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Food and Mood: The Science Behind the Effects of Food on Anxiety, Social Phobia and Panic Attacks and Supporting a Healthy Mood with Trudy Scott, CN

In this presentation, Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott will delve into the current evidence surrounding the connection between food and mood and discuss recent studies that support this for anxiety disorders.

How to maintain a healthy and stable mood will be discussed, offering solutions for the food-mood connection such as which foods to eat, specific foods to avoid, the importance of food quality, individual nutrients to supplement, as well as considering the biochemical individuality of each individual. This presentation will provide the science behind the effects of foods on anxiety, social phobia and panic attacks. It will also address the benefits of foods and nutrients on health issues that often go hand-in-hand with anxiety disorders such as depression, addictions, emotional eating, digestive disorders and sleep disorders.

An editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry offered a very powerful comment on three food-mood studies: “It is both compelling and daunting to consider that dietary intervention at an individual or population level could reduce rates of psychiatric disorders. There are exciting implications for clinical care, public health, and research”.

Food Mood Expert Trudy Scott is a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower women worldwide about the healing powers of food in order to find natural solutions for their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. Trudy works with clients one-on-one and in groups, serving as a catalyst in bringing about life enhancing mood transformations that start with eating real whole food and using some pretty amazing nutrients. Trudy uses a comprehensive 9 step approach with her clients to help them overcome their anxiety, depression, emotional eating and sugar cravings. It is, of course, customized to their unique biochemistry.

She is the author of The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood & End Cravings (New Harbinger, 2011).

Trudy also presents nationally to holistic health practitioners and mental health practitioners on food and mood, sharing all the recent research and how-to steps so they too can educate and empower their clients and patients.

She has been featured on NPR, GaiamTV, morning shows like Good Day Sacramento, Fox 40, and been quoted in AARP, Glamour and Cosmopolitan magazines.

Trudy publishes an electronic newsletter entitled Food, Mood and Gal Stuff, available at and

Disclaimer: The webinars may present information that does not fully reflect Hawthorn University’s philosophy. Nonetheless, these presentations have been chosen because of their overall quality of information.