Dr. Goldman was a featured panelist after our screening in 2020 of Medicating Normal, a 76-minute documentary film exploring the current mental health care system’s reliance on psychiatric drugs to deal with trauma, grief, and distress.
You can watch the interview below:
As an integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Goldman teaches her patients about nutrition and lifestyle interventions for mental health for children and adults.
In this webinar, we talked about:
- Potential root causes of depression and anxiety such as inflammation and low protein intake
- The neuroimmune aspect of mood and neurological disorders
- How the immune health of the gut affects the function of the brain, especially as it relates to neurotransmitter imbalances
- Dr. Goldman’s top supplement recommendations such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, fish oil, magnesium, 5-HTP, sam-E and micronutrients
- How implementing an elimination diet can help identify sensitivities to foods such as gluten or dairy that may be causing mood symptoms
- How constipation is common in teens with anxiety and depression
- Common blood tests that are helpful to run such as vitamin D, full thryoid panel, fasting insulin, fasting glucose, cholesterol, copper, zinc and CRP (C-reactive protein)
- How excess refined carbohydrate consumption can lead to pronounced blood sugar highs and lows that cause mood symptoms
- How a bioindividual approach can help
- Helpful lifestyle interventions such as restful sleep, biofeedback, exercise, grounding and practicing gratitude
- Helpful therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and neurofeedback
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About Laurie Goldman MD IFMCP
Dr. Laurie Goldman is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and functional medicine practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1999. She founded Clear Path Wellness to help her patients reach their maximum state of mental and physical health using a personalized, comprehensive approach powered by the principles of functional medicine, which treats the whole person, not just symptoms.
Using the science of medicine and the art of holistic healing, Dr. Goldman compassionately guides her patients on a positive and change-oriented journey that promotes growth, holistic health and disease prevention.
You can find out more about her practice at lauriegoldmanmd.com
This webinar is not a substitute for medical advice, treatment, diagnosis, or consultation with a medical professional. It is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be relied on to make determinations related to treatment of a medical condition. Epidemic Answers has not verified and does not guaranty the accuracy of the information provided in this webinar.
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