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Nutritional First Aid During the COVID-19 Crisis with Julia Ross, MA

Those millions suffering from obesity and diabetes are at the greatest risk of infection and death from COVID-19. The stress and depression that this public health crisis has generated have increased our use of high calorie, low-nutrient foods making us even more vulnerable to the virus. Understanding the role of depleted brain neurotransmitters in this deadly cycle allows us to provide the specific nutrients that can quickly stop the cravings and the negative moods that drive both obesity and diabetes.

Hawthorn University Holistic Health and Nutrition Webinar Series welcomes Julia Ross, MA for Nutritional First Aid During the COVID-19 Crisis: Overcoming Depression and Stress-Induced Food Cravings with Targeted Amino Acid Therapy.

Since obesity, diabetes, depression, and over-stress were epidemic problems long before the advent of COVID-19, mastering the amino acid therapy that eliminates them would be of great value for every nutrition-oriented health professional.

The Learning Objectives of this presentation are to:

• Identify the radical dietary shifts that triggered the current epidemics of obesity and diabetes;
• Understand how amino acid precursor therapy ensures client compliance with dietary recommendations;
• Learn how to quickly assess neurotransmitter and blood sugar deficits.

Julia Ross, M.A., is the author of the international bestsellers The Diet Cure (new edition, Penguin, 2012) and The Mood Cure (new edition, Penguin, 2021) now translated into four languages, and The Craving Cure (Flatiron, December 2017). She has directed The Virtual Clinic for Food Cravings and Insomnia in Mill Valley, California, since 1988, where clinical nutrition is combined with clinical psychology holistic medicine to address mood problems, eating disorders and addictions. She works and lectures extensively and regularly appears in the media. Her clinic is also an advanced training center for health professionals who wish to acquire skill and certification in Neuronutrient Therapy. Julia’s Advanced Neuro-Nutrient Therapy Training starts Winter 2021. Find out more or contact Julia at

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.