Excessive Eating

Addressing the Intersection between Food and Brain Chemistry
Presented by James Greenblatt, MD
This presentation will explore the neurochemical basis for excessive eating. Excessive caloric intake is a major concern in the United States with numerous opportunities to incorporate integrative therapies. This presentation will discuss the role of nutritional deficiencies and targeted supplementation to help patients achieve and maintain healthy eating behavior.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how everyday foods can contribute to the physiologic basis of excessive eating.
  2. Discover how proper digestion, along with nutrient and amino acid availability, can influence neurotransmitter levels and behavior.
  3. Learn how to implement an integrative, evidenced-based approach to support long-term, healthy eating habits.

Integrative Mental Health Strategies for Excessive Eating Habits Part 2 of 2

Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Healthy eating habits and caloric intake are essential for overall health and well-being. In this two-part webinar series, eating habit specialist and renowned psychiatrist Dr. James Greenblatt will describe an integrative approach to supporting healthy eating habits in patients consuming either insufficient (part 1) or excess (part 2) calories.

In this webinar (part 2), Dr. Greenblatt will discuss eating habits characterized by impulsive, excessive caloric intake. He will examine neurological and psychological aspects of appetite and healthy eating habits, and offer evidence-based strategies to help patients achieve and maintain healthy eating behavior.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the basic biochemical and physiological mechanisms that govern appetite and healthy eating habits
  • Learn how to support the neurotransmitter pathways that influence appetite, mood and reward, through the effective application of amino acids, vitamin and minerals, and phytonutrients
  • Understand how to identify and support healthy eating habits, mood and cognitive health in patients

Integrative Mental Health Strategies for Restrictive Eating Part 1 of 2

Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Healthy eating habits and caloric intake are essential for overall health and well-being. In this two-part webinar series, eating habit specialist and renowned psychiatrist Dr. James Greenblatt will describe an integrative approach to supporting healthy eating habits in patients consuming either insufficient (part 1) or excess (part 2) calories.

In this webinar (part 1), Dr. Greenblatt will examine eating habits characterized by caloric insufficiency and restrictive eating. He will discuss emerging epigenetic insights into the etiology of eating habits as well as new, evidence-based nutritional modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover the important role of key micro- and macro-nutrients, such as zinc and essential fatty acids, in maintaining healthy eating habits
  • Explore the emerging role of epigenetics in eating habits
  • Learn how to implement an integrative, evidenced-based approach to support long-term, healthy eating habits

Functional Medicine in Psychiatry

How to Integrate Genetics for Personalized Approaches to Mood and Cognition
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
In this webinar, learn how to integrate genetic information to improve the precision of functional medicine approaches to mood and cognitive support. Dr. James Greenblatt, M.D.+, will distill the complex field of nutritional genomics into clinical pearls and case studies that demonstrate effective translation of genetics to simple, personalized nutritional strategies for mental health.

How to Use Folate for Mood and Stress Support

What Every Practitioner Should Know about Assessment, Dosage and Monitoring
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
High dose L-methylfolate (5-MTHF) is a controversial yet effective, evidence-based tool in clinical mental health settings. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt, M.D.+, will provide a practical overview on the proper use of L-methylfolate for mood and emotional support. Instructive case studies will be presented, followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Nervousness, Worry and Fear

Nutritional Interventions that Address Underlying Neurological and Endocrine Factors
Presented by James Greenblatt, MD
Nervousness, worry and fear are familiar emotions that all individuals encounter from time to time. However, for 40 million American adults, these feelings occur on a frequent basis, even in the absence of threatening situations. Accumulating research-based evidence indicates that nutritional factors have a significant effect on neurological and endocrine factors that contribute to generalized apprehension, persistent tension and worried thoughts. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide a clinical overview of the most effective integrative psychiatric modalities, with a focus on nutritional supplements that support relaxation, mood and healthy stress responses. Major findings from clinical trials and case studies will be presented.

Phytochemicals for Mood, Cognitive and Behavioral Support

Guidance on Proper Usage of Curcumin and Polyphenol-Rich Plant Extracts
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Polyphenols, such as curcumin, OPCs from pine bark, and flavonoids from green tea, have demonstrated remarkable efficacy in numerous published studies of mood and cognitive performance. In this webinar, Dr. James Greenblatt will present key research findings and case studies on the cognitive, behavioral and emotional benefits of curcumin and other polyphenols as single agents and as adjuncts to conventional care. Bioavailability, dosage and clinical assessment methods will also be presented.

Genes, Methylation and Mental Health

A Road Map for Practitioners
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Methylation is a metabolic pathway that is critical for emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Essential cofactors in this pathway, such as folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin B6 are powerful, evidence-based supplements in clinical mental health settings. However, variations in genes such as MTHFR and COMT, which may affect up to 50% of the population, strongly influence a patient’s specific nutrient needs and the efficacy of numerous modalities, rendering a “one size fits all” approach ineffective.

Leading the discussion is James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has applied personalized, evidence-based assessment and objective supplement approaches to guide patients to mental and emotional wellness. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide a practical and reliable “road map” illustrating how to use genetic testing to guide nutritional supplement selection for optimal mental health outcomes.

The Top 5 Minerals for Cognition, Memory and Mood

Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Clinical research supports a crucial link between mineral status and mental health. Zinc, magnesium, and trace minerals such as lithium play indispensable roles in hundreds of biochemical reactions in the brain. These elements regulate emotions, thoughts, mood, sleep, and behavior by modulating neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA and glutamate. In addition, they play a key role in the synthesis of nerve growth factors and hormones such as cortisol. Studies show that supplementation supports emotional well-being, cognitive function and brain health. James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources in Waltham, MA, is a prolific lecturer and author with 25 years of experience in nutrition and mental health. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt discusses evidence-based mineral augmentation strategies to support emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Published research findings, proper dosage, bioavailability, interactions and clinical assessment methods will be presented.

The top 3 vitamins for mood

Folate, B12, and vitamin D
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Mood has a profound impact on daily productivity, social relationships, and other major aspects of wellness. The balance of brain chemicals that regulate mood are dependent upon a variety of dietary, environmental and physiologic factors. Folate, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3 are the most extensively researched and fundamental vitamins in clinical mental health settings. While outcomes from numerous randomized controlled trials have been positive, not every patient has the same needs. Genetic and biochemical testing facilitates individualized dosage and supplement selection to optimize results. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has applied personalized, evidence-based assessment and supplement approaches to guide patients to emotional well-being. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide practical tips on testing folate, B12 and vitamin D status and how to select the best forms and combinations to support mood and mental well-being.

The top 3 macronutrients for brain health

Amino acids, fatty acids, and cholesterol
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
The brain is a structurally and functionally unique organ that requires dietary amino acids, fatty acids and cholesterol to maintain homeostasis. Amino acids from dietary protein serve as indispensable building blocks for neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine, and for neuropeptides that regulate emotions, thoughts, behavior, cognition, sleep and appetite. Lipids such as omega-3 fatty acids and cholesterol are critical for neuronal structure and neurotransmitter receptor function. Even at adequate intakes, absorption and CNS utilization of these macronutrients are heavily influenced by digestive enzymes, gastric pH, stress and other factors. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an Integrative Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In over two decades of clinical psychiatric practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided numerous patients to mental well-being through evidence-based integrative approaches. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will provide tips on functional medicine testing, summarize clinical research and provide practical information on dosage and combinations of these critical dietary elements for emotional wellness, cognitive performance and neuroprotection.

Fighting occasional fatigue

Practical and sustainable solutions
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Fatigue is a familiar obstacle in daily life that can negatively impact work performance, family life, and social relationships. Stress, inactivity, physical and emotional health, and nutrient deficiencies are among the major contributing factors. As energy levels are determined by multiple physiologic and environmental factors, an integrative, comprehensive approach is prudent. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In his 24 years of clinical practice, Dr. Greenblatt has guided countless patients to optimal energy levels, mood and overall well-being through both allopathic and nutritional strategies. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present recent clinical research findings and practical solutions to relieve occasional fatigue and maximize energy levels in any patient.

Low-Dose Lithium for Emotional Wellness and Neurocognitive Support

Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Lithium is an essential trace mineral with many important roles in brain function. Its involvement in emotions, thoughts, mood and behavior have been recognized for over 50 years. At doses commonly found in plant-derived foods, lithium supports neurotransmission and brain signaling pathways to maintain healthy mood, cognitive performance, and neuronal health. James Greenblatt, M.D., an integrative psychiatrist and Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, is a prolific lecturer and author with over 20 years of experience in nutrition and mental health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss low-dose lithium as a nutritional augmentation strategy to support emotional, behavioral and neurocognitive health. Published research findings, dosage, bioavailability and assessment methods will be discussed.

Probiotics for the mind

A crossroads of the microbiome and mental health
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
The gut-brain connection is a familiar concept that underscores the mind’s capacity to affect digestive health. However, new research shows that this relationship also functions in reverse. Specifically, microbial residents of the intestinal tract can influence emotional state, mood, cognition, stress responses and social behavior. Accordingly, as single agents or as adjuncts to traditional approaches, probiotics have many emerging applications in clinical psychiatry. In this webinar, James Greenblatt, M.D. will provide an overview of how digestive health contributes to mental health, with a focus on research supporting the use of probiotics in integrative psychiatry. A review of indications, proper use, dosage and assessment methods will translate the latest discoveries into simple clinical approaches.

Zinc and mental health

Assessment, dosage, bioavailability and evidence-based formulations
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
An evolving body of clinical evidence supports a crucial link between zinc status and mental health. By maintaining communication systems within and between neurons, zinc supports healthy mood, eating behavior and stress responses. Even in the absence of overt deficiency, studies show that zinc supports many facets of emotional wellness. However, zinc must be used within an appropriate dose range in a bioavailable form, with consideration of biochemical individuality and potential interactions with other nutrients. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist and author of two books addressing the use of dietary supplements for emotional and behavioral health. As the founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources in Waltham, MA, his 20 years of experience as clinician, writer and lecturer continue to touch the lives of countless patients. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the proper use of zinc in clinical psychiatry, with emphasis on assessment, dosage, bioavailability and strategic combinations with other nutrients.

Stress management

The importance of amino acids, phytochemicals and micronutrients
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Stress is a familiar part of daily life, and recent research has expanded the understanding of the neurobiology of stress responses. This new information provides innovative ways to manage stress in a healthy and sustainable manner. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, and a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts Medical School. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will present critical links between stress, adrenal responses and the brain’s resident immune cells. He will discuss the evidence-based utility and effectiveness of amino acids, phytochemicals, essential fatty acids and micronutrients to help maintain emotional homeostasis in the face of life’s daily demands.

Magnesium in Integrative psychiatry

Dosage, bioavailability and evidence-based formulations
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the central nervous system. Through neurological and endocrine mechanisms, magnesium maintains healthy mood, eating behavior, cognitive performance, sleep quality and stress responses. The neurological actions of magnesium involve neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, dopamine, GABA and glutamate, and hormones such as cortisol and melatonin. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA. He is the author of two books addressing nutrition, neurotransmission and mental health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the proper use of magnesium in clinical practice. Bioavailability and dosage will be discussed with relevance to psychiatric applications. Strategic combinations with other nutrients for maximum benefit will also be presented.

Keys to a restful night

Integrative strategies to optimize sleep onset and efficiency
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
Sleep is essential for overall health and quality of life. Neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers of the brain, play critical roles in regulating sleep onset, duration and quality. James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA. He is the author of two books addressing neurotransmission and nutritional modalities for mental and behavioral health. In this one-hour webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the basic neurobiology of sleep and effective strategies to support a restful night. Drawing from research and decades of clinical experience, strategic application of amino acids and nutrient cofactors to optimize the temporal organization of sleep will be discussed. New information on the efficacy and proper use of melatonin will also be presented.

Appetite and emotion

Integrative nutritional avenues toward a healthy relationship with food
Presented by James Greenblatt, M.D.
James Greenblatt, M.D. is an integrative psychiatrist who is the Founder and Medical Director of Comprehensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, MA, and the author of two books on emotional health and eating behavior. In this webinar, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the neurological and psychological aspects of appetite and evidence-based strategies to help patients achieve and maintain healthy eating behavior. Drawing from both research and extensive clinical experience, Dr. Greenblatt will discuss the effective application of amino acids as neurotransmitter precursors, vitamin and mineral cofactors, and phytonutrients, allowing cooperative support for critical neurotransmitter pathways that influence appetite, mood and reward.