Dr. Jonathan Goodman, ND

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5 Maple St, Bristol, Connecticut, 06010

A naturopathic physician, lecturer, teacher, industry leader and author, Dr. Jonathan Goodman pursued his medical training at the renowned Bastyr University of Natural Health Sciences in Seattle, receiving his Doctorate in 1999. He completed his residency at Griffin Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Center, where conventional and holistic doctors collaborate in patient care.

In addition to private practice, Dr. Goodman has been an adjunct professor at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine, where he taught Gastroenterology and Oncology to medical students for seven years. He is also the author of The Omega Solution, an easy to understand guide to the health benefits of essential fatty acids,  and of The Good Foods, pending release, a manifesto for preventing and reversing the chronic diseases so prevalent today.

Dr. Goodman was appointed by Governor M. Jodi Rell to serve on the Connecticut State Board of Naturopathic Examiners, overseeing his colleagues in the profession. Dr. Goodman serves as vice president of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association.

Preventing and Reversing Cognitive Decline with The Bredesen Protocol

Dr. Goodman has undergone training in The Bredesen Protocol, a groundbreaking, comprehensive approach to finding and treating the CAUSE(S) of cognitive decline.  As an approved Bredesen practitioner, Dr. Goodman can help you or your loved ones more effectively address or prevent Alzheimer’s and other diseases. For more information, see this page.

Treating Lyme and Tick-Borne Illness

Dr. Goodman is a member of ILADS, an organization of doctors and others committed to treating tick-borne illness in the most effective way, with both conventional and holistic treatments. ILADS doctors understand that a patient’s symptoms speak more loudly than any laboratory result, and that compassionate, enlightened care is vital to addressing the often devastating effects of tick-borne disease.

Lose Weight, Feel Better, Stay Healthy:

Dr. Goodman provides weight loss solutions for his patients, focusing on the individual:  his or her  metabolism, food sensitivities, life circumstances, and obstacles such as addiction or dependence on food or other  substances.  By focusing on the solution, not the problem, Dr. Goodman empowers his patients to little by little  change and become healthier.  By knowing they can change and control their weight, Dr. Goodman’s patients feel  better and go on to stay healthy.

Nobody loses weight in a straight line — we all slip up — the trick is to get back on  track as quickly as possible, forgive ourselves and press ahead.

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I had been suffering with Lyme disease and wasn't getting better.
I was desperate to get well. I heard from a friend who had a daughter that was in the same situation. After months of traditional treatment form her MD he took her to an ND and had great success. That's when I contacted DR Goodman. Dr Goodman put me on a Lyme protocol and within two months I was feeling well. During the course of treatment Dr Goodman started me on a journey to wellness, recommending that I lose weight and prescribing some excellent supplements. Dr Goodman is very good at what he does. It is obvious that he lives the lifestyle that he recommends to his patients.
Dr Goodman has great "bedside manner" and his approach and attitude towards a patient such as myself was kind and professional with a bit of humor and very relaxed. My overall experience with DR Goodman was great. I would recommend him for anyone who wants to really get well and start living a healthy life.

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Dr. Goodman helped me to figure out food allergies and I cannot thank him enough for it. I highly recommend him if you suspect you have some food sensitivities

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Went to Dr. Goodman for my first physical before the end of 2018 and he ordered a full lab test, probably I hadn't had one that thorough in years; Dr Goodman explained in detail what everything in the results meant. My main goal for the visit was to get back in shape, as I had stopped exercising for a few months then, due to a surgery. Now, 5 months later, I have lost 20 pounds by natural means based on a keto-flex diet and healthy lifestyle he recommended, very happy :)

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After having the scare of my life last fall and ending up at the ER, I decided that I could wait no longer to take my life and my longevity seriously. Dr Goodman was straight forward and has been a vital encouragement as I work to lower my blood pressure naturally and avoid having to go on medicine which will never help me address the root issues. A wealth of information and deep compassion for his patients, all wrapped up in a wonderful sense of humor.

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I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in February. My PCP and Endocrinologist told me I had a chronic progressive disease, my only option was to go on drugs for the rest of my life. Around that same time my wife started going to Dr. Goodman. She told me, 'Dr. Goodman says you can reverse a lot of your diabetes with diet'. I had begun my own research and was coming to the same conclusion. So I dropped my doctors and started seeing Dr. Goodman. I am no longer on any medicine and control my blood sugar with diet. Dr. Goodman has been a great support and a total partner in my journey to health. He is a straight shooter and will give you the scoop without fear or trepidation. I recommend him to anyone who will listen.

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I've had the privilege of working with Dr. Goodman for the past few months. In this time, I've lost weight, gained energy and most importantly developed a cooperative, accountable, respectful relationship with Dr. Goodman to address my health issues. He is a caring, thorough professional. What had taken me years to see (health-wise) in my life is now manifesting and I couldn't feel more hopeful about my future. I highly recommend Dr. Goodman! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to excellence.

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I've been seeing Dr Goodman for almost a year now and am feeling so so much better! I came to him with diverticulosis and many digestive issues. He did a thorough testing of what I'm sensitive to, among other great counseling. Have to say I came to him a mess, and now feel like a million bucks! Very impressed with all his knowledge and he has a great personality as well. Highly recommend him to anyone who wants to be proactive about their health. You won't regret it!

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I have been working with Dr. Goodman for just over a month now, with amazing results. I have lost 21 pound and approximately 2% body fat and generally have much more energy. My blood pressure has dropped significantly as well. Dr. Goodman maintains consistent follow-up and specific, individualized guidance to his patients.

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Stop thinking you can lose all the weight in one month You didn't gain it overnight. I know that eating a Big Mac and Filet o Fish with a large fry and a large vanilla shake for dinner on a regular basis shouldn't have been my meal of choice but I didn't realize how unhealthy I was until I couldn't walk up the stairs in my home without having to catch my breath. I heard an interview with Dr. Goodman and I just had to make an appointment.
Make a lifestyle change with Dr. Goodman guiding you on a path to a healthier better you. I've been seeing him for 8 weeks and I've lost 23 pounds. I'm not starving and I'm happy while doing it. I've been on every diet you can think of and I was never happy....until NOW. Dr. Goodman listens to you, he cares. I don't think I've ever had a Dr. that really took time to listen to my concerns.
I travel 45 minutes to see him and it is well worth it. I've got a long road ahead of me but this time I'm going to reach my goal. Dr. Goodman will be there every step of the way cheering me on.
Call him, email him, it's the first and last step you'll have to make alone.

So thankful to be in his care.

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I started seeing Dr. Goodman in October 2017 to seek ideas with weight loss in order to look better but more importantly feel better and get healthier. Heart disease runs in my family and I'm now over 40 years old and my cholesterol was very high. It's been 4 months and I have lost 25 lbs and feel better every day. My bloodwork has dramatically improved over this time. My cholesterol is now normal, as well as many other crucial elements to ensure optimal health.

This is not like seeking a fad diet online that is one size fits all. Dr. Goodman tests your individual metabolism and sincerely listens to you in order to tailor a process that works specifically for you. You will learn what your safe/ideal caloric intake per day should be. More importantly you will understand your macros(protein, fat, and carbs) and what their ideal percentages should be to ensure weight loss. However, it's not just about losing weight, it's about feeding your body as it should be so you feel better than you ever have.

Dr. Goodman is not like seeing a traditional PCP. His office is warm and inviting. His demeanor is more down to earth than any health care professional you have likely ever been to. It's evident after meeting him once that he truly cares about helping you to achieve the best health you possibly can. His kindness and sense of humor puts even the most hesitant newcomer at ease.

In summary. Don't wait. Contact Dr. Goodman and I promise you will start on the path to losing weight, feeling awesome, and finding more peace within yourself.

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