Ep 46 Dr. Ross Pelton The Natural Pharmacist - Natural Therapies for Depression and Anxiety

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Ross Pelton, R.Ph., Ph.D., CNN, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 with a degree in pharmacy and in 1984 he received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Holistic Health from the University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego, California.  He is also a Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) through the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN). Ross is currently the Scientific Director for Essential Formulas based in Dallas, TX.


Ross has written two books drug-induced nutrient depletions an is the world’s leading authority on this topic. In October 1999, Ross was named as one to the Top 50 Most Influential Pharmacists in America by American Druggist magazine for his work in natural medicine. From 1988 to 1994, Ross was the Hospital Administrator at Hospital Santa Monica in Baja, Mexico, which specialized in alternative, non-toxic cancer therapies.


Ross is the author of ten books:

  • Mind Food & Smart Pills (Doubleday, 1988)
  • Alternatives in Cancer Therapy (Simon & Schuster, 1994)
  • How To Prevent Breast Cancer (Simon & Schuster, 1995)
  • The Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook (Lexi-Comp, 1999)
  • The Nutritional Cost of Prescription Drugs (Morton Publishing, 2000)
  • The Natural Therapeutics Pocket Guide (Lexi-Comp, 2000)
  • The Nutritional Cost of Drugs, 2nd Edition (Lexi-Comp, 2001)
  • Natural Therapies to Prevent and Treat Swine Flu (eBook 2010)
  • Let’s Have Healthy Kids (eBook 2010)
  • The Pill Problem (2013)

Ross’ online educational seminars include:

  • Natural Therapies for Depression & Anxiety
  • Natural Therapies for ADD & ADHD
  • Natural Therapies to Lower Cholesterol & Reduce Cardiovascular Risks

 What we talked about in this episode:

  • Natural alternatives for depression.
  • Natural alternatives for anxiety.
  • L-Theanine is effective at calming anxiety and helping with sleep troubles that can come when you have an overactive mind.
  • The importance of good quality sleep.
  • Natural nutritional therapies for depression.
  • Oral contraceptives deplete more nutrients from women's body than any other commonly prescribed drug.
  • Benefits of yoga for health and stress relief.
  • The number #1 thing for healthy aging is maintaining your muscle mass.
  • Exercise is a positive addiction.
  • Dr. Ross recommended this book- "Biomarkers" 10 determinants of aging you can control by William Evans and Irwin Rosenburg.
  • Microbiome's importance to health
  • The best probiotic to take and why. 
  • Studies that show Dr. Ohhiras probiotics plus creating better endurance, increased hemoglobin, and faster recovery from exercise.
  • The best way to make a quick salad. Check out Ross Pelton's video on YOU TUBE "Salad Buzz".



Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.