About Us

I work virtually through phone consults with patients all over the US. We dig deep to find and resolve stressors blocking the path to health, including: allergies, blood sugar issues, skin issues, digestive discomfort, detoxification, food sensitivities, unbalanced hormones, autoimmunity, inflammation, methylation, nutrient deficiencies, and infections. Schedule a free phone consult today.

I’m an OD, Doctor of Optometry ADAPT Trained Health Practitioner from the Kresser Institute – the only functional medicine and evolutionary health training company and Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner.  I work  with patients in functional medicine using personalized and targeted functional medicine testing, supplements, herbs, nutrition, genetics and lifestyle counseling.


I completed training in Chris Kresser’s ADAPT (Advanced Diagnostics and Personalized Treatment) Functional Medicine program with an ancestral perspective, Functional Medicine University, and Mark Sisson’s Primal Health Coach Institute. I’m pursuing a Fellowship in Ocular Nutrition by Ocular Nutrition Society and Diplomate with the American Board of Clinical Nutrition (DACBN). I am a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and will also train with IFM.

My education includes: BA Classics with minor in Biology from University of Texas at Austin, summer at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, MA in Classical Archaeology at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and OD – Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry.

My training included a 6 month internship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – ranked #1 in Ophthalmology for the past 16 years by US News and World Report.


I  presented solo at Ancestral Health Symposium 2013 in Atlanta and Paleo Fx 2014 on ocular health, served on panels at Paleo FX 2012-2014, presented a poster at Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 held at Harvard University, and wrote a book chapter on ancient Indian ocular medicine and disease “Anatomy, Medicine, and Disease in Ancient India: Historical Discussion and Modern Clinical Commentaries of Sushruta’s Ocular Texts,” (2016). In Anatomy and Surgery from Antiquity to the Renaissance. Hakkert.

Additionally, I wrote 2 guest blogposts for Paul Jaminet, PhD regarding the health benefits of fish and a traditional Indian fish recipe.

Conferences Attended
Integrative Healthcare Symposium – Annually in New York City 2014-present
Institute for Functional Medicine Annual Conference: Gut,Genes,Genomics (Methylation) Austin – 2015
Seeking Health Education Conference SHEICON (Methylation, MTHFR, Detox, Lyme) Denver 2015, Seattle 2017
Nutrition and the Eye Annual Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) Symposium – St. Louis – 2013-present (except 2016)
Ocular Nutrition Educational Symposium – New York – 2014

Ancestral Health Symposium 2011-2013 (presenting in latter 2)

Paleo F(x)– Austin 2012-2015 (presenting in all but 2015)

My Story
I have a strong compassion and empathy for those on this journey as I’ve witnessed some transformative changes in colleagues, family, friends, and patient through lifestyle changes. Feeling Inspired, grateful and blessed by this opportunity to serve others- I chose the journey of becoming a functional medicine practitioner.

My practice was born out of the critical need of functional medicine with an ancestral perspective in the United States and watching too many loved ones fall ill to chronic disease, feeling worse, and becoming sicker in the the traditional health care (sick care) model without addressing root causes and lifestyle changes.

Both my husband and I personally experienced great improvement in quality of life combining functional medicine and Paleo/Primal/Ancestral principles to improve food sensitivities, allergies, acne, bloating, eczema, digestion, dental health, nutrient deficiencies, and sleep while improving energy and productivity. We spent over $12000 at 2 visits at world-famous medical clinics without any improvement and unable to offer referrals. However, spending just $4000 over 2 years in functional medicine gave us much more health improvement and addressed the root causes.

After spending over 6 years learning and training from world-famous functional medicine practitioners such as Dr. Mark Hyman, Chris Kresser, Dr. David Brownstein, Dr. Ben Lynch, Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Terry Wahls, and many others and applying this knowledge – I saw how great the potential to help many others.

I was born Shilpi Bhadra in India but raised in Houston, Texas.  I have been practicing for over 8 years in the Boston area with interests in ancestral health, anthropology, archaeology, and functional medicine. I served as Board Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America nonprofit and am organizer of the one of the largest Paleo Meetup groups: Living Paleo in Boston.

Vision: To empower patients to go Beyond Wellness using both ancient wisdom and the cutting edge science of functional medicine. To create a safe setting for patients to discuss their most pressing health concerns and work as a team to dig deeper and find hidden and clear stressors blocking their path to optimum health. These hidden stressors may include dysfunctional digestion, food sensitivities, unbalanced hormones, dysfunctional immunity, inflammation, nutrient deficiencies, and hidden infections.

Mission: To teach (Latin docere related to the word “doctor”) our patients how to take responsibility for their health and to guide them in their journey to wellness using various lifestyle tools and strategies.

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