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How Diet is Connected to Mental Health, Trauma & Addiction: A Practical Roadmap for Recovery

Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RDN
58 Minutes
Oct 16, 2020
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DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


The connection between what we eat, and how we feel, has been documented for over a decade in studies. Yet, few organizations dealing with mental health and addiction have incorporated this concept into their treatment protocols. Kristin Kirkpatrick will discuss the major dietary factors that impact depression, anxiety, and addiction. She will also detail why dietary intervention is essential to successful recovery as well.  Finally, Kristin will discuss the groundbreaking new program at the Meadows that is addressing these factors in an effort to better serve our patients, visitors and staff.


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  1. Participants will be able to identify the major dietary factors associated with mood.
  2. Participants will be able to discuss the Meadows Fuel Well program to their patients.
  3. Participants will understand the major studies associated with food, mood and recovery.


Fuel well

  • Discussion on the role that diet plays in mental health and recovery
  • Navigating a dietary discussion in a behavioral health practice

MIND diet

  • Components of the mind diet and studies showing the impact on brain health

Omega 3 fatty acid and Vitamin D studies

  • Data from three studies will be discussed
  • Best ways to increase sources of Omega 3 and Vitamin D

MTHFR deficiency

  • The role that MTHFR has on folate and depression levels
  • How to test for MTHFR

Gut health research

  • Discussion on the mind brain axis
  • Components that impact gut health

The impact that processed food / sugar / fast food has on mental health outcomes

  • Data on immune function and inflammation

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 1


Stephanie M

"Kristen was a wonderful presenter!"

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