Dr. Ede acquired her bachelor’s in biology from Carleton College in Minnesota. Then, for seven years, she worked as a research assistant in the fields of biochemistry, diabetes, and wound healing. She earned her MD from the University of Vermont and completed her residency in general adult psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital in 2002.
After five years in general practice, she joined Harvard University Health Services from 2007 to 2013 as a staff psychopharmacologist and was the first psychiatrist there to offer nutrition consultation as an option to students, faculty, and staff with mental health concerns.
From 2013 to 2018, she was the psychiatrist for Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she provided nutrition consultation as well as medication and psychotherapy services to Smith students.
Now, Dr. Ede devotes all of her time to nutritional psychiatry and directs her efforts on studying, writing, and speaking about the strong scientific connection between food and brain health.
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Dr. Ede has a contractual agreement with DietDoctor.com to write about nutrition and mental health, and to review content produced by others for medical accuracy. This contractual agreement includes shareholder options, which are available to every Diet Doctor team member.
Dr. Ede also writes for Psychology Today, which compensates all contributing authors for their work.
Dr. Ede presently devotes all of her time to nutritional psychiatry and directs her efforts toward studying, writing, and speaking about the strong scientific connection between food and brain health. She offers online consultation services to patients worldwide as well as live virtual training programs to clinicians interested in incorporating ketogenic diets into their care of people with psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Ede is often compensated for speaking engagements, some of which are related to low-carbohydrate science.
Dr. Ede has eaten a low-plant ketogenic diet since 2013.