practice for about 10 years, focusing on treating patients with complex treatment-resistant illness and co-occurring disorders.

I have treated hundreds patients who have marginal response to medication treatments and who deal with chronic mood and anxiety problems as well as physical health problems. There is a growing body of evidence that systemic inflammation plays a large role in physical and mental health. Patients who have been able to adopt and adhere to a ketogenic lifestyle have achieved significant success where conventional treatments had been partially effective at best.

I have had my own challenges in life, struggling at various times with poor physical health, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy alcohol use. I take antidepressants and anxi-anxiety medications. I am moderately overweight. I have extensive family history of immune-mediated illness, and I have had manifestations of this at times in my life with recurrent rashes, random joint pains, and severe bouts of fatigue. I believe systemic inflammation plays a central role in all of my challenges and that a dietary approach to decrease inflammation will likely be globally beneficial for health.

This page exists for the primary purpose of chronicling my own progress and educating the public on the physical and mental health benefits of ketogenic eating plans. Wish me luck.


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