Nutrition and Mental Health
Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RDN, author of Linking Nutrition to Mental Health has written another very interesting book! It explores the influence of nutrients or nutrient deficiencies on mental health through the current scientific literature on nutrition and addictions, aggression, depression, dementia, ASDs, and ADHD. Topics are as diverse as aging, brain physiology, eating studies, genetics, and psychology. She offers charts and summaries to help guide interpretation of results, and an extensive glossary.
- (2000) Science of food and nutrition
- (2010) Botanicals, phytochemicals
- (2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis
- (2050) Genetics
- (2060) Immunology
- (2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
- (2080) Microbiology, food toxicology
- (2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
- (2100) Nutritional biochemistry
- (2110) Physiology, exercise physiology
- (3000) Nutrition assessment & Diagnosis
- (3005) Nutrition Diagnosis
- (3010) Assessment methodology
- (3040) Food consumption, fluid balance
- (3060) Laboratory tests
- (3070) Pharmacological, drug/nutrient, herbal interaction
- (3100) Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
- (5000) Medical Nutrition Therapy
- (5110) Allergies, sensitivities
- (5180) Developmental disorders
- (5200) Disordered eating
- (5220) Gastrointestinal disorders
- (5230) Hematological disorders, anemia
- (5280) Nutrient deficiencies, Failure to thrive
- (5290) Metabolic disorders, Inborn errors
- (5300) Neurological: stroke, Alzheimer's, dementia, Parkinson's spinal cord injuries
- (5320) Psychiatric disorders, anxiety
- (5350) Substance abuse, alcoholism
- (5370) Weight management, obesity
- (5420) Complimentary care, alternative therapies
Levels 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 6.1.2, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 10.2.4
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion of this course, users will be able to:
1. Discuss four ways various nutrients, whether depleted or in excess, affect mental health.
2. Identify five mental health concerns that may result from depleted nutritional status, food allergies or sensitivities, or eating disorders.
3. Better identify nutritional status and interventions to help support and improve mental function.
4. Give more accurate, individualized nutritional care to clients on how to improve their diets with foods and nutritional supplements for the improvement of mental health.
- Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)
- Dietetics Technician Registered (DTR/NDTR)
- Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)
- Registered Nurse (RN)
- Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy Professional
Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RD is a highly qualified dietitian with extensive mental health training and experience. In this book, Ruth explores the growing body of research in health, nutrition, psychology, mental well-being, and chronic disease, as they intersect with various nutrients and nutrient deficiencies or excesses.