Advanced Clinical Focus: Mental Health and Neurology

Registration opens
January 16th, 2023

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One of the most neglected areas when it comes to health, is the vitality of the brain and nervous system. But when we lose the faculties of the mind, we lose the faculties of life. This course explores the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases, as well as common conditions, such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, and the like.

The brain weighs 2% of the bodies weight, but takes up 20% of the bodies resources. If the nervous system doesn’t get what it needs, the whole body suffers.

It is estimated that about 45,000 Americans currently live with moderate or severe mental illness. 1 This is not the normal physiological condition, and there thus, must be a specific underlying cause.

For over 60 years, the monoamine theory of mental illness has ruled in the medical community. We now know that mental health goes way beyond specific neurotransmitters (i.e. serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, norepinephrine), and involves an evaluation of many systems. This is the key to restoring and maintaining mental health.

Neurological imbalances have been associated with many conditions:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Leaky gut syndrome
  • Attention deficit (and hyperactivity) disorder (ADD/ADHD)
  • Concussions
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Treating neurological imbalances requires a multi-faceted plan including diet, therapeutic foods, lifestyle interventions, and nutraceuticals.

In this course, Advanced Clinical Focus on Mental Health and Neurology, we will examine how to identify a person’s neurological imbalances, and how to restore the health of the nervous system.

This program is for you if you are a…
  • Nutritionist or health coach
  • Culinary Nutrition Expert
  • Dietitian
  • Naturopathic doctor
  • Medical doctor
  • Nurse or nurse practitioner
  • Chiropractor or physiotherapist
  • Personal trainer or fitness specialist
  • Individual wanting to learn more about hormonal health

You will walk away with a solid understanding of how to identify and address neurological imbalances, and be able to implement targeted therapies for yourself, your family, clients and/or patients.

“I have had the pleasure of being a student of Josh’s. He is a dedicated and extremely knowledgable teacher. He is very good at breaking down difficult concepts and presenting them through pictures and diagrams in a way that is easy to understand and remember. He has a wonderful calming energy that really helps to instill confidence in his students and a great sense of humour that makes the learning process fun.”

Cindy MacMillan

Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Topics covered include:
  • Anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
  • Root causes of mental disorders: looking upstream
  • Addressing common neurological disorders
  • The methylation connection
  • Depression, anxiety and sleep disorders
  • Blood sugar control
  • Stress and brain
  • “Brain food”
  • The inflammatory connection
  • ADD and ADHD
  • Autism
  • Concussions
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Gluten’s role in brain health
  • Targeted orthomolecular treatment
  • Therapeutic foods
  • Therapeutic nutraceuticals
  • And much more!

Course Outline

(subject to change)

“Josh is by far one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. His knowledge and desire to truly teach his students is second to none. He has an amazing way of breaking down complex information so that it is palatable to everyone. Josh is helpful, patient and pretty funny too. I’ll definitely be taking more classes with him in the future.”

Barbara Baumann


Key Course Takeaways

A thorough understanding of the nervous system.

A knowledge of how to identify neurological imbalances – pattern recognition.

An understanding of upstream effects on neurological health.

How to restore balance to the nervous system.

How to use targeted diets, foods, nutraceuticals, and mind-body therapies.

How to ensure maintenance of mental and neurological health for life.

Registration Includes
  • Four pre-recorded 1.5-2-hour online video classes (released every Thursday, with ongoing access for 2 years)
  • Four 1 hour live stream sessions (Wednesdays at 12 pm EDT, recording available if unable to join live)
  • Complete set of course slides
  • Access to the Private Student Portal containing: recordings, class notes, studies, articles, and handouts.
  • Transcripts and Audio files for all classes


February 8 - March 6, 2024


Online (Details will be emailed)


Live Streams: Wednesdays at 12 pm EDT (Recordings available)



“Josh breaks down complicated health concepts into easy to digest information. He is generous with his resources and knowledge, making his courses useful for both consumers and other health/nutrition professionals. Definitely good value to invest both time and money in one of his education seminars. You’ll come out the other side more knowledgeable and more motivated’.

trish k.

holistic nutritionist

2024 Schedule

February 8: 1st class available for viewing

February 14 at 12 pm EST: 1st Live Stream

February 15: 2nd class available for viewing

February 21 at 12 pm EST: 2nd Live Stream

February 22: 3rd class available for viewing

February 28 at 12 pm EST: 3rd Live Stream

February 29: 4th class available for viewing

March 6 at 12 pm EST: 4th Live Stream

Frequently Asked Questions

What if can’t attend any of the live sessions, will I still be able to watch them?

Yes, the recordings of the live sessions will be posted 1-2 days after the session to be viewed at your leisure.

Can I send in questions if I am not able to attend the live question and answer session?

Yes, any questions submitted before the session, will be addressed. (Unless there are too many questions to cover).

How long will I have access to the materials?

2 years. If there are any updates to the information in that time, you will have access to that as well.

Can I get a certificate showing my successful completion of the course?

Yes. You must successfully complete a short open-book quiz with a passing mark of 80%. Your certificate will be mailed within 1a few months of receiving the completed quiz.

What is the time commitment for this course?

You can watch and read as much of the material as you like. There is no evaluation of your participation. The purpose of this course is to provide you with the best information on the topic. What you do with it is up to you. You get out as much as you put in.

I have listened to many lectures on detoxification, what makes this course different?

This course is a comprehensive study of neurology and mental health from a functional medicine perspective. Taking a client’s biochemical individuality into account is essential for optimal health. This course arms the clinician with the tools necessary to safely implement protocols that can restore neurological and mental health.

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  1. JAMA. 2009;301(23):2462-2471.