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Effective Strategies to Balance Mood and Enhance Cognitive Function

Integrative Medicine & Nutrition for Mood & Cognitive Enhancement

Regular Price
69 USD

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What You Will Learn

  • How to decrease inflammation and depression
  • To improve and stabilize mood by using specific nutrients
  • To balance circadian rhythm to support mood, sleep, and cognition
  • Specific nutrients supplements and herbs to improve mood
  • The effects of Blood pH on anxiety and how to use nutritional interventions for anxiety
  • To incorporate the right fats for brain and cognitive repair
  • How to use glandulars for brain and cognitive well-being
  • Specific supplements and herbs to address insomnia
  • To address “Sundowning” in dementia
  • Detoxification strategies for optimal mental well-being
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Course Description

This course provides a state-of-the-art overview of the use of nutrition and herbs to addressing mood and cognitive health in your clients and patients. You will learn how to define the best foods for individuals along a spectrum of needs for cognition focus and memory support. We address nutritional myths and get you started on a roadmap for helping your clients think and focus better.

This course provides an introduction to the certification programs. See our special offer below.

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The Course Includes

Lifetime Access

Lifetime Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Desktop and Mobile Access

Your Instructor

Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in integrative medicine for the treatment of trauma and its physical sequelae including chronic digestive illness, insomnia, pain, substance abuse, diabetes, cognitive decline and “unexplained illnesses”. She has provided over 65,000 hours of clinical care integrating psychotherapy and somatic therapies with nutritional, culinary and herbal medicine. She completed her training at Harvard Medical School and The Harvard School of Public Health. She is licensed and board certified in 4 clinical disciplines. She has been faculty instructor at Harvard in the department of psychiatry and faculty at 2 Naturopathic medical schools. She lived for 25 years in the jungle of Mexico, where she worked alongside indigenous healers and directed a pro bono health center. Her clinical practice focuses on helping clients who are ill with restoring their health and reducing or eliminating medications.

Her mentoring practice focuses on helping clinicians create a successful, integrative medicine, trauma- informed career. Her ethic of compassion and care is informed by feminist values of social justice and her love for dogs.

Licensure: LMHC, MA. Lic #3214, exp. 12/2023; NPI: 1629659636

Special Offer

Interested in a certification but not sure? Take this 1+ hour course and if you like it and want to proceed to certification we will give you a discount coupon for the amount of this course. (sorry no mental health/nursing CE’s provided for this discount)

Course Curriculum


  • Course Syllabus & Study Quiz

Module 1. Introduction

Module 2. Definitions & Assessment

  • Definitions & Assessment

Module 3. Stress, Digestion & Health

  • Stress, Digestion & Health

Module 4. Nutrients & Mood

  • Nutrients & Mood
  • Handouts

Module 5. Integrative Medicine & Cognitive Repair

  • Integrative Medicine & Cognitive Repair
  • Handouts

Course Evaluation & Quiz

  • Course Evaluation Form
  • Quiz
  • Farewell

Course Information

  • Who benefits from this course?

    This course is designed for all health professionals and nutrition-savvy individuals who work with foods, supplements, and herbal medicines to enhance mental health and cognitive performance.

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  • Course content
    • Module 1 – Introduction
    • Module 2 – Definitions & Assessment
    • Module 3 – Stress, Digestion & Health
    • Module 4 – Nutrients & Mood
    • Module 5 – Integrative Medicine & Cognitive Repair
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  • What are the course learning objectives?
    1. Decrease inflammation and thereby decrease depression
    2. Apply specific nutrients improve and stabilize mood
    3. Balance circadian rhythm to support mood, sleep and cognitive
    4. Recommend specific nutrients supplements and herbs to improve mood
    5. Assess the effects of Blood pH diet and anxiety and nutritional interventions
    6. Incorporate fats for brain and cognitive repair
    7. Use glandulars for brain and cognitive well being
    8. Apply specific supplements and herbs to address insomnia
    9. Address “sundowning” in dementia
    10. Use detoxification strategies for optimal mental well being
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  • Selected references

    Abu-Taweela, G. M., Zyadah, M. A., Ajarem, J. S., & Ahmad, M. (2014). Cognitive and biochemical effects of monosodium glutamate and aspartame, administered individually and in combination in male albino mice. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 42(2014), 60–67.

    Bredesen, D. E. (2014). Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program. Aging, 6(9), 707–717.

    Korn, Leslie, Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (2016) Norton, NY

    Korn, Leslie Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma Nature and the Body, Routledge, NY

    McNamara, D. J. (2014). Dietary cholesterol, heart disease risk and cognitive dissonance. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 73(2), 161–166. doi: 10.1017/S0029665113003844.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    If you are not 100% satisfied with this course you may send an email and you will be provided with a full refund, no questions asked. The reimbursement given will be minus taxes and fees paid.

    Please note that due to the small class size and invitation-only nature of the Advanced Applications of Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (Levels 1 and 2), no refunds can be provided following payment.

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