The Anxiety Summit Season 1 (June 2014)

Food Mood Expert and Certified Nutritionist Trudy Scott interviewed 20+ of the world’s experts and opinion leaders on the very powerful connection between food and mood. Hear the science and learn transformational tools you can apply right away. Be empowered and take charge!

Expert Speakers & Topics

Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution


The Anxiety Summit: stats, trends and gems

  • Why The Anxiety Summit
  • Stats on anxiety and related health issues such as depression, emotional eating, addictions, insomnia, IBS, ADHD and autism
  • Disturbing trends we’re seeing with toddlers, in high schools and at colleges
  • Gems from each of the upcoming speakers

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. She is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

Dr. Kelly Brogan, M.D., Holistic women’s health psychiatry

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Misunderstood and Mistreated: Reinventing Psychiatry

  • misconceptions around causes of mental illness
  • the danger of psychiatry and a better model of mental illness
  • bodily problems that masquerade as psychiatric
  • top lifestyle interventions and powerful natural treatments

Dr. Brogan is boarded in Psychiatry/Psychosomatic Medicine/Reproductive Psychiatry and Integrative Holistic Medicine, and practices Functional Medicine, a root-cause approach to illness as a manifestation of multiple-interrelated systems. After studying Cognitive Neuroscience at M.I.T., and receiving her M.D. from Cornell University, she completed her residency and fellowship at Bellevue/NYU. She is one of the nation’s only physicians with perinatal psychiatric training who takes a holistic evidence-based approach in the care of patients with a focus on environmental medicine and nutrition. She is also a mom of two, and an active supporter of women’s birth experience, rights to birth empowerment, and limiting of unnecessary interventions. She is the Medical Director for Fearless Parent, and an advisory board member for, Pathways to Family Wellness, NYS Perinatal Association, and Fisher Wallace. She practices in NYC and is on faculty at NYU/Bellevue.

Dr. Felice Jacka, Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

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The Research: Food to prevent and treat anxiety and depression?

  • Organizations and collaboration in nutritional psychiatry research and prevention
  • Study: Traditional diet lowers the risk of anxiety and depression in women
  • The surprising benefits of grass-fed red meat for improved mood
  • Food and mental health research in Norway, Japan, UK and Spain, across all ages and socioeconomic levels
  • Ongoing research on diet to prevent depression and future research on the gut

Dr. Felice Jacka’s ongoing program of research focuses on lifestyle as a risk factor for the common mental disorders, depression and anxiety. She is a Principal Research Fellow at Deakin University within the IMPACT Strategic Research Centre and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research ( and the Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders (

Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and bestselling author of Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat

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How to Live Gorgeously and Rock Your Inner Cavegirl

  • Paleo eating for anxiety, stress, weight management and autoimmunity
  • Finding your own carbohydrate tolerance and why eat red meat
  • How to set up your own tension taming routine
  • The effects of toxic cosmetics on your health and anxiety

Widely respected as an industry expert, Esther was voted Best Nutritionist by Manhattan Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, the ISAAC show, ABC-TV, FOX- 5′s Good Day NY, Fox News Live, CW11 morning news, Martha Stewart Radio, Lime Radio, and Bloomberg Radio. A self-titled Food Fashionista, Esther is an in-demand authority frequently quoted in InTouch, Time Magazine, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, In Style, iVillage, Martha Stewart Weddings, Bazaar, Self, Fitness, Marie Claire, Cosmo, Delicious Living, Time Out New York, Women’s Health, Body and Soul, Clean Eating, and Health.

Esther received a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston and is a graduate of New York University, where she received her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition. Esther is credentialed as a registered dietitian, a certified dietitian-nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist (CNS), a license of the American College of Nutrition (ACN)’s certifying arm, the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists (CBNS). She is also a member of the American Dietetic Association, Dietitians in Functional Medicine, Nutritionists in Complementary Care, and the Connecticut Dietetic Association.

Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism

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BioIndividual Nutrition for Anxiety: How special diets and avoiding certain foods can support individuals with anxiety

  • how the body and brain are connected
  • opiates, salicylates, amines, glutamates and oxalates
  • how special diets can help: GFCF, GAPS, low oxalate diet, FODMAPs
  • how to support biochemical pathways such as sulfation and methylation

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and nutrition for pregnancy. Her approached is based on the BioIndividual NutritionTM needs of each person. She provides dietary guidance backed by scientific research and applied clinical experience. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, has helped people around the world to make food and nutrition choices that aid the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays. She presents at leading autism conferences in the US and abroad, and is the Nutrition Editor of the Autism File magazine. She is on the scientific advisory board for USAAA (U.S. Autism & Asperger Association) and the Autism Nutrition Research Center. She is the co-founder of Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit and

Mira Dessy, Certified Nutrition Educator, Real Food Advocate, and author of The Pantry Principle

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How additives in your food can make you anxious

  • neurobehavioral effects of artificial sweeteners Aspartame and Splenda
  • MSG: effects on the HPA axis and serotonin
  • the ‘mystery math’ of trans fats, azodicarbonamide/ADA and BVO
  • the endocrine disrupting chemical BPA

Mira Dessy is a Certified Nutrition Educator, a Real Food Advocate, and the author of The Pantry Principle: how to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. Mira is a professional member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Holistic Health Association. She is also the Senior Vice President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Houston Chapter/North. She speaks frequently to laypeople and nutrition professionals on how to navigate the grocery store’s mammoth packaged food stock, to decipher confusing food labels, and to choose healthy foods. Her motto is “Eat well to be well.”

Amanda Swart, Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Rooibos: a functional food in the management of stress

  • the role rooibos plays in the maintenance of normal cortisol levels
  • the influence of rooibos on cytochrome P450 enzymes
  • the polyphenols and flavonoids found in rooibos
  • other health benefits of rooibos

Amanda Swart is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry at Stellenbosch University. She teaches undergraduate courses while also managing her research program and her postgraduate students. Professor Swart has been investigating the influence of natural products on the adrenal cytochrome P450 enzymes (P450s) for a number of years. These enzymes catalyze the biosynthesis of steroid hormones – glucocorticoids (cortisol and corticosterone), mineralocorticoids (aldosterone) and adrenal androgens (androstenedione). She has devoted years to studying adrenal steroid hormone biosynthesis and the structure/function aspects of the P450s, using the baboon enzymes as her model system, linking these to the human P450s for comparative analyses.
Running alongside her interest in steroid hormones is her interest in natural plant products. The P450s are enzymes ideally suited to studies investigating the bioactivity of plant extracts and secondary plant metabolites. Her recent publications into the influence of Rooibos, a herbal tea, on cortisol biosynthesis, supports it’s potential as a functional food and has led to much public interest, locally and internationally

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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How aluminum and glyphosate (Roundup) collaborate to cause anxiety, depression, autism and celiac disease

  • Why glyphosate is sprayed on wheat right before the harvest, and how this explains the epidemic in gluten intolerance
  • How glyphosate disrupts gut bacteria causing a deficiency in beneficial bacteria and an overgrowth of pathogenic forms
  • How glyphosate depletes minerals like cobalt, zinc, molybdenum, and manganese by caging them; and how it depletes serotonin and GABA levels
  • How glyphosate disrupts cytochrome P450 enzymes in the gut and liver, with devastating consequences

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has a Bachelor’s degree from MIT in biology, and her PhD from MIT is in computer science. Recently, Dr. Seneff has become very concerned about the current autism epidemic, and her research leads her to believe that environmental toxic chemicals play a critical role in this epidemic, as well as in most other modern chronic diseases. Together with collaborators, she has published several peer-reviewed papers on this topic.

Margaret Floyd, nutritional therapist, writer, real food advocate and author of Eat Naked

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Comfort food or sweet misery? How sugar controls your mood and how to get it out of your diet

  • why sugar is so harmful to our mood, where it hides in the diet and how to get it out
  • why protein is so important and why we shouldn’t be afraid of fat
  • the challenges of gluten, soy, and other food toxins
  • other important aspects of real whole food eating

Margaret Floyd is a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life.
Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association and was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, California through which she supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through diet and lifestyle changes.

Margaret is the author of Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You published by New Harbinger Publications in 2011. She is also the coauthor with Chef James Barry of the follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, released May, 2012. She currently blogs at as well as several other health-related websites.

Julia Ross, MFT, pioneer in the field of Amino Acid Therapy and the author of best sellers The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure

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Eliminating Anxiety: Amino Acid Therapy and Adrenal Balancing

  • the role of low serotonin and low GABA in anxiety
  • when to use tryptophan versus 5-HTP
  • the effectiveness of oral GABA supplements
  • how to assess for neurotransmitter deficiencies and the ineffectiveness of urinary neurotransmitter testing
  • the adrenals and excess cortisol: how to correct this cause of anxiety
  • the issues with using benzodiazapines and SSRIs for anxiety

Julia Ross, M.F.T. holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is a pioneer in the field of Neuro-nutrient Therapy and the author of two best sellers: The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure. Trained and licensed as a psychotherapist, she has founded and directed six innovative outpatient programs for the treatment of mood problems, addictions, and eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area. She introduced amino acid therapy into her programs in 1988 as the executive director of the Recovery Systems Clinic in Mill Valley, California and saw her programs’ success rates soar as a result. Since then, nearly 4000 clients have experienced its benefits.

To visit Ross’ new Virtual Clinic for Food Cravers see Craving elimination is one of the most outstanding benefits of amino acid therapy.

Julia Ross’ brain-targeted nutritional therapy has been featured frequently on radio and television and in publications ranging from the Journal of Molecular Psychiatry to Vogue, The Townsend Letter and Psychology Today. She lectures internationally and has taught at several Bay Area universities. She provides consultation and training throughout the U.S. to health professionals and in 2011 created a certification program for those interested in becoming Neuro-nutrient Therapy Specialists.

The Mood Cure was a finalist for “The Books for a Better Life Award” and its alternative approach to depression was featured on NBC-TV news programs aired throughout the U.S. It has been translated into German and Japanese. The Diet Cure has been a top seller in the U.S. since 2000. Its revised edition was published in 2012 in the U.S. and France.

To learn more about Julia Ross and her Neuronutrient Therapy Institute visit

Dr. Hyla Cass, M.D. board-certified in psychiatry and integrative medicine and the author of Natural Highs and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

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The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free

  • how to recognize the signs addiction
  • why do we become addicted and what is the connection to anxiety
  • food/carbs/sugar, caffeine, alcohol and drug addictions
  • how can we end addiction without suffering/withdrawal

Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified in psychiatry and neurology, as well as in integrative and holistic medicine. She is one of the country’s foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine, combining the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 30 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances. She is recognized for helping people to come off both psychiatric medication and substances of abuse with the use of targeting nutritional supplements, including her own unique formulations. They also serve to enhance mind, mood, energy and memory, naturally. Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, on shows such as The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E! Entertainment, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User’s Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, Natural Highs, Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and The Addicted Brain and How to Break Free. See her website for more information

Dr. Josh Friedman, Psy.D., CHHC, Integrative Psychotherapist

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Integrative Psychotherapy: My Journey from Psychoanalysis to Whole Person Mental Health

  • Why he uses nutrition and functional medicine, together with therapy
  • 5-HTP and GABA for anxiety, inositol for OCD and DPA for “broken-hearted-ness
  • LENS and other forms of neurofeedback

Dr. Josh Friedman earned his doctorate in Psychology for New York University and received Post-Doctoral Training in Psychoanalysis for the Training and research institute for Self Psychology in New York City. He worked at as an eating disorders psychotherapist at the esteemed Renfrew Center of New York and is on the Faculty of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For more than 10 years he has worked as a psychologist with adults, couples and Families.

As his practice has evolved, it became clear to him that something was missing from traditional psychotherapeutic approaches. Curiosity and a chance meeting led him to discover the word of Nutritional Psychology, which teaches many psychological issues are caused or made worse by underlying biochemical/ nutritional deficiencies. Further exploration led him to the practice of yoga, with its emphasis on breathing, meditation and movement for emotional centering.

To enhance his effectiveness in helping patient to heal and grow, he became certified as Holistic Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York and has studied with Mental Health Nutritional leaders Dr. Charles Gant, MD, Ph.D., Julia Ross, MA, and Tim Kuss, Ph.D. Dr. Friedman is an avid yoga practitioner and a student of Susi Amendola, ERYT 500.

His latest endeavor has been into the world of Neurofeedback, which directly provides the brain information about its own functioning, and as a result increases self-regulatory functioning and flexibility, leading to improved behavioral outcomes.

Dr. Friedman’s practice now offers integrative psychotherapy services which combines the healing power of insight oriented psychotherapy with education about lifestyle and nutritional tools that have shown scientific efficacy in improving mental health symptoms.

Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution

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How zinc and vitamin B6 prevent pyroluria and social anxiety

  • The history of pyroluria and Carl Pfeiffer’s work with schizophrenic patients
  • The symptoms of pyroluria and the relationship to anxious introverts
  • How to assess for pyroluria: the questionnaire and lab tests
  • Nutrients for pyroluria: forms and tips to enhance absorption

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. She is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

Dr. Anna Cabeca, DO, Gynecologist and Obstetrician, co-creator of Sexy Younger You

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The role of our hormones and neurotransmitters in anxiety

  • the bodies’ monthly and lifetime hormonal changes and how to claim balance
  • the hormone – neurotransmitter connection
  • key TLC’s you can make to gain hormone harmony and balanced moods

Dr. Anna Cabeca is a board certified Gynecologist and Obstetrician, as well as board certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, an expert in Functional Medicine, and an expert in women’s health. She specializes in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and natural alternatives, successful menopause and age management medicine. Dr. Cabeca earned her medical degree from Nova-Southeastern University of the Health Sciences in Florida. Since completing her residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, she has maintained a private practice in Southeast Georgia.

Dr. Cabeca frequently lectures nationally and internationally regarding restorative health and women’s health issues. She is a consultant and trainer for other physicians in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Functional Medicine Principles.

A mother of five, Dr. Cabeca is a native English speaker who is conversant in four languages. Growing up in a multi-lingual and cultural household nurtured her love for international medicine and travel, which she pursues to this day. She has traveled around the world learning healing modalities from leading physicians, scientists, and other practitioners across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Her belief is that the advantages of creating health and hormone balance are that we not only improve our own health, but also improve the health of our generations to follow.

She is the co-creator of the Sexy Younger You telesummit and the creator of the highly acclaimed virtual transformational programs: and

Dr. Amy Day, ND, specialist in stress, fatigue and hormonal issues

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Adrenal health for more energy, less anxiety and balanced hormones

  • the adrenals: what they are and how they affect mood, sleep, energy and hormonal health
  • the 3 Rhythms to Save Yourself from Stress
  • herbs for adrenal health and anxiety
  • amino acids to calm your anxiety

Dr. Amy Day, ND received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in Portland, OR and was among the first NDs licensed in California. After eight years at San Francisco Natural Medicine, Dr. Amy opened her private practice in Berkeley in 2012, specializing in helping busy professional women with stress, fatigue and hormonal issues. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Endometriosis Association and is a past board member of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association.

Dr. Amy provides experienced and compassionate care to help women get to the bottom of their hormone issues including adrenal/thyroid health, perimenopause/menopause, PMS, PCOS and endometriosis. She uses an integrated approach combining diet, exercise, lifestyle counseling, stress management, nutritional supplements, botanical medicines and bioidentical hormones as she guides women on the journey to optimal wellness. Learn more at

Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, author of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Anxiety

  • Why hypothyroidism can sometimes feel like anxiety and the definition of autoimmunity
  • How common is it and an overview of the best testing
  • The role of the gut and food intolerances
  • The key nutrients: zinc, iodine, selenium and more

Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a passionate, innovative, solution focused pharmacist with an exceptional blend of creativity, empathy and clinical experience. 
Dr. Wentz received the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree in 2006 from Midwestern University and has excelled in numerous professional roles; including working as a community pharmacist, a clinical consulting pharmacist and later a medication safety pharmacist.

She is a Fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, and holds certifications in Medication Therapy Management as well as Advanced Diabetes Care and is also a 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Innovation Award from the Illinois Pharmacists Association.

After being diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in 2009, Dr. Wentz was surprised at the lack of conventional medical knowledge about lifestyle interventions for Hashimoto’s, hypothyroidism, and autoimmune conditions. She decided to take on lifestyle interventions as a personal mission in an effort to help herself and others with Hashimoto’s.

Dr. Wentz is the author of the best-selling patient guide Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about improved the impact of appropriate diagnosis, medication management, lifestyle interventions and functional medicine treatments on patient outcomes. Learn more at

Corey Schuler, MS, DC, board-certified nutrition specialist, chiropractic physician

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Roots, Leaves, and Vitamin Bs for Anxiety

  • Oral lavender for anxiety: safety, research and mechanism of action
  • 4 key B vitamins for anxiety and HPA dysregulation
  • 3 types of sex hormone dysregulation in women and the role of Femmenessence
  • Unique non-supplement approaches for anxiety

Corey Schuler, MS, DC, LN, CNS, CNP. Dr. Schuler’s clinical practice is focused on mood, behavior, and metabolic health. He is director of the Metabolic Treatment Center in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, graduating from the University of Bridgeport and Northwestern Health Sciences University. He is a board-certified nutrition specialist, board-certified in holistic nutrition, a licensed nutritionist, and chiropractic physician. He is also a doctoral candidate in behavioral health at Arizona State University.

Dr. Schuler is core faculty at the School of Applied Clinical Nutrition at New York Chiropractic College. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) and an advisor to the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Schuler is a reviewer for the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. He is a member of Institute for Functional Medicine, American College of Nutrition, American Nutrition Association, and NANP.

In addition to his role on the medical advisory board for three leading nutraceutical companies, Dr. Schuler is a medical writer for the nutrition industry.

Coleen Walsh, MFA, MNT, Functional Nutritionist, Master Nutrition Therapist

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Are Your Genes Depressing You?: MTHFR and your mood

  • the Methylation Cycle overview, MTHFR and B vitamins as cofactors
  • how MTHFR effects the BH4 cycle and serotonin and dopamine
  • factors that disturb methylation, how to test and what to do
  • epigenetics and how SNPs are not our destiny

Coleen is a Functional Nutritionist and Master Nutrition Therapist. Dubbed the “methyl queen” by colleagues, Coleen’s specialty is genetic SNPs (mutations) in the methylation cycle, including MTHFR, and the conditions that surround them. She is the owner of Harvesting Nutrition, a private nutrition therapy practice, and is a teacher of health and nutrition classes at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Whole Foods Market, and various other venues including hospitals, corporate businesses, and non-profit organizations. Coleen is the recipient of the 2014 NANP Impact Award from the National Association of Nutrition Professionals for her work with MTHFR and methylation.

A former professional dancer, choreographer and professor, Coleen battled a brain injury, depression, chronic pain, multiple autoimmune diseases, and a slew of degenerative conditions but turned her health around with holistic nutrition. Finding out that she had the MTHFR mutation was instrumental in her recovery, and now her passion is to educate the broader community about methylation and MTHFR. She attended Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) in Denver, CO and is currently completing the Functional Medicine & Lab Interpretation Series with Dr. Brandon Lundell. She keeps up on the latest health and nutrition research by attending numerous medical seminars and conferences. She offers a five-hour webinar on MTHFR and methylation for healthcare practitioners, and will soon be releasing a webinar and eBook on the same subject for non-practitioners.

Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D, clinical psychologist, psychology professor, co-author of Extinguishing Anxiety

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Benzodiazepines in the Treatment of Anxiety: Weighing Risks and Benefits

  • benzodiazapines: how they work and some of the benefits
  • side-effects, tolerance facts and withdrawal effects
  • survey results from members of the online support group
  • what sort of questions should we be asking about benzodiazepine prescriptions

Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, psychology professor, and chair of the Psychology Department at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. As a practicing clinical psychologist at Roseland Counseling, Dr. Pittman also provides psychotherapy, most frequently working with those coping with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. She also is experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation, and works with individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes. Along with Elizabeth Karle, she authored Extinguishing Anxiety, a book that assists individuals in overcoming the difficulties associated with anxiety disorders. The two are currently writing a second book, Rewire Your Anxious Brain, for New Harbinger.

Dr. Pittman practices evidence-based psychotherapy, which means that she uses approaches that have been studied and shown to be effective. Her focus is on understanding how the natural processes of the brain and body can be changed in order to improve one’s life. After 20 years of experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Neuropsychology, Dr. Pittman has acquired a substantial amount of knowledge about how to help people change their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. One of her goals in therapy is to help individuals understand what needs to be changed in the brain to help them accomplish the changes they seek. She is continually amazed by the fact that the brain is capable of tremendous growth, change, and healing, no matter what the person’s age, and knows that, while medication can be useful, it is not always necessary to promote change. Her research on benzodiazepines was inspired by her growing awareness of individuals with anxiety disorders who were relying on these medications to cope with anxiety, and the lack of resources available for those who were interested in using alternate methods but had difficulty stopping the use of benzodiazepines.

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Certified Brain Injury Specialist, Certified LENS Practitioner

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Nutrition as a Foundation for Other Therapies

  • Why good nutrition status is important for people with anxiety and other mental health issues
  • What kinds of nutrition changes are encouraged
  • Challenges with helping parents and families make nutrition changes

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, has over 17 years of experience helping individuals and families impacted by a range of neurological disorders including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, and brain injury. Dr. Beurkens is the Founder and Director of the Horizons Developmental Resource Center in Caledonia, Michigan. She and her team are dedicated to exceptional evaluation and integrative treatment services, research on parent-child interaction and relationships, and professional training on best practices. As a published author, Dr. Beurkens has developed a variety of educational resources for parents and professionals. She’s a highly sought-after international consultant and speaker, published researcher, a Mom’s Choice Award recipient, and AutismOne Best Therapist award winner. She is dedicated to empowering patients with knowledge and strategies that allow them to reach their highest potential.

Christa Orecchio, clinical and holistic nutritionist, co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”

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Preventing and Quelling Post-Partum Anxiety

  • the most important nutrients and food groups to consume to prevent depletion and anxiety
  • placental encapsulation as the fastest way to re-balance hormones
  • lifestyle and emotions: Visualizing, meal trains, moms groups
  • homeopathics to help balance hormones and soothe the emotions

Christa is a clinical and holistic nutritionist and founder of After eight years in private practice, her approach has become focused on functional medicine with the intention to help others heal from the root cause by giving them a deep understanding of how to use food as medicine.

She does not advocate any one specific way of eating, but instead focuses on helping others understand their own unique bio-individuality while imparting a positive and empowering perspective shift around food as well as a mind-body approach to healing and thriving.

She’s a TEDx speaker, the weekly FOX nutrition expert, contributor on The Doctors on CBS, and co-host of the nationally syndicated health talk show, “The Randy and Christa Show: News that makes you healthier”. I actually had the pleasure of being interviewed on this show and it was a blast – and we covered a lot of ground. Christa and Randy do an awesome job!

Christa is the co-author of “The Anti-Inflammatory Diet” with Cheryl Tiegs, the author of “The Whole Journey Food as Medicine Cookbook” and is working on a fertility book.

James M. Greenblatt, MD, pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, author of The Breakthrough Depression Solution

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Integrative Therapies for the Treatment of OCD and Anxiety

  • the role of PANDAS in OCD
  • inositol for OCD
  • opiate peptides casomorphin and gliadorphin and the DPP-IV Enzyme
  • the role of clostridia in anxiety

A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients with mood disorders and complex eating disorders since 1990. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. An acknowledged integrative medicine expert, Dr. Greenblatt has lectured throughout the United States on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness.

His books, Answers to Anorexia and The Breakthrough Depression Solution, draw on his many years of experience and expertise in integrative medicine while treating patients with eating and mood disorders. Dr. Greenblatt’s knowledge in the areas of biology, genetics, psychology, and nutrition as they interact in the treatment of mental illness has led to numerous interviews by the media on television as well as in written articles for consumer audiences.

Dr. Greenblatt currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine.

His third book, Answers to Appetite Control, offers a combination of nutritional and medical solutions to recover from a disordered appetite. Answers to Appetite Control is now available on Amazon.

Robin Nielsen, Certified Nutrition Consultant and co-creator of Sexy Younger You a global telesummit event

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Sleep Your Way to Better Moods

  • Learn why restorative sleep is the key to being happier
  • How anxiety and poor sleep are connected: sugar, blood sugar, caffeine, gluten
  • What sleep has to do with brain chemistry and hormones
  • How you can feel so much better when you get restorative sleep

Robin Nielsen is a Certified Nutrition Consultant, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition and is Founder of Juvenescence, LLC, helping her clients to “grow younger.” She specializes in helping women and men release OLD to get back to feeling fabulous through hormone balance. She is co-creator of Sexy Younger You!, a global telesummit event, now in its third season, is the creator of Get Your Groove On – a 12 week corporate wellness program and many other individual programs to grow younger. Robin is past president of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Silicon Valley Chapter, and past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.

Robin has attracted media attention including a feature on the CBS television program Eye on the Bay CBS showcasing her life changing women’s retreats. The mother of two amazing men, and married over 30 years to her amazing partner, Robin is passionate about helping women and couples thrive in midlife.

Sophia Elizabeth Archambault

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Sophia Elizabeth Archambault struggled with chronic sadness and an eating disorder, now she has resilience, balance and lives happily on a farm with her husband, 3 dogs and 10 goats. Hear how:

  • she found solutions by addressing food sensitivities, pyroluria and digestive issues
  • she used the food mood log and why it is such a powerful tool
  • she walks the talk now

Carolyn Gard

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Carolyn Gard is a Facebook follower who is very active on my page. She always has great feedback and valuable advice to offer. She found me via my book The Antianxiety Food Solution and the pyroluria quiz and has benefited tremendously from the pyroluria protocol and the amino acids. Hear how:

  • she made the food mood connection
  • GABA and magnesium help her feel calmer
  • the amino acids have also helped with her sugar cravings?
  • she wishes she knew about pyroluria, introversion and social anxiety when she was at college

Meme Grant

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Meme Grant had anxiety, had panic attacks, didn’t enjoy speaking in public, had insomnia and was an emotional eater. She found answers with the amazing aminos acids and the pyroluria protocol. Hear how:

  • glutamine allowed her to walk past the gluten and dairy free junk foods
  • tyrosine helped her flutterby mind, gave her energy, focus and a desire to do things again
  • DPA stopped her comfort eating for too much of the “healthy” sweeteners
  • Tryptophan stopped her mind talk, got her sleeping through the night for the first time in 11 years and helped reduce the frequency of her panic attacks
  • GABA was the best amino acid and how the panic attacks disappeared
  • zinc, vitamin B6 and evening primrose oil helped her pyroluria symptoms

Meme is a GAPS Practitioner, Nutritional Therapist, FNTP, and fellow African. You can find out more at

Trudy Scott, CN, host of the Anxiety Summit, Food Mood expert and author of The Antianxiety Food Solution


Anxiety: coffee, sugar and water – and where to go next

  • the anxiety-provoking effects of coffee! and what about chocolate?
  • the bad-mood effects of gluten (and all grains for some)
  • wild fish, water, pumpkin seeds and laughter to boost your mood and calm you down
  • questions answered (a few from the blog and facebook page)
  • what you can get out of the summit, resources and where to go next

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about natural solutions for anxiety, stress and emotional eating. Trudy works with women one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing transformations that start with the healing powers of eating real whole food, using individually targeted supplementation and making simple lifestyle changes. She also presents nationally to nutrition and mental health professionals on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

Trudy is past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. She was recipient of the 2012 Impact Award and currently serves as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors. She is a member of Alliance for Addiction Solutions and Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Trudy is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood and End Cravings (New Harbinger 2011).

What Listeners Had to Say about the Anxiety Summit

“I am going to miss these interviews when they are over!!  They are like a bouquet of hope:)” ~ Karen

“I have been riveted this entire week by the Anxiety Summit This whole week has been amazing! I have neglected all household responsibilities, much to the chagrin of those I care for, and it has been worth every second! Each interview has been fascinating, entertaining and nutrient-dense! Thank you!” ~ Jen

“The choice of speakers was really excellent, as was the whole format.  I learned a great deal.  I would also add that Trudy exudes both warmth and conviction, and I have looked forward every day to hearing her encouraging voice and learning from the provocative questions she asked each speaker.  The interactive format was really nice–she never dominated the conversation, but often had something insightful to add to the guest’s comments.”

“I am a Naturopath/Nutritionist, specializing in the emotional/mental ramifications of Lyme Disease, and constantly attend webinars on numerous topics.  I’m so impressed with Trudy’s knowledge and ability to ask the right questions and the webinar in general is fantastic… one of the best I’ve attended.  Thank you, Trudy!” ~ Dr. Elle Guastella

“Fantastic work and what a selection of awe inspiring professionals leading the way forward in thinking about anxiety, stress and the biochemical dance that exists within everyone of us. Well done.”

“I’m so impressed with how extremely knowledgable, positive and engaging our speakers are.  Your questioning is great and everyone’s such a good teacher, summarizing while adding tons of details and personal stories helps with comprehension of this amazing wealth of work.  I am more than motivated to give up sugar and gluten and try some supplements while hopefully modeling for my children in their 20s how to be healthier and wiser. Thank you!”

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