Depression & Diet: What's Your Mood Got to Do with Food?
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Depression & Diet: What's Your Mood Got to Do with Food?

What one eats or drinks can add or take a bite out of one's quality of life.
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn What Depression Is
  • Know the symptoms of depression
  • Understand the dilemmas of the Standard American Diet.
  • Know the difference between inflammation and chronic inflammation.
  • Know and understand what substances in our food supply exacerbate depression
  • Understand how food effects behavior, mood and why.
  • Learn the functional differences between Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and their sources.
  • Obtain knowledge about the microbiome, where is it comes from and how it is connected to the brain.
  • Know which vitamins, minerals, spices and sources of macronutrients are vital for mental stability.
  • Learn methods to detox from sugar and alcohol.
  • Understand the functional differences between soluble and insoluble fiber and their sources.
  • Know how and what to grocery shop for and why.
  • Know what supplements to purchase and why.
  • Learn about prebiotics, probiotics and synbiotics and their sources.
  • Learn about other therapies, for mental health, besides Nutrition Therapy.
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  • Laptop or iPad to listen and watch the videos.

Have you ever thought depression or any other mental disorder is all in your head?  Well it’s not! This course will give you information about the microbiome and the brain-gut axis.  You are provided nutrition therapy advice on which nutrients, foods, spices and often consumed chemicals effect your brain, gut, microbiome, mood and behavior.  The standard American diet is discussed and why it is one of the main triggers for making you feel like blah, experience brain fog, trigger anxiety and unfavorable moods.  You will also learn methods to detoxify from sugar, which leads to weight loss, and why it is one of the root causes for inflammation.  You will be able to decide what types of oils to cook with or not and learn about Omega-3 fatty acids and the difference between Omega-3 fatty acids and Omega-6 fatty acids.  Certain vitamins are discussed such as Vitamin D and B12 and minerals like iron and magnesium.  You will also briefly learn why some people, genetically, cannot fully absorb certain nutrients that are vital to mental health.  You will learn briefly about true alcohol detoxification and healing spices like turmeric.  We will round out the lecture towards the end with other therapies that are beneficial in mental illness such as music therapy, pet therapy, light therapy, color therapy, yoga, meditation and so much more!  This course is for those dealing with depression and want more answers beside medication therapy, women dealing with post-partum depression, healthcare and behavioral health workers, health coaches, those interested in self-care and health & wellness geeks.  The majority of this course is in video format with supporting content to read and take notes from.  At the end of this course you know what nutrition therapy is best for your overall mental health & vitality and why.

Who is the target audience?
  • Individuals with Depression
  • Postpartum Pregnancy Mothers
  • Health and Wellness Enthusiast
  • PTSD Individuals
  • Those living with someone who has depression
  • Social Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Health Coaches
  • Information Enthusiast
  • Community Based Counselors
  • Those caring for someone who has depression
  • Life Coaches
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Meet the Instructor
1 Lecture 02:31

Meet Katrice Mayo and find out what you will learn about.

Preview 02:31
1 Lecture 00:02

Downloadable material about what depression is, its symptoms and certain types of depression.

What Is Depression
The Microbiome
2 Lectures 07:41

Learn about the Microbiome, its origins and the brain-gut axis.

Preview 06:35

Learn what types of foods are prebiotic, probiotic and synbiotic.

Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics
The Standard American Diet
3 Lectures 13:25

Learn about the standard American diet (SAD) and food politics.

Food Industry Politics & Marketing

Learn about why farming to table is better than factory to table.

Farm to Table vs. Factory to Table

Learn more about why real food is better than processed food.

Eat Your Plants
Inflammatory Foods & Substances
4 Lectures 13:34

Learn about what inflammation is and sugar's link to it.


Learn how caffeine can exacerbate anxiety.


Learn why artificial dyes are harmful and toxic.

Artificial Color Dyes

Learn why artificial sweeteners are not what they are all cracked up to be.

Artificial Sweeteners
Healthy Fats
3 Lectures 14:17

Learn what essential fatty acids (EFA) are and their sources.

Essential Fatty Acids

Learn about the difference between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.

What is the Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio All About?

Learn about coconut, olive and butter fats.

Edible Fats: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Butter
Vitamins, Minerals, Phytonutrients & Protein
8 Lectures 20:55

Learn about Vitamin D, its functions and sources.

Vitamin D

Learn about Vitamin B12, its functions and sources.

Vitamin B12

Learn about Vitamin B6, its functions and sources.

Vitamin B6

Learn about magnesium, its functions and sources.


Learn about iron, its functions and sources.


Learn about folate, its functions and sources.

Folic Acid/Folate

Learn about phytonutrients, their functions and sources.


Learn about the macronutrient protein, its functions and sources.

Helpful Spices
3 Lectures 07:11

Learn about the medicinal properties of turmeric and its functions.


Learn about the medicinal properties of cinnamon and its functions.

Preview 01:03

Learn about the medicinal properties of cocoa and its functions.

4 Lectures 15:09

Learn about fiber, what it is and its sources.

Why Fiber is Important

Learn how to detox from sugar and alcohol.

True Alcohol Detox & Sugar Detox

Learn why water should be your primary beverage of choice at all times.

Cleansing Water

View a sample menu on how to put all this information together.

Putting It All Together
Other Therapies at a Glance
15 Lectures 24:21

Learn about movement and exercise.

Movement & Exercise

Learn about how positive thinking can set your day off right!

Positive Thinking

Learn about ways to ensure adequate sleep hygiene.

Preview 01:21

Learn how the universal language of music and can help improve your mood.

Music Therapy

Learn how pets can get you engaged on down days.

Pet Therapy

Learn the importance of community through social support.

Social Support

Learn how aromatherapy can help you.


Learn how yoga is vital to getting centered.


Learn about massage therapy benefits.

Massage Therapy

Learn how color can impact mood.

Color Therapy

Learn why professional help is okay and can be a necessity.

Professional Help

Learn about how light therapy is lifting.

Light Therapy

Learn about how guided imagery benefits.

Guided Imagery

Learn how the power of prayer and meditation relieves stress!

Prayer & Meditation

Learn how forgiveness can move you forward.

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About the Instructor
Katrice Mayo, MS RDN
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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Speaker, Entrepreneur

Katrice Mayo is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 10 years experience practicing nutrition therapy.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Winston-Salem State University.   While working as a technology analyst for a Fortune 500 company, she decided to pursue her passion for helping others through nutrition, and entered the Didactic Program in Dietetics at Virginia State University and completed her internship through the university.  She also holds a Master's degree from James Madison University in Health Sciences. 

Katrice has also completed Food As Medicine Training from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.  She taught weekly nutrition therapy classes to mental health patients for the past 3 years and speaks for various organizations throughout the Richmond, Virginia community.  She loves helping and educating others about viewing food as medicine and self-care with a holistic touch.