Root Causes of Pain, How to Address Inflammation & Avoid Unnecessary Surgery l Natural Solutions for Pain-Relief with Dr. Josh Levitt of UpWellness
We are thrilled to bring you this conversation with Dr. Josh Levitt, who has helped thousands of patients with natural solutions to common, chronic, and complex medical problems. He brings a unique approach to medicine to ensure his patients are getting the best care possible. In this episode, we cover the foundations of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Josh's hierarchy of therapeutics, causes of unnecessary surgery, common causes of pain in the body, the link between leaky gut & systemic inflammation, as well as his top anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Dr. Josh Levitt is a naturopathic physician with a degree in physiology from UCLA, a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, residency training in integrative medicine, over 10 years of precepting medical residents from the Yale School of Medicine, and over 20 years of direct clinical experience with thousands of patients.
He has helped thousands of patients with natural solutions to common, chronic, and complex medical problems. His primary focus is on painful orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions and helping people understand and treat their pain at the source. As such… natural, integrative, nutritional, and herbal treatments for inflammation, muscle tension, biomechanics/posture, and mind-body medicine for pain management are core talking points.
Dr. Levitt is also the co-founder and medical director at UpWellness which is an 8-figure company where he created a line of premium natural products that work.
0:51 Welcome to the show!
1:44 Pop Quiz of the Day
3:15 Today’s topic
5:15 Dr. Josh Levitt’s bio
6:10 Welcome him to the show!
7:35 His journey into medicine
9:42 What is Naturopathic medicine?
9:50 “NAY-tural” vs “NA-tural”
14:15 The Hierarchy of Therapeutics
17:20 Weighing in on Antibiotics & Surgery
19:05 Renee’s history with back pain
20:29 Causes for unnecessary surgery
22:16 Statistics on back pain
23:05 Lauren’s herniated disc
24:43 Other causes of PAIN
29:57 *Sleep Breakthrough*
32:09 Where do we start?
33:51 Leaky gut & Inflammation
35:21 Testing for inflammation
38:30 Powerful compounds for inflammation
44:18 Magnesium & Stress
46:38 Black Pipeline Research & backlash
49:20 Deciphering Misinformation: Berberine & Taurine
51:59 Transitioning to more natural options
54:01 Contraindications: supplements vs meds
57:01 His final piece of advice
59:46 Where to find him
1:00:26 Thanks for tuning in!
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