This certification training for health professionals is designed to be a practical guide through the complex relationship between what we eat and the way we think, feel, and interact with the world.
Students will end this course fully prepared to start providing their clients personalized care from an array of scientific disciplines proven to improve their mood and mental health.
Assess the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
Explain how certain micronutrients and macronutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
Explain the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions with reference to six DSM™ categories.
Demonstrate incorporation of ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
Describe integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
Plan the application of mindfulness methods in the treatment of eating disorders.
Compare the clinical presentation of mental illness to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
Identify six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability
Describe correlation of gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
Describe evidence-based protocols for nutritional and herbal approaches for six DSM-5™ categories.
Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
Assess the value of the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
Prepare to interview clients using the DSM-5™ Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
Assess drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients in order to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
Describe stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
Prepare to teach breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
Describe adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
Analyze the science for the “second brain”; the gut-brain axis communication system of neurotransmitters.
Discuss the science of circadian rhythm as it contributes to depression, PTSD and bipolar disorder.
Analyze the differences between mental illness versus nutritional and hormonal imbalances.
Assess the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and effective treatment.
Dr. Leslie Korn is a renowned expert in Natural and Integrative Medicine specializing in the treatment of trauma, chronic illness and optimal wellness. She has provided over 65,000 hours of clinical care integrating in nutrition, herbal medicine, bodywork, yoga and psychotherapy.
She has directed the Center for Traditional Medicine, a public health natural medicine center, working in rural and urban communities in the USA and Mexico. 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.
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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