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.
Downloadable material about what depression is, its symptoms and certain types of depression.
Learn about the standard American diet (SAD) and food politics.
Learn about why farming to table is better than factory to table.
Learn more about why real food is better than processed food.
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.
Learn why artificial sweeteners are not what they are all cracked up to be.
Learn what essential fatty acids (EFA) are and their sources.
Learn about the difference between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
Learn about coconut, olive and butter fats.
Learn about Vitamin D, its functions and sources.
Learn about Vitamin B12, its functions and sources.
Learn about Vitamin B6, its functions and sources.
Learn about magnesium, its functions and sources.
Learn about iron, its functions and sources.
Learn about folate, its functions and sources.
Learn about phytonutrients, their functions and sources.
Learn about the macronutrient protein, its functions and sources.
Learn about fiber, what it is and its sources.
Learn how to detox from sugar and alcohol.
Learn why water should be your primary beverage of choice at all times.
View a sample menu on how to put all this information together.
Learn about movement and exercise.
Learn about how positive thinking can set your day off right!
Learn how the universal language of music and can help improve your mood.
Learn how pets can get you engaged on down days.
Learn the importance of community through social support.
Learn how aromatherapy can help you.
Learn how yoga is vital to getting centered.
Learn about massage therapy benefits.
Learn how color can impact mood.
Learn why professional help is okay and can be a necessity.
Learn about how light therapy is lifting.
Learn about how guided imagery benefits.
Learn how the power of prayer and meditation relieves stress!
Learn how forgiveness can move you forward.
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.