Optimizing Brains: Understanding the Importance of Fuel

This webinar discusses how to have more energy and mental clarity. Supporting the idea that the body needs food to fuel the Mind, Brain, and Relationships we'll cover:

  • How food affects the brain, energy levels and mental clarity,
  • How to differentiate among trauma, anxiety and hypoglycemia, and
  • How to differentiate between depression and fatigue

Included in this is an overview of some key research, the physiology involved, and some tools that can be used to help people who need a little more bandwidth to lower anxiety and depression, decrease fatigue and end early morning waking insomnia.

Connectors Group Webinar. May 13, 2016

Table to Contents for Video

  • The overview of the research begins at 1:52
  • The physiology discussion begins at 9:27
  • An explanation of the benefits of protein begins at 32:17
  • Some helpful tools are provided, beginning at 49:19

Serum Ferritin

The below video was part of Dr. Allott's online training series Tools for Mental Healthcare: Food and Labs.

Tools for Mental Health: Serum Ferritin. July 15th, 2016

Handouts from the Webinar on Serum Ferritin

  1. A PDF of the slide presentation to use as a reminding in your clinical practice
  2. A summary handout on Serum Ferritin for your use in your clinical practice

C Reactive protein (CRP)

The below video was part of Dr. Allott's online training series Tools for Mental Healthcare: Food and Labs.

Tools for Mental Health: CRP. August 12th, 2016

Handouts from the Webinar on C Reactive Protein

  1. A PDF of the slide presentation to use as a reminding in your clinical practice
  2. A summary handout on CRP for your use in your clinical practice

Audio: The Connection Between Depression and Diabetes

Click on the link below to listen to a brief discussion on the connection between depression and diabetes with Dr. Kristen Allott and Aron Choi, a Bastyr University medical student.

Podcast: Dealing with Fatigue or Depression

In this podcast Dr. Allott discusses some of the physical causes for fatigue and reviews a list of labs that can help differentiate between fatigue and depression. In the podcast, a blog post with the same title is referenced, which may also be of interest. There is also a sample letter that you can bring to your primary care physician, requesting the blood work discussed in the podcast, to help you start this discussion.

Using the EcoCycle as a Tool to Plan for the New Year

This webinar discusses how to prepare for the New Year. Everyone has something that they want to change or start, but sometimes we get stuck because we want to get to the mature practice before we birth the change into our actual lives. We want perfection before we have process or we have a process that has become too ridged for dynamic change. In this webinar Dr. Allott shares a handout that has helped her and her clients better see where they are in the change cycle and take actionable steps to move forward.

Connectors Group Webinar November 11 2016