Metabolic Psychiatry is concerned with identifying and addressing underlying dysfunctions in metabolism that contribute to inflammation and energy deficits in the body. It specifically concerns how well the body is producing and utilising energy. Energy shortages in the brain lead to symptoms of mental disorder. Inflammation in the brain does the same thing. Unfortunately medications do little to address these issues and in some cases can make the energy deficits worse. This is where metabolic strategies can make all the difference. For good health we need to have good mitochondrial health and this means paying attention to what we put in to our body, our light environment and our toxic burdens.