Michael Vagts

Michael Vagts

While I was trained as a psychiatrist with essentially no teaching about metabolic health during my residency and early career, the co-occurrence of poor metabolic health and poor mental health was too striking not to notice and dramatically change my practice. I was introduced to LCHF diets by my wife who is also a psychiatrist and immediately saw what could be a solution to major metabolic issues that plague psychiatric patients but that also dramatically improves mood, lowers anxiety and can actually stabilize some patients with bipolar spectrum illnesses. Utilizing therapeutic carb restriction and ketogenic diets has helped me treat not only patients with depression/anxiety but also helped to mitigate some of the metabolic side effects that antipsychotic medications cause in more severely ill patients. I've found in my own life that LCHF diet has improved my energy/mood.


  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Masters
  • Masters of Business Administration



    • Diet Doctor/PIM Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction CME

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