Emily Wolbers Dives Into How Nutrition Helps With Anxiety

NUNM alumna and ND focused on the gut-brain connection to speak at annual Food as Medicine Symposium at NUNM.

Headshot of Emily Wolbers in red shirt in front of brick wall

The 10th annual Food as Medicine Symposium is set to take place February 10-11 at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. With this year’s theme being “Nutrition for Mental Heath,” our event speakers share what they’ll be discussing at the event:

About the Speaker

Dr. Emily Wolbers received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the National University of Natural Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Bradley University. She opened her private practice, QC Natural Health, in 2018, which currently has two locations: Portland, Oregon and Davenport, Iowa. Both practices focus on gastrointestinal health, specifically the gut-brain connection, holistic nutrition, and the microbiome. She serves as an NUNM preceptor where she supervises students in her private practice. Dr. Wolbers also facilitates mindfulness and yoga in the community and often brings this medicine into her treatment plans.

What do you hope people take away from your presentation?

This year, we’ll be taking a deep dive into what’s going on internally when people experience anxiety, something prevalent and close to my heart! There are so many things nutritionally that can help with anxiety on a biological and physiological scale. Food is Medicine! I’m looking forward to sharing sevent nutritional pearls that folks can take home with them to help themselves or their patients/clients who experience anxiety.

What are you looking forward to at this year’s symposium?

Lately in practice (and in life, let’s be honest), I’ve seen a surge in sympathetic dominance. People are “wired and tired”, overworked, and under-rested. I’m so looking forward to this year’s symposium because it shines a spotlight on mental health and all the wonderful tools we’ve got access to support this important system. Even better is that many of these tools are in our own cupboards, which in my opinion is the best kind of medicine!

Learn more about all our speakers and register for the 2024 Food as Medicine Symposium!