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Nutrition Essentials for Mental Health

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Leslie Korn, PhD, is a clinician specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine. A core faculty member of Capella University's Mental Health Counseling Program, she served as a Fulbright scholar on traditional medicine, a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School, and a NationalInstitutes of Health-funded research scientist in mind/body medicine. In 1975, she founded the Center for Traditional Medicine, a public health clinic in rural indigenous Mexico that she directed for over 25 years. Author of six books, she teaches and consults internationally for mental health professionals and tribal communities. James Lake, MD, is on the clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. He practices in Central California.


I highly recommend this book to any professional or clinician working in the mental health field, as it will provide an invaluable resource for their patients. Korn's unique ability to articulate a collaborative approach toward compassionate mental health care is refreshing. With years of clinical experience supported by decades of evidence-based research, her book enables clinicians to help their patients understand the underlying biological processes driving their mood and behavior and make the necessary changes to restore balance.--James M. Greenblatt, MD, Integrative Psychiatrist, Editor of Integrative Therapies for Depression (04/14/2016)
If there is one book that I would recommend for mental health professionals to use when discussing dietary changes with their clients, this is it. It covers every conceivable aspect of the interaction between diet and mental health, and synthesizes all of the leading research into a highly readable text.--Lila Elizabeth Massoumi, MD, ABIHM, Chair of the APA Caucus on Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine (04/14/2016)
A must-read guidebook for patients and practitioners. This comprehensive mental health care resource illuminates the landscape of nutrition, including the latest research on the gut-brain connection, the role food intolerances can play in disrupting the nervous system, supplement guidelines, and powerful food-as-medicine strategies.--Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, author of The Swift Diet (04/14/2016)
Dr. Korn expertly guides readers to understand the complex--and fundamental--relationship between diet and mental well-being. This essential book will prepare clinicians to more effectively and holistically support their clients' mental health.--Dr. Tabatha Parker, ND, Education Director of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine; Professor, Global Health Masters, NCNM (04/14/2016)

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