Dr.Gilbert and her practice are life changing! She examines every aspect of your health with in depth testing and 20 years of experience in healthcare. Beyond the medicine and testing is also a natural healer and wonderful human. She has improved each aspect of my health and continues to do so. CAN NOT recommend her enough!
The essence of functional medicine is acknowledging symptoms such as fatigue or bloating as the harbinger to something more and finding its cause. It is nurturing each cell at the biochemical level in order to support the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is helping each person to embrace true health and live their best life.
Our current health care system has failed us when it comes to the prevention of what ails this country the most, chronic illness. It fails to prevent heart disease, cancer, strokes, hypertension, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
A Functional Medicine approach is true preventative medicine. The point is to look at the complaint as being a small part of a much bigger problem. The emphasis is to look for the underlying cause and to nourish the most fundamental aspects of your health. These aspects include, but are not limited to, your quality of sleep, nutrition, stress management, hormonal balance, relationships, genetics and exercise. When any of these are out of balance, in time, a dire impact on your health may occur. Patients often ask, what is the cause of their problem. In most cases, the answer is, there is not just one cause. Usually, there are multiple factors that compound until the “disease” occurs. Not surprisingly, when all these contributions to illness are addressed, symptoms resolve and there is a significant improvement of your life.
Dr. Gilbert earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at Brown University and obtained her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center in South Central Los Angeles. Dr. Gilbert completed her fellowship training in Anti-Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is a member of the International Peptide Society. She continually stays up to date on current evidence-based and holistic therapies through conferences and webinars.
This is a lady that words can not describe. In today’s world there are very few true people that stand behind what they say. She is awesome, talented, and very dedicated to her profession. I highly recommended Optimum Rejuvenation.
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