Practitioner Course

Functional Assessment for Mental Health

By identifying an underlying nutritional deficiency or inflammatory response in someone we can sometimes unravel a complex array of symptoms that were thought to be a mental health disorder but are clearly not.

Online Course
3 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
4.5 Hours total


Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, MS, L.Ac.

About this course

Mental Health disorders are complex, varied and frequently misdiagnosed. Many of the signs and symptoms that we attribute to depression and anxiety can also be due to other causes. By identifying an underlying nutritional deficiency or inflammatory response in someone we can sometimes unravel a complex array of symptoms that were thought to be a mental health disorder but are clearly not.

Kristen Allott has been taking this approach with her patients for a decade. She has had some amazing improvements in her patients with some simple adjustment to their diet or often just by repairing fundamental nutritional deficiencies.

The fatigue and mood changes of anaemia are frequently found in patients with depression. And the inflammatory response has deep neurological effects and needs to be considered and assessed more often. Kristen will show us how to conduct a physical examination to rule out physical trauma as potential causes that may be contributing to their symptoms.
What you receive:
  • Clear protocol explanations from some of the world's top practitioners
  • Clinical pearls for improved practice results
  • Access to your audio and video recordings via the App Store
  • A downloadable PDF of the presenter’s slides
  • Links to all referenced research papers and useful clinical handouts
  • Access to the community hub where you can get answers to your questions
  • A 30-day money back guarantee

From this course you will

  • Learn which factors can mimic the symptoms of several mental health conditions
  • Discover what to test for to uncover hidden contributors
  • See how simple changes can make substantial differences to mood, attention and calmness
  • Which parameters in a CBC are relevant to consider in mental health disorders
  • Review iron metabolism and how anaemia affects mood and energy
  • Review treatment suggestions for all of the discussed defects

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, MS, L.Ac.

Dr. Kristen Allott, ND, MS, L.Ac. is a naturopathic physician, national speaker, and pioneering advocate for the use of whole foods nutrition in the treatment of mental health disorders and addictions. Dr Allott is passionate about achievable results.

As a graduate of Bastyr University in both Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Masters in Acupuncture, she seeks to find the physiological and nutritional causes for the symptoms of mental health and addictions that are limiting her patient’s lives. In her clinical practice, she has refined her expertise on how to promote increased mental functioning by providing achievable treatments for fatigue, depression, anxiety, bipolar, ADHD, PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, addictions, and sugar cravings.

As Wellness Director of A Positive Alternative, an outpatient addictions treatment center in Seattle Washington, she focused on educating patients to do small experiments to improve energy and mental clarity and recognizing when their responsive brain is in control versus their reactive brain.

Known for her engaging speaking style and useful handouts, Dr Allott regularly presents to mental health providers and psychiatric nurse practitioner seminars on non-pharmaceutical interventions for mental health. Additionally, she consults with the Court Improvement Training Academy of State of Washington Courts to help optimize the brains for the high-stakes decision-making environment for Juvenile and Family Court System in the State of Washington. She has also been a plenary speaker for the Superior Courts Judges Conference on improving energy and mental clarity for decision making.

Dr Allott is passionate about educating individuals and communities about improving mental and physical health. As such, she has an active blog, newsletter, and free online connectors group. She is a co-author on two studies of how lifestyle and nutrition impact inflammatory pathways and is about to publish her first book.