Nov 8, 2019
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Dr. Dawn DeSylvia, MD, is a nationally
recognized family medicine doctor with over 15 years of
experience in Functional and Integrative Medicine. After completing
her training at UCLA, Dr.
DeSylvia worked at the UCLA Malibu Clinic, Santa Monica Hospital,
and served on the faculty
at UCLA. In 2013, she opened The Center for Whole Health, where she
works with patients to
identify the root causes of disease and foster optimal health.
As founder and medical director of The Center for Whole Health, it
is Dr. DeSylvia’s mission
- Provide exceptional integrative medicine that is consistent in
care and integrity
- Bridge the work of advanced medicine with cellular biology,
- Bring forth the most advanced interventions available in
health and wellbeingWant to learn more about functional medicine...
and about the key areas of your body to focus on and address to
have the biggest impact on your health and well-being?
I'm super excited about this episode... mostly because Dr. Dawn
is my personal functional medicine doctor, meaning that
for the first time in my life, I had the opportunity to sit down
for a long conversation about health and well-being with my own
doctor! And by the way, she didn't disappoint...
In this episode, we dive deep into things like the brain, the gut,
and the role that "belief" plays in healing. I really appreciate
her humanness, and willingness to slow down and describe things in
a way that "the rest of us" can understand and relate to.
This was a great conversation... I know you're going to love
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Episode Notes /
is functional medicine?
- Negativity bias - what you believe affects your
ability to heal
The Biology of Belief
- what determines a cell’s fate?
How what you believe matters.
Hanson - “Wired
for Happiness” - the
brain is like Teflon to positive experience and velcro to negative
- Activating your parasympathetic nervous
- Breaking Ordinary - “a call to
want to listen to the whispers from the body, not just pay
attention to when it screams.
- Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions
language and consciousness affects your experience of
Kwik - speed learning -
Why you want to be a thermostat, not a thermometer.
two questions Dr. Dawn always starts with when working with a new
and how that contributes to stress and inflammation
impact of toxic heavy metals in the body and why you should
you should get rid of your mercury fillings.
chelation therapy works to remove heavy metals.
two most important areas to focus on to keep yourself healthy:
nutrition & gut health
food quality matters… not just macros
80% of immune cells in our gut
is “leaky gut” and how it affects your health - a simplified
toxins and inflammatory chemicals get into your bloodstream and
liver from your gut (large intestine).
healthy immune system is built to handle the toxins (like lime,
parasites, mold, etc) we get from our environment. However, when
our system gut is impaired and dysfunctional, we can’t handle them,
and they “get through” (leaky gut) into our body, liver,
gluten is so inflammatory in the United States (hint: glyphosate,
body’s ability to handle “a five-alarm fire” is determined by what
you’re doing when you don’t have a five-alarm fire going on (daily
- Chronic Inflammatory Response
work - processing your feelings
importance of mindfulness, emotional work and spiritual practice
for your health.
self-loving and honoring practice of self-forgiveness
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