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Dr. Deneb Bates

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Deneb Bates is an expert in the science and medicine of brain health and mood. Dr. Bates can help you optimize and maintain performance and cognitive vitality throughout your life — whether or not you suffer from any diagnosed medical condition. She is now accepting virtual clients. 


With her background and training as an ethnobotanist, physician-scientist, and chef, Dr. Bates strongly believes in a comprehensive approach to health that includes using “food as medicine.” 


Dr. Bates joined the International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice in 2008, serving an integrative role as their Naturopathic Doctor and specializing in restoring wellness and promoting regeneration in people dealing with autoimmune conditions and degenerative brain diseases. 


After years spent seeing patients one-on-one and putting emerging high-quality scientific evidence into practice every day for real people, Dr. Bates created ForkBetter to educate and empower everyone to live better through fun and delicious strategies.

What is ForkBetter?

ForkBetter is culinary medicine to help you eat with purpose and a life-changing tool for creating better brain health. 

In addition to supporting lifelong cognitive vitality for everyone, a ForkBetter lifestyle is key for reducing brain fog, fatigue, and other neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurological and autoimmune diseases.  This way of living brings people who are struggling back into balance.

Scientifically validated strategies to vitalize your brain are within your control. Live a more joyful life; find the healthiest and happiest version of yourself.  I will help you get started.

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To inquire about speaking engagements or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bates, please email

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