All resources from Dr. Allott are provided for educational and informational purposes only. As Dr. Allott is also a licensed medical practitioner, we must make it clear that nothing on the blog is intended to constitute medical advice, consultation, recommendation, diagnosis, or treatment. If you are concerned about your health, please seek appropriate care in your area.
This is a guide for starting a Protein for All™ Program. Although it is primarily directed at the Family and Juvenile Court System, it can be used for any organization that wants improve decision making, energy and mental clarity while decreasing the symptoms of primary and secondary trauma.
These hand outs were specifically developed to help individuals in the Family and Juvenile court system keep their brains fed to be at their best. The four handouts included in this series: (1) Be At Your Best, (2) In Court, (3) during Evaluations & Assessments, and (4) at Visits.
These hand outs were specifically developed to help individuals in the Family and Juvenile court system keep their brains fed to be at their best. The four handouts included in this series: (1) Be At Your Best, (2) In Court, (3) during Evaluations & Assessments, and (4) at Visits. The Spanish handouts are provided as word documents, as colloquialisms in Spanish may need to be edited for specific audiences.
Dr. Allott provides continuing education through PESI for mental health professionals. These are the handouts that accompany this 2-day course. If you would like to learn more about the training, please go to PESI.com.
How do you ask your primary care provider to do more than just give medications for depression? How do you get them to rule out the physical causes of symptoms that might look like depression and/or fatigue? Can anxiety have physical causes that can be additive to an already stressful situation that are worth ruling out? The answer is YES! And you have to ask for what you want.
We all have times when we want to feel better. This handout gives you the tools to do a basic 3-day experiment to see if the fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, or irritation are related to glucose supply and are a physiological reaction indicating that you are not adequately fueling your body and brain for the situation.
This is an additional handout for vegetarians and vegans, who have downloaded optimizing brains with protein. Increasing your dietary protein intake helps stabilize blood glucose, which in turn enhances and sustains your energy levels and mental clarity – We all want this. However, thinking of what to eat to get enough protein can be hard. This handout has lots of suggestions for brain-smart meals.
Power supply of the body is essential for good decision-making. Making a practice of monitoring your body’s energy is like monitoring the gas in the tank of your car you want to check-in occasionally so that you don’t get stranded. If you are running low on energy, what can you do to refuel it?
Can you predict how much energy and mental clarity you will have after eating something? Do you know how to read a food label to predict feeling good for the next 3-4 hours? Do you believe the food industry knows about your individual health? This handout on how to read food labels will help you make more brain-smart food choices.
Making a commitment to helping ourselves is the hardest of commitments. This handout helps us to stay focused on supporting our energy and mental clarity so that we have the energy to do what we love.
How long does it typically take for you to recover from a cold or flu? 3-4 days or 10 to 15 days? This handout provides five steps that I recommend for adults to feel better quicker.
Thinking about changing your diet? Have you changed your diet in the past and didn’t stick with it? Does your friend have the perfect diet idea that you think you should try? Diet is one of the hardest patterns to successful change. Consider reading all of these considerations before you change your diet again, or work with someone changing their diet.
Can a therapist discuss diet and make recommendations? Dr. Allott asked Eric Strom, a lawyer who specializes in the laws dealing with mental health to research the legality of mental health professionals discussing food with their clients.
Can a professional, such as a lawyer, discuss diet and make recommendations? Dr. Allott asked Eric Strom, a lawyer who specializes in the laws dealing with mental health to research the legality of professionals discussing food with their clients.
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The Adult Attachment Interview can provide important information about the events and patterns in our early development that influence our current relationship. Dr. Kristen Allott developed a similar interview to bring understanding around how we view our relationship to food and to our bodies.
We work with our anxiety and other people’s anxiety all the time. Anxiety can create challenges at work or within our family. We know what questions to ask about what makes us emotionally anxious; but what if part of the cause of our anxiety or the anxiety of the people around us is physical?
You start the holidays with the best of intentions, but it quickly becomes a cycle of cookies, candy, alcohol and feeling anxious and ashamed. Does this sound like you? This book will help you maintain your energy and mental clarity and reduce sugar binges through achievable steps.
Did you know that if ferritin is below 50 mcg/L in women, that most women are fatigued? Can you identify the difference between a fatigued woman and a depressed woman? Certainly, fatigue can make depression worse or prolong grief. Understanding that CBC is not enough and the importance of assessing ferritin is examined in this workbook.
Studies show that inflammation contributes to depression, bipolar and other mental health conditions. However, it is rarely considered by mental health professionals. This booklet is a summary of why CRP should be ordered and how to treat inflammation in mental health conditions.