Pre-Conference Workshops

A Practicum in Neuronutrient Therapy

Workshop #2

Workshop #3

Learning to Eliminate Cravings for Toxic Foods Along with Depression, Anxiety, and Other Negative Mood States

Stay tuned for more information coming on this workshop!

Stay tuned for more information coming on this workshop!

When:  TBD

Pricing: TBD

Description: Learn to detect and correct early insulin resistance before it becomes dangerous.

Our international epidemics of obesity, degenerative disease, mood disorder, and addictive cravings for foods, alcohol, and drugs are rooted in just a few amino acid deficiencies. The brain’s appetite- and mood-regulating chemistry is dependent on a robust supply of the particular amino acids that you’ll be introduced to in this workshop.


  • Quick deficiency symptom and contraindication assessment
  • About amino trialing
  • How to antidote adverse reactions
  • The basics of how to individualize dosing
  • The specific dietary supports needed for this brain-recovery process

Our goal is to begin the restoration of the brain’s four key neurotransmitters and its blood sugar supply-line. The protocols we’ll use are based on neuroscientific research that started in the 1970s and continues today. Julia Ross and the nutritionists at her Northern California clinics have been applying this research for 30 years with thousands of clients. They have developed increasingly effective methods that workshop participants will have hands-on exposure to. Working in rotating dyads, participants will actually experience the aminos’ rapid effects themselves and witness the effects of the aminos on other participants.

Attendees who would like to become certified NeuroNutrient Therapy Specialists will receive credit for this workshop toward their certification.

About Julia Ross: 

Julia Ross has combined 40 years of experience as a licensed psychotherapist with 30 years of pioneering work in the use of innovative nutritional therapies for the treatment of mood problems, eating disorders, and addictions. The author of the best-selling books, The Mood Cure and The Diet Cure, and her new book, The Craving Cure, Ross has founded several integrative treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay area and now oversees an entirely virtual clinic for food cravers. She trains health professionals internationally and directs certification programs at The Neuro-Nutrient Therapy Institute (NNTI). Her work has been featured in publications from Vogue to The Journal of Molecular Psychiatry as well as online and on radio and television. See JuliaRoss’

About Laurie Hammer: 

Laurie Hammer is an experienced NTP in private practice, a certified NeuroNutrient Therapy Specialist, and the Lead Distance Training Instructor for NNTI. She has been associated with Julia since she traveled 2,000 miles, at age 19, to Julia’s clinic to get help with her own bulimia. Her personal recovery, her training at NNTI, her successful work with her private clients, and her passion for teaching make her an ideal instructor for those seeking to integrate amino acid therapy into their nutritional therapy practices.