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The Better Behavior Show with Dr. Nicole Beurkens

Aug 21, 2019

My guest this week is Dr. Josh Friedman, a Licensed Psychologist, Holistic Health Counselor, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, and yoga teacher. Early in his career as a psychologist, Dr. Friedman quickly discovered something was missing from traditional mental health treatment. Curiosity and a chance meeting led him to discover nutritional psychology, which resulted in extensively furthering his studies to help patients grow and heal their psychological issues by addressing underlying biochemical and nutritional deficiencies. 

For the last 15 years, he has run a private practice in Omaha, Nebraska called Integrative Psychotherapy of Omaha, combining psychotherapy with nutritional guidance, targeted supplements, yoga stress management tools and the use of specific functional medicine tests to help people identify and correct the root cause of their symptoms. In 2015, he started Alternative Mental Health Solution, a web-based functional medicine coaching business to provide these powerful solutions to a worldwide audience.

In this episode, Dr. Friedman and I discuss the world of functional medicine and how practitioners who use this approach have the tools to successfully aid patients to find and address the underlying root causes affecting their health. Dr. Friedman provides incredible insight and witness to the effects of treatment to even the most extreme cases once deemed treatment-resistant. Children and adults suffering from anxiety, depression and other mood issues can greatly benefit from functional and integrative health treatments. To learn more about Dr. Friedman click here.


Episode Highlights & Timestamps

Episode Intro … 00:00:30

The Journey to Functional Medicine … 00:03:57

Patient Success Story … 00:12:38

“Treatment-resistant” Cases … 00:17:30

Functional Medicine: The Medicine of Why … 00:26:00

Where to Find An Integrative Health Clinician … 00:34:00

  • Look for someone who is going to ask questions with you to discover and treat the underlying root cause of the issue
    • These sites have lists of practitioners you can search through:

Episode Wrap Up … 00:36:12


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