Julia Ross, M.A., N.N.T.S.
Best-selling Author. Mood & Craving Expert. Nutrient Therapy Pioneer.
Julia Ross is a world leader in the use of Nutritional Therapy for the treatment of mood problems, eating disorders, and addictions. After 10 years as a psychotherapist working with individual adults and adolescents, families and groups in a variety of in psychiatric and outpatient settings, Ross began to direct programs. Some of her early achievements included the founding of the San Francisco Bay Area’s first programs for food addicts and for drug-addicted adolescents and their families.
- Named to the Executive Committee and the Chairpersonship of Treatment Standards Committee of the Alliance for Addiction Solutions (2008)
- Outstanding Innovator Award by The Weston A. Price Foundation (2005)
- Awarded by California State Indian Health Services for providing training and consulting to California’s Native American tribal clinics on effective nutritional strategies for recovery from alcohol and drug addiction (1997)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (N.I.A.A.A.) Fellowship (1974)
Julia’s first act as outpatient programs director in a large non-profit facility in San Francisco, The Henry Ohlhoff House, was to begin hiring nutritionists to research the link between nutrition, emotion, and addiction. By 1986 this exploration had led to the creation of an exciting new model of treatment that combined innovative brain-targeted neuro-nutrient therapy with conventional addiction counseling, education, and peer support. It included nutritional anti-craving protocols for alcohol and drug addicts, which transformed their otherwise mostly futile efforts to recover. In 1988, Ross founded a private outpatient program in Mill Valley, California that further developed this model. By 1997, it had added a program that was providing effective nutritional alternatives to antidepressant drugs. Its food craving eradication program was by then fully developed and made famous soon after in her first best-selling book, The Diet Cure (1999).
- Vogue Magazine: “Bitter Pills“
- Dr. Sara Gottfried: My Paleolista Soul Sister, Julia Ross and The Diet Cure
- Underground Wellness Radio Interview with Sean Croxton
- The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Podcast Episode 685
- Be Well Blog: Eating Disorders, The Nutrient Solution
- American Nutrition Association’s Nutrition Digest, Vol. 38, 2
- Maryland Community Newspapers: “Take Charge of Your Moods…Naturally“
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Julia is a popular and compelling speaker who has made hundreds of presentations to introduce professionals and the public to the extraordinary benefits of nutritional therapy. In addition to years of lecturing throughout California, the U.S. and Canada, Julia began teaching and training for health professionals starting in 1994 at John F. Kennedy University’s Graduate Psychology Program. She is currently an instructor in the Nutrition and Addiction Program at Drexel University. She established her own advanced training and certification programs, both live and distance, for health professionals in 2004 called The NeuroNutrient Therapy Institute (NNTI).
Julia is the author of The Diet Cure, The Mood Cure, and The Craving Cure; she has been the subject of many articles in publication from Vogue Magazine to The Journal of Molecular Psychiatry. Her own articles have been published in Counselor Magazine, the Journal of the American Psychological Association, the Townsend Letter, Practical Pain Management and elsewhere. She has frequently appeared as an expert on radio, television, and the internet: An NBC special on The Mood Cure’s approach to depression was aired several times throughout the U.S. and a CBN special on how amino acid therapies eliminate food cravings generated 50,000 calls to the producers. Julia is now the Director of The Craving Cure Virtual Clinic and The NeuroNutrient Therapy Institute based in Mill Valley, California.