Ally Houston, CEO

Ally is a former physicist who fixed his brain with food. After suffering from ADHD, seasonal depression, chronic anxiety, and a host of other metabolic problems, a paleo ketogenic diet and lifestyle change resulted in a quantum leap in his health. The effect was so profound that he switched career. He is now a metabolic mental health coach trained by PreKure and Dr. Georgia Ede. In 2025 he will lead a study at Oxford testing ketogenic diet plus MetPsy for ADHD with depression.

Mikhail Pozin, Product Management Advisor

Mikhail is an ops, marketing, biz dev, community-er turned Regenerative Farmer turned Product Manager. He's passionate about all things product, wearables, fit-tech, biohacking, introspection, mindfulness, gut-brain axis, health tracking, metabolic health and metabolic psychiatry, microbiome, emotional intelligence, mental health, motivation, and behaviour change. Fascinated with empowering folks to take better-informed preventative actions around their health more frequently--before a visit to the doctor's office.

Olivia Khwaja, Strategic Marketing Advisor

Olivia has been a Consumer Strategist and Marketing expert for large brands for over 20 years. At British Airways she launched a number of industry first services on and drove up customer loyalty when heading up the Executive Club programme for Europe & Africa, resulting in award-winning direct marketing campaigns. At British Gas she led the consumer engagement programme for the national smart meter rollout, the largest infrastructure upgrade in the UK’s history. She has since worked with the Department of Business & Energy on further consumer engagement projects and has now directed her passion towards human health transformation and empowering the younger generation to make informed decisions about their own health.

Prof. Dr. Adrian Soto-Mota, Data & AI Advisor

Dr. Soto-Mota is a MD PhD & Specialist in Internal Medicine and Data Science researcher at the Unidad de Investigación de Emfermedades Metabólicas. He is passionate about studying low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, and how they impact human metabolism. Dr. Soto-Mota earned his MD from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and earned his Ph.D. at Oxford. He has created many resources to help people successfully implement a low carbohydrate diet, and provides that help for both English and Spanish speaking individuals.

Eline Dekeyster PhD, Scientific Advisor

Dr. Eline Dekeyster is assistant professor Cognitive Neuroscience and the head of the Lifestyle Brain Interaction research group. Her expertise spans biomedical science, neurobiology and neurochemistry, cognitive psychology, metabolic psychiatry, ageing and clinical trial management.

Psychiatry Advisory Panel

Dr. Reem Abed

Dr. Reem Abed is a dedicated consultant psychiatrist working in Early Intervention in Psychosis services. With a keen interest in the metabolic adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs, Dr Abed is committed to improving the physical health of patients with psychosis. Dr. Abed is determined to raising awareness among NHS staff about the critical link between mental health and metabolic health. In her role as an undergraduate psychiatry lead, she is passionate about educating students on the significance of nutritional lifestyle medicine and its impact on metabolic health. Drawing from her personal experience in adapting a ketogenic diet for her own health and wellbeing, Dr. Abed brings a unique and holistic perspective to her practice and teaching.

Dr. G.S. Kaler

Dr. Kaler is a distinguished forensic psychiatrist with a unique specialisation in metabolic psychiatry. With a profound dedication to the integration of mental and physical health, Dr. Kaler utilises the principles of functional medicine to provide holistic education. A passionate advocate of the low carb, high fat ketogenic lifestyle, Dr. Kaler has personal lived experience in managing both his physical and mental health through this approach. Dr. Kaler’s expertise extends beyond patient care, as he is deeply involved in education and advocacy. Committed to empowering others, Dr. Kaler delivers comprehensive teaching to students, clinicians, and non-clinical individuals alike, guiding them towards sustainable lifestyle changes that enhance overall well-being.

Dr. Ignacio Cuaranta

Dr. Cuaranta is a clinical psychiatrist in Argentina who has been using metabolic approaches to treat patients since 2015. He has contributed significantly to the field of metabolic psychiatry by engaging with the public through lectures and social media and by promoting Ketogenic Metabolic Therapy for mental health at conferences worldwide. He is a 2022 Metabolic Mind Awardee.

Dr. Naomi Riddel

Naomi is a UK based, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She completed her postgraduate clinical training in London, alongside a Masters degree in mental health research with UCL. In her clinical work, Naomi uses a holistic, systemic approach to build an understanding of a child (and their family’s) needs. Traditionally in child psychiatry, this approach would focus on relational factors (from a psychological and social perspective)- Naomi takes this thinking further in her practice and considers the biological/metabolic factors which contribute to mental health presentations, with a strong emphasis on diet and lifestyle. She is excited about the growing field of metabolic psychiatry and is inspired by leading figures in this area such as Dr Christopher Palmer and Dr Georgia Ede.

Medical Advisory Panel

Nick Norwitz PhD

Nick Norwitz is a Harvard Medical School student whose research into the applications of a ketogenic diet as metabolic medicine has attracted a significant following. Nick suffered from a number of debilitating diseases, including osteoporosis, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 2018 with a degree in cellular and molecular biology, Nick attended Oxford University where he earned a Ph.D. in metabolism and nutrition.

Neseret Bemient RN

Neseret Bemient has 17 years experience as a Psych RN. She creates videos on navigating the current mental health system without losing your sanity, and how to nurture your brain and body with metabolic therapies including the ketogenic diet for optimal brain functioning. Neseret believes in a holistic, comprehensive approach to health and wellness, and that there's no one size fit all approach that works for everyone.

Vicky Cuben RD

Vicky's one regret is not really questioning why none of the dietary advice ever worked. The catalyst for her renewed interest in diet partly came from her brother, David Unwin, who was showing remarkable results at his GP practice in patients with diabetes coming off medication when following a low carb diet. Vicky's practice is solution focused, holistic and based on hope rather than regurgitating the Eatwell Plate. She is a strong advocate of low carbohydrate and ketogenic diets, having seen personal benefits in her own health but also those of her family. She holds Georgia Ede in very high esteem and believes her words “a diet should nourish, protect and energize the brain” as a vital component towards optimal health and quality of life.

Board of Advisors

Jan Ellison Baszucki

Jan acts as president of the philanthropic foundation Baszucki Group. A former Silicon Valley fintech marketing executive, Jan is a writer, parent, mental health advocate and aspiring citizen scientist. Jan is married to David Baszucki, founder and CEO of Roblox. David and Jan have a son and three daughters and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, they co-founded Baszucki Group to advance the family’s philanthropic goals. Jan co-directs strategy and runs day-to-day operations for Baszucki Group.

Dr. David Jehring

Alongside a 20-year career as an NHS family doctor, David designed the first Windows GP clinical system in the UK. He is among a handful of the UK’s GP computing pioneers, having taken start-up Apollo Medical into practices nationally before founding healthcare software company Black Pear.

Dr. Ann-Katrin Kraeuter

Ann-Katrin is an assistant professor at Northumbria University. Since 2014 her research has been concentrated on the use of ketogenic diet in schizophrenia and its potential mechanism within the disease. Most recently, her interest has been the altered gut microbiome in schizophrenia.

Prof. Ken Strain

Ken Strain is a retired experimental physicist who was part of the group that discovered gravitational waves, which led to the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics for the heads of the collaboration. Earlier in his career, after being told he would likely never work again, Ken cured his M.E. / chronic fatigue syndrome by changing his diet. He dedicated himself to understanding why this worked, and how nutrition can heal apparently chronic or intractable disorders.

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