On Campus Program

The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health Disorders


Join top healthcare leaders and researchers for a brand new offering at Kripalu.

Dive deep into the research and the connection between nutrition and mental health. Bring this work to light as you recognize nutrition as a significant treatment modality, and put it into practice when treating people with mental health disorders, and preventing such disorders. Through lectures, research presentations, panel discussions, and community building, you will

  • Develop a working knowledge of the science of nutrition and its connection to brain health.
  • Identify people who benefit from improvement in nutrition and education.
  • Understand the research connecting the ketogenic diet with improving symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • Identify the connection between land and food sovereignty to mental health and substance use disorders in Native Americans.

Complete the conference inspired and knowledgeable on how to help people add nourishing foods to their lives.

Note This is a conference designed for healthcare professionals and open to everyone.

Note A commuter option is available for this program at $349.00 tuition plus commuter fee. Please call 413.448.3500 for more information and to register.

Accreditation Statement This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Massachusetts Medical Society through the joint providership of Berkshire Health Systems and Inspiring Nutritional Choices, LLC.  Berkshire Health Systems is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement Berkshire Health Systems designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity. 

Included in Your Stay

Daily Yoga Classes

3 All-Natural Meals Access to the Kripalu Grounds

Program at a Glance

Yoga Experience
Program Theme
Cooking and Nutrition


Susan Masino, PhD, is the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and was recently a Charles Bullard Fellow in Forest Research at Harvard University.

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Georgia Ede, MD, is a Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist who firmly believes that what we eat is the most important factor in our mental and physical health.

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Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, is a physician, speaker, author, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and the Medical Director of McLean SE Adult Psychiatry and Community Affairs at McLean Hospital.

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Jus Crea, ND, is passionate about her Penobscot cultural healing practices and works towards reclamation of her Wabanaki traditions, spiritual practices, and language.

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Laurie Heatherington, PhD, is the Edward Dorr Griffin Professor of Psychology, emerita, at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, where her work has combined research, teaching, and clinical practice.

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Drew Ramsey, MD, is a psychiatrist, author, and mental health advocate. He is cofounder of National Kale Day and author of 50 Shades of Kale, The Happiness Diet, Eat Complete, and Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety.

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Jeremy Rock Smith, Kripalu faculty and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, began his career in classical French cuisine.

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Lisanne Finston, Executive Director at Gould Farm, values the pioneering model practiced at Gould Farm that blends life-enhancing work, with the best in clinical practices to support healing and recovery.

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