Topic: Feed Your Brain First
Using Amino Acid and Nutrient Therapy to Effectively Address Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia and Addiction without Medication
Date Aired: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Presenter: Christina Veselak, LMFT
Thermographic Diagnostic Imaging/Health through Awareness presents Christina Veselak, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in nutrition for emotional well-being and addiction recovery since 1985. The title of her presentation is “Feed Your Brain First: Using Amino Acid and Nutrient Therapy to Effectively Address Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia and Addiction without Medication.”
Neurotransmitters are the chemicals in our brains that mediate our moods and behaviors. When they are in balance, so are we. When they are depleted or out of balance, we will suffer from depression, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, etc. As a way of self-medicating, one may turn to mood altering substances to cope; this further depletes these crucial resources. In this presentation you will be introduced to nutrients such as amino acids that allow our brains to create and rebuild neurotransmitters. Amino acids, such as Tyrosine, GABA, 5HTP and others are easily available from your local vitamin store and help to improve mood and well-being within 20 minutes! They also may decrease withdrawal symptoms and cravings for addictive substances. You will also learn about the crucial vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids such as fish oil which help with effectiveness of the amino acids.
About the Presenter:
Christina Veselak, LMFT trained as a nutritionist in 1993 and specializes in nutrition for emotional well-being and addiction recovery. She has a private practice as a psychotherapist and mental health nutritionist through her clinic, Garden Gate Counseling and Consulting in Denver, Colorado; is program director of St. Ephraim Center, a nutritionally informed addiction and mental health counseling program in the Eastern Orthodox Church; and is a founding member and former Executive Director of The Alliance for Addiction Solutions. As the principal trainer for The Alliance, she speaks and teaches nationally on nutritional approaches to mental health and addiction treatment. She also runs and teaches two online certification programs in Biochemical and Nutritional Approaches to Mental Health and Addiction Recovery through her company, The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition. In addition, she consults with treatment programs, helping them integrate crucial nutritional elements into their programming.