CME Course Catalog

Nutritional Psychiatry 104: Gluten, Dairy and Yeast

Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1 hour)
Price: $47

Course Description

Gluten, dairy, and yeast can have major neuropsychiatric effects. Recent medical research has begun to elucidate the pathophysiology of this connection. Find out how potent the benefits can be when you know how to advise your patients about gluten, dairy, and yeast.

You will learn how to recognize patients who would benefit from a gluten free diet, a casein free diet, or a yeast-free diet. We will cover the history of gluten, what foods are gluten-free and gluten-filled, and the differences between gluten sensitivities and celiac disease. Youll understand the scientific studies linking gluten sensitivity with ADHD, depression, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, schizophrenia and autism.

Youll also learn the research on the role of casein in autism, depression, bipolar disorder and new onset schizophrenia. Well examine the link between sugar and mental health symptoms—such as depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Ultimately, you’ll be able to help your patients investigate these potential nutritional challenges and how to personalize their diet.

Learning Objectives

  • Uncover the role of gluten regarding mental health and which patients would benefit from a gluten free diet
  • Explore the benefits of a casein free diet for mental health and how to implement
  • Find out about the implications of high sugar diet, candida and mental health

CME/CE Information

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Integrative Psychiatric Institute. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


In order to obtain your CME credit for this course, you will need to take and pass the CME quiz and complete a CME evaluation after watching the video. The quiz will be linked under the video. The Evaluation will follow automatically. If the quiz is passed, you will be prompted to download your CME certificate immediately after.

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Mary Rondeau, ND

Mary Rondeau ND, RH(AHG) is a registered naturopathic doctor, functional medicine specialist and registered herbalist. Mary has been involved in naturopathic medicine functional medicine since 2005. Her interest in plants and natural healing stemmed from upbringing in the mountains learning about folk remedies with her mother as a child.

Mary specializes in functional medicine/naturopathic assessment for mental health disorders. Her eclectic training in traditional medicines took her around the world to study with Ayurvedic masters in India and Nepal and across the United States studying at large medicinal herbal farms for weeks at at time in the Appalachian mountains, her naturopathic doctorate degree in Tempe, AZ and her residency in Salt Lake City, UT. She has happily returned to her hometown of Fort Collins to practice.