Essentials of Mental Health Nutrition

Effective Strategies to balance mood and enhance cognitive function,
Includes a free copy of Dr. Korn's latest book "The Good Mood Kitchen"

Course Description
Essentials of Mental Health Nutrition

The course reviews the revolution in mental health treatment that recognizes the specific role of diet and nutrition in mental health. Depression is a disease of inflammation, not chemical deficits in the brain. Up to 50% of people diagnosed with psychosis are gluten-sensitive, most people with fibromyalgia have a history of childhood trauma and people who are not biochemically vegetarians yet eat as vegetarians are vulnerable to developing anxiety and panic.

Yet, mental health professionals rarely know about nutrition, and nutritional professionals often know little about mental health and patients often do not realize that there are alternatives to pharmaceuticals and that by making dietary changes they can improve their well-being.

This course provides an overview to this gap while providing specific, actionable interventions.

Upon successful completion, enrollees will receive a certificate. Please find more information on the certificate below.

This course introduces

  • The essential overview of nutrition for mental health.
  • Concepts of biochemical individuality for mental health.
  • Evidence-based dietary and nutrient protocols including the use of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and glandulars for depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, Insomnia, focus and attention.
  • How specific diagnoses may affect the client’s ability to adhere to a nutritional program.
  • How professionals can navigate those challenges.

After this course you will be able to

  • Question standard diagnostic categories
  • Describe the role of nutrition in mental health
  • Identify 3 principles of Biochemical individuality as it relates to mental health
  • Identify specific interventions that include food and nutritional supplementation glandulars and special nutrients for mental health
  • Understand the intersection between ability to make changes and specific mental health diagnoses
  • Apply specific nutritional interventions to depression and anxiety
  • Explore next steps for collaboration with other professionals


After you enroll this course, we will send you a printed copy of my latest book "The Good Mood Kitchen" for free ($24.95 value!) Don't forget to claim your bonus by filling in your address within the course pages. Click here for more information about The Good Mood Kitchen.

Your Instructor

Leslie Korn
Leslie Korn

Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in mental health nutrition and traumatology and has provided over 50,000 hours of clinical care in nutrition, bodywork and psychotherapy.

She has blazed trails by introducing somatic therapies for the treatment of mental illness at Harvard Medical School, where she was a clinical fellow in Psychology and Religion. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, National Board Certified in Polarity therapy and Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and a licensed mental health counselor and National approved clinical supervisor. She completed her graduate training at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health. She was clinical director at New England School of Acupuncture, Associate professor at California Institute of Integral Studies and is Core Faculty at Capella University. Her passion is to coach clinicians in the application of mental health nutrition and integrative approaches for mental and physical well-being and to help them grow their practice. She is the author of Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-MoodConnection, Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body, The Good Mood Kitchen, Eat Right, feel Right, Multicultural Counseling Workbook and Preventing and Treating Diabetes, Naturally: The Native Way.

Click here to visit Dr. Korn's website.

Who Takes this Course

This course is an intermediate level course for clinicians in the field of nutrition, mental health and integrative medicine.

If you are not a professional, but an individual seeking new ideas to improve your mental and emotional well being, it is very accessible and full of simple steps to take. You may also want to introduce your practitioner to these concepts to help you implement these changes.

  • Individuals who would like to expand their knowledge on the topic of nutrition and mental health.
  • Nutrition Professional who would like to integrate mental health nutrition skills into their practice.
  • Medical doctors.
  • Bodyworkers... and anyone interested in the role of Nutrition in mental health.

You receive...

  • 1-hour video lecture divided in 3 modules, with powerpoint presentation
  • Chapter 2 from my book, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health
  • 3 specific recipes for depression and anxiety
  • 1 nutrient-supplement protocol

Get Your Certificate

You will have a short quiz at the end of the course. Upon successful completion you will receive your certificate. It will be delivered digitally via email.

Class Curriculum

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“If food is medicine, what do we eat to heal? Beyond conventional nutrition dogma, Leslie Korn's sophisticated, researched, and truly holistic perspective is urgently needed. There are few resources that I can confidently point to for life-changing support when it comes to healing mood and cognition. I couldn't be more thrilled to add The Good Mood Kitchen to the top of my list.”

Kelley Brogan, MD, Holistic Women's Health Psychiatrist, author of A Mind of Your Own.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund. Please send your refund requests to lekorn@cwis.org. We would also appreciate if you could fill in this feedback form if you ever ask for a refund.

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