This episode is going to pull everything together for you. If you haven’t already, I want to encourage you to listen to Episodes 239 and 240 with Dr. Zach Bush. The response I received to those episodes was incredible and I know your mind is going to be blown as well!
Dr. DeSylvia has an incredible passion for helping other reach optimal health. In this episode you’ll understand specifically why inflammation and problems with our gut health, may be the root cause to weight loss resistance. We’ll cover, what to do about it, the questions you should be asking, and what tests you should be asking for or ordering for yourself if you are unable to get your primary physician to order them for you. So lets get to it! Meet Dr. Dawn DeSylvia!
Dr. Dawn DeSylvia is a nationally recognized board-certified doctor in Family Medicine, with over 15 years experience in Functional and Integrative Medicine.
In 2000, Dr. DeSylvia’s honest approach and ability to speak to all areas of Functional and Integrative medicine lead her to help co-create and manage an Integrative Medical Program for the Los Angeles Free Clinic. At that time she served as a pre-med student and massage therapist with minimal experience in administrative or public health. Administrators quickly realized that she was perfect for the job. She came equipped with knowledge and passion, which improved overall medical care all while impressing the clinic director and the California Endowment grant board funding the program.
Dr. DeSylvia soon learned she had an innate ability to create programs and connect people and organizations in a meaningful and lasting fashion leading her right into medical school. In 2003, Dr. DeSylvia entered into UCLA Medical School, where she continued her passion and commitment for integrating and evolving healthcare.
Here she was involved in several divisions of integrative medicine during her training at UCLA. She worked with the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, The Center for East West Medicine, The Integrative Pediatric Pain Clinic, and the Norman Cousins Center for Pyscho-immunology. She was also the principle investigator on a research project she designed and published, investigating the impact medical education had on student’s beliefs, use and value of complimentary and alternative medical modalities.
After completing her UCLA residency in 2007, she was the sole resident in her graduating class, to be offered a faculty position as associate clinical physician.
While on staff with UCLA, she studied extensively with The Institute of Functional Medicine, The Academy for the Advancement of Medicine, The American Academy of Ozone Therapy, as well as with many of the leaders in Biologic, Environmental, and Mind Body Medicine. Through this self directed secondary medical residency she was able to cultivate an understanding of the two underlying questions about inflammation, health, healing and longevity. Specifically they are, “What is really making us sick, and causing inflammation which we know fosters disease to grow and develop?” and “What does science, confirmed by direct and reproducible experience, tell us, and show us, can be done on a root (not merely symptomatic) level to facilitate and foster health, healing and longevity?”
In 2013, Dr. DeSylvia left her position at UCLA as an Associate Clinical Faculty member to form an Integrative Medical Center of her own on the Westside of Los Angeles, Ca. Whole Life Health MD.
Here she has been busy fulfilling her mission:
• To create exceptional integrative health centers, that are consistent in care and integrity.
• To bridge innovation and new knowledge with sound science and wisdom.
• To work together with experts and pioneers in diverse fields, creating intelligent dialogue that will lead to new models of exceptional health care.
It is her firm belief that by improving the nature of our dialogue and investigations, we will obtain more informed and effective interventions, thus decreasing disease risks, and vastly improving the health and quality of our lives as humans. Download >>> Dr. Dawn DeSylvia’s Top 5 Things to Feel Better Today!
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