Essentials of Mental Health Nutrition
Effective Strategies to balance mood and enhance cognitive function.
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
Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in Natural medicine and Integrative Medicine for mental health and chronic physical illness. She has provided over 50,000 hours of clinical care by integrating in nutrition, herbal medicine, bodywork, yoga and psychotherapy.
Dr. Korn has directed the Center for Traditional Medicine, a public health natural medicine center, working in rural and urban communities in the USA and Mexico.. Trained in both physical health and mental health, she witnessed the powerful relationships between chronic stress, trauma chronic illness and pain. She has guided tens of thousands of patients to health and well being using natural medicine. Her experiences working in a remote, indigenous jungle community for 25 years where there was no physician, as well as for many years in the “urban jungle,” of Boston enabled her to test all of these methods on herself and her patients from diverse communities and adapt these principles to diverse environments.
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, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She completed her graduate training at Harvard Medical School and the 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. She is the author of Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health: A Complete Guide to the Food-Mood Connection, 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.
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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.
- 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.
“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.