Natural Therapies for Depression and Anxiety
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Natural Therapies for Depression and Anxiety

An in depth look at the causes of depression and anxiety as well as natural therapies for each.
4.4 (61 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
480 students enrolled
Created by Ross Pelton
Last updated 6/2015
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand the the many options to treat depression and anxiety
  • Learn about some of the harmful side effects of traditionally prescribed anti depressants and anti anxiety medication
  • Discover natural and safe methods to fight depression and anxiety
  • Nothing is needed in advance other than a desire to learn. This course covers all of the information needed to understand what the natural therapies are and why they work

Hello and thank you for your interest in this course.

My name is Ross Pelton and I'm known as The Natural Pharmacist. I've been a pharmacist, a nutritionist, an author and a health consultant for over 30 years. For years I have been alarmed at the widespread use of antidepressant and anti-anxiety drugs and their serious side effects. Now, I'm very excited to offer this course on Natural Therapies For Depression And Anxiety. I think it is important for people to realize that effective natural therapies for depression and anxiety are available.

This is an in-depth look at the multiple causes of these conditions as well as the natural therapies that can be used for both prevention and treatment. This is a content-heavy class, suitable for healthcare professionals as well as individuals who are serious about finding natural ways to combat depression and anxiety.

This course, which is over 4 hours long, is divided into short (5-10 minute) videos. Each short video section addresses one or two specific topics. Don't let the length of the course or the depth of material deter you. I truly believe that this information can change lives and I am excited to be sharing it with you

I extend best wishes for better health and greater happiness.

Sincerely, Ross

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for people who want an in depth look at natural therapies for depression and anxiety. Educators, health care professionals and students serious about mental health will all benefit from this course.
  • This course is probably not for you if you're looking for a quick, content light class or are looking for a "one pill solution" for depression and/or anxiety
Course content
Expand all 39 lectures 04:23:06
+ Depression
21 lectures 02:17:40

Ross' philosophy of health and discussion of healthy diet food recommendations.

Diet and Nutrition

Dietary link to depression. Comparison of commercial vs healthy/humane methods of raising beef, fish and chicken.

Dietary Link to Depression

Drug-induced nutrient depletions and how antidepressant reuptake inhibitors affect and change membrane receptors.

Drug Induced Nutrient Depletions

History of psychopharmacology and serendipity in drug discovery.

History of Pharmacology

Controversies in psychiatry: the placebo effect, the magic bullet theory and the chemical imbalance theory.

Controversies in Psychiatry

Controversies in psychiatry: Dr. Carlat, Dr. Irving Kirsch and Robert Whitaker's book Anatomy Of An Epidemic.

Controversies in Psychiatry Part 2

Discussion of the nervous system; neurotransmitters and neurotransmitter receptors.

Where and How do Psychotropic Drugs Act

Classes of antidepressants; comparison of tricyclic antidepressants with SSRIs.

Classes of Anti Depressant Drugs Part 1

Side effects of SSRI antidepressants

Classes of Anti Depressant Drugs Part 2

Introduction to natural therapies for depression and nutrient decline in commercial agriculture.

Natural Therapies for Depression - Introduction

Natural antidepressants; 5-HTP, vitamin B-6 and tyrosine

Natural Therapies for Depression - Specific

Nutrients required for synthesis of neurotransmitters & prescription drugs that deplete these nutrients; discussion of SAMe.

Nutrient Precursors for Neurotransmitter Synthesis

Discussion of folic acid and active L-methylfolate.

Folic Acid and B12 part 1

Vitamin B-12 and drugs that deplete vitamin B-12.

Folic Acid and B 12 part 2

Omega-3 fish oils and krill oil; Introduction to the Life Extension Foundation.

Omega 3 and Fish Oils

Magnesium's effectiveness for treatment-resistant depression and discussion of magnesium L-threonate


Studies reporting vitamin D and vitamin C effectiveness for depression

Vitamins D and C

Herbal products for depression: St. John's Wort and Ginkgo Biloba.

Herbal Products

Lifestyle factors affecting depression: exercise, sweetened drinks and light therapy.


Theories of depression; neurotransmitter dysfunction and the bundle damage theory of depression.

Theories of Depression part 1

How to stop and then repair damage to nerve fibers; antidepressant withdrawal symptoms.

Theories of Depression part 2
+ Anxiety
15 lectures 01:49:41

Causes of anxiety, overview of natural therapies for anxiety, and benzodiazepine drugs effects on GABA receptors.


L-theanine as a natural anti-anxiety agent and clinical studies supporting its beneficial effects.

Nutritional Therapies for Anxiety

Inositol for depression, panic attacks, OCD and agoraphobia.

Inosotol and Niacinimide part 1

Niacinamide for anxiety.

Inosotol and Niacinimide part 2

Magnesium and omega-3 fish oils as natural therapies for anxiety

Magnesium and Omega 3

The Gut: Your Second Brain and introduction to the human gastrointestinal tract and probiotics.

The Gut

The human genome project and powerful genome sequencing technology.

Human Genome Project

The human microbiome project and gut-brain communication

Human Microbiome Project

Relationship between obesity and anxiety and depression; how gut bacteria can make you fat.

Obesity Anxiety and Depression
Revolutionary Psychaitry
Revolutionary Psychiatry Part 2

Probiotics are strain specific; unique features of Dr. Ohhira's probiotics.


Who needs probiotics? Health issues associated with dysbiosis and dietary fiber to feed your probiotics.

Probiotic Fingerprint

Breathing exercises to suppress panic attacks; capnometry-assisted respiratory therapy (CART).


Benzodiazepine withdrawal; nutritional support for benzodiazepine withdrawal and summary of natural therapies for anxiety

+ Wrapping Up
2 lectures 04:57

Ross' most valued health resources for continuing education.

Ross' Favorite Resources

Final thoughts and contacting Ross for private consultations.

Final Thoughts