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Beyond Fish Oil: 10 Dietary Strategies to Improve and Balance Mood

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1 Hour 56 Minutes
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Jun 23, 2014
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Depression, anxiety and bipolar, along with attention, are affected by food and dietary intake. Discover the secrets behind the food-mind-body connection and how to help your clients improve their well-being through food, simple nutrients and behavioral strategies. Clients can experience an improvement in mood and attention when they make simple changes to their nutritional status. Join Dr. Leslie Korn, psychotherapist and expert in mental health nutrition, and explore the latest, most effective nutritional strategies to integrate into your client’s everyday life.

The last part of the presentation includes a kitchen demonstration with Dr. Korn as she shares healthy food preparation strategies that are cost and time effective.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Incorporate a simple and effective diet and mind/body/food history into your assessment process to guide your interventions.
  • Learn 10 easy dietary “fixes” and proactive strategies to improve mood and attention in children and adults.
  • Live kitchen demonstration!



This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD.



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Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB, is a renowned integrative medicine clinician and educator specializing in the use of nutritional, herbal and culinary medicine for the treatment of trauma and emotional and chronic physical illness. She is known for her dynamism and humor as a speaker. She has provided over 50,000 hours of treatment in private practice for diverse populations. Her clinical practice focuses on providing clients effective alternatives to psychotropics. She completed her graduate education in the departments of psychiatry and public health at Harvard Medical School and her life training in the jungle of Mexico where she lived and worked alongside local healers for over 25 years. She directed a naturopathic medicine and training clinic facilitating health, culinary and fitness retreats. She is licensed and certified in nutritional therapy, mental health counseling, and bodywork (Polarity and Cranial Sacral and medical massage therapies) and is an approved clinical supervisor. She introduced somatic therapies for complex trauma patients in out-patient psychiatry at Harvard Medical school in 1985 and served as a consultant in ethnomedicine to the Trauma Clinic, Boston. She is the former clinical director and faculty of New England School of Acupuncture and faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

She is the author of the seminal book on the body and complex trauma: Rhythms of Recovery: Trauma, Nature and the Body (Routledge, 2012), Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health (W.W. Norton, 2016), Eat Right Feel Right: Over 80 Recipes and Tips to Improve Mood, Sleep, Attention & Focus (PESI, 2017), Multicultural Counseling Workbook: Exercises, Worksheets & Games to Build Rapport with Diverse Clients (PESI, 2015), and The Good Mood Kitchen (W.W. Norton, 2017). She was a founder of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Fulbright scholar in Herbal Medicine and an NIH-funded scientist, in mind/body medicine. She is an approved clinical supervisor and is the research director at the Center for World Indigenous Studies where she designs culinary and herbal medicine programs with tribal communities engaged in developing integrative medicine programs.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Leslie Korn maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with the Center for Traditional Medicine and the Center for World Indigenous Studies. She is a published author and receives royalties. She receives a speaking honorarium and book and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Dr. Leslie Korn is a member of Integrative Medicine for the Underserved and the Nutritional Therapy Association.


  1. Utilize simple food/mood diary and analysis with clients.
  2. Identify how protein, fats and carbohydrates affect mood.
  3. Show how nutrition strategies can improve mood, mood lability and attention in children and adults.


Food and Mood

  • Mind / body / food connection
  • Effects of food on mood and attention
  • Link between inflammatory foods and mood
  • Simple nutrition and behavior assessment and checklist

10 Nutrition Strategies

  • Effective use of supplementation to improve and balance mood
    • Protein
    • Fats
    • Carbohydrates
  • Identify and treat sugar & carbohydrate addiction
  • Simple food/nutrient recipes for children and adults to improve attention
  • Alternatives to taking pharmaceuticals
  • Use magnesium to reduce anxiety
  • Fiber for mood stabilization
  • Fermented foods to reduce anxiety
  • Non-toxic methods to improve -bipolar disorder

Now to the Kitchen:

  • Preparing healthy food for a busy week
  • High nutrient smoothies
  • Crockpot cooking and salad prep

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Case Managers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, and other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 13


maryanne h

"Really educational! Useful information!"

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