Georgia Ede, MD
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Harvard /Cambridge Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency
Location of Practice:
Smith College Northampton, MA USA
Type of Practice:
College Health Service
Place of Current Work:
Smith College Health Service
Clinical Experience in:
2002-2007: Falmouth MA: Falmouth Hospital, Cape Cod Human Services, and Private Practice. Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapy, and Consultation-liaison services.
2007-2013: Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge MA. Psychopharmacology and Nutrition Consultation.
2008-2010: The Hallowell Center, Needham, MA. Psychopharmacolgy and Nutrition Consultation for a private ADHD specialty clinic.
2013-2015: Smith College, Northampton MA. Psychopharmacology and Nutrition Consultation for Smith College students.
Mood Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Eating Disorders Food Sensitivities IBS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia Low-carbohydrate diets Ketogenic diets Paleo diets.
Interests outside of medicine:
Singing, Piano, Biking, Hiking, Word games, Dancing, Sitcoms, and The Green Bay Packers!
How did you first become interested in ancestral health?
In 2002, in my early 40’s, I developed a variety of perplexing health problems, including symptoms of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraines, and IBS, that no doctor was able to help me with. Through months of trial and error, I discovered that the “healthy” diet I’d been eating for years was the problem. The diet I found that cured me of every single symptom was almost the complete opposite of the diet recommended by public health officials in the U.S. It is a very-low-carbohydrate, meat-based, high-fat, high-cholesterol, low -fiber, grain-free, legume-free, and dairy-free diet. I later stumbled upon Gary Taubes incredible book Good Calories, Bad Calories and the rest is history.
How has the incorporation of ancestral health principles affected your own life?
At age 51, despite a strong family history of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, I am completely free of all health problems, my weight is healthy and stable, my mood and energy are good, I take no medications, and feel better than I did when I was in my 20’s.
Are you currently able to incorporate ancestral health principles into your medical practice? If so, in what way?
I offer nutrition consultation to students at Smith College and incorporate nutrition principles in my work with students seeking medication services.
Do you have any favorite ancestral health resources?
Good Calories, Bad Calories by Gary Taubes Nutrition, Physical Degeneration by Weston Price, The Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, Mark’s Daily Apple website.
Visit Georgia’s website: Diagnosis Diet