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She is a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Doctor of Optometry. Dr. Mehta obtained her doctorate from the New England College of Optometry. Her post doctorate education and training includes Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Dr. Mehta’s training in the sciences included human and ocular anatomy, human and ocular physiology, systemic and ocular pathology, microbiology, histology, immunology, systemic and ocular pharmacology, neuroanatomy, statistics, biochemistry, optics, and clinical medicine. She has significant training in botanical medicine, clinical nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.

Dr. Mehta consults via phone w/adult US clients in functional medicine to dig deep to find/resolve stressors blocking health, including: allergy, blood sugar, gut, skin, digestion, detox, hormones, immunity, infection, nutrition, & inflammation. She’s AFMCP trained (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Institute Functional Medicine) learning from Dr. Hyman, MD (now @Cleveland Clinic),Dr. Wahls, MD @Iowa, etc. She’s been learning holistic approaches since 2010; Integrating FM w/ clients for over seven years using targeted labs, supplements, herbs, nutrition, (epi)genetics & lifestyle.

Trained
1st graduating class Kresser ADAPT Advanced Diagnostics & Personalized Treatment FM
Functional Medicine University
Sisson’s Primal Health Coach Institute
AFMCP (Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice),Biotransformation (was Detox), Cardiometabolic, Energy, Gut, Hormone, & Immune APMs (Advanced Practice Modules)- required for IFM certification.

Eligible Candidate: IFMCP, Ocular Nutrition Fellow OWNS Society, Diplomate American Board of Clinical Nutrition

Published/Presented:
Ancestral Health Symposium 2013
Paleo Fx 2014 ocular health;panels 2012-14
poster Ancestral Health Symposium 2012 Harvard University
Book chapter “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.
2 guest blogposts for Dr.Jaminet on fish benefits/fish recipe

Conferences/Training (ALL CME eligible but Paleo fx/AHS):
Integrative Healthcare Symposium 2014-20
SHEICON 2015,2017 (Lynch Methylation, Detox)
IFM AIC 2015: Gut,Genes,Genomics
Nutrition & Eye Ocular Nutrition Society Symposium 2013-18 (not 16′)
Ocular Nutrition Educational Symposium 2014
Ancestral Health Symposium 2011-2013 (presented 2012-13)
Paleo fx 2012-2015 (presented 2012-14),2019

Vision: To empower patients to go Beyond Wellness using both ancient wisdom and the modern science. 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.

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 methods.

Dr. Mehta’s practice was born out of the critical need of functional medicine in the Philadelphia Area and Beyond. She was a practicing Doctor of Optometry in the Boston area for 9 years until a family tragedy caused her to move to the Philadelphia area. Her interests include in ancestral health, anthropology, archaeology, and functional medicine.

She served as Board Trustee of the Archaeological Institute of America nonprofit and Organizer (2010-2018) helping it to grow to one of the largest Paleo Meetup groups: Living Paleo in Boston.

Dr. Mehta was born in India but raised in Texas. Her education includes BA in Classics with minor in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, summer at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, MA in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and OD – Doctor of Optometry from New England College of Optometry.

Dr. Mehta’s optometry training included Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (University of Miami School of Medicine) – ranked #1 in Ophthalmology for 19 different years by US News and World Report. She and her husband’s health improved dramatically after functional medicine and led to recommending functional medicine principles to loved ones and patients.

She has spoken and attended numerous health and wellness conferences in the past 10 yearand s.

Dr. Mehta wrote 2 guest blogposts for Paul Jaminet, PhD regarding thealth benefits of fish and a traditional Indian fish recipe. She has 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, and written

She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Ocular Nutrition by Ocular Nutrition and Wellness Society and DABCN (Diplomate with the American Board of Clinical Nutrition) while writing a book on health and nutrition (and a cookbook).

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