Practitioner Course

Nutrition and Labs for Mental Health

This three-part series is highly practical with lots of clinical tips on what and when your patients should be eating, all with clear explanations of the why and how these dietary strategies will help your patients.

Online Course
3 lessons


12 Months OR Subscriber Pass


90 min/lesson
4.5 Hours total


Dr Kristen Allott

About this course

Before we reach for any therapeutics for our mental health patients, we must first ensure that we have all of their fundamentals in order. And one of the most crucial for patients with mental health issues is diet. Maintaining adequate nutrition and especially stable, predictable blood glucose levels is essential for a balanced mood and attention.

Kristen Allott is a naturopathic physician who has focused on how diet and eating influence mental health. She finds that when she recommends the appropriate, and often quite simple advice, it makes rapid and substantial improvements in her patient’s functioning.

It has recently been shown that a person’s diet can be responsible for 50% of their depressive symptoms. Unstable glucose levels, as one example, can precipitate panic attacks, fatigue and impair decision making.

This three-part series is highly practical with lots of clinical tips on what and when your patients should be eating, all with clear explanations of the why and how these dietary strategies will help your patients.
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 how to improve energy and mental clarity in your patients
  • Learn simple strategies to prevent and stop anxiety and panic attacks
  • Know how glucose regulation impacts willpower, decision making and mental health
  • Understand the physiology of glucose regulation and its relevance to mental health
  • Know how to calculate and teach patient’s their “power supply” time
  • Discover which labs are useful to rule out physical causes of mental health
  • Learn the most appropriate ranges of the functional diagnostic test in mental health

What's in this course

Your Presenter

Dr Kristen Allott

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.