Metabolic Code: How we can Guide our Health

June 16, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Episode Description

Metabolism is more than calories in and out. The body is finely tuned like a symphony with many intricate parts. There are so many interconnected systems, that it is difficult to know where to start in the journey towards optimal health. Dr. LaValle simplifies this process with the Metabolic Code which simplifies this process both for clinicians and patients. Many clinicians are adopting the results of his research. Also discussed are the importance of sleep, the adverse effects of cortisol, the measurement of the cortisol response, and what laboratory tests you should ask your doctor for. Also, as a pharmacist, he believes that people are being over medicated. Each pharmaceutical drug can deplete essential nutrients needed by the body resulting in additional symptoms and the possible prescription of additional drugs. Learn where to start in your healing journey, what tests to ask your doctor for, and pharmaceuticals effects on essential nutrients.

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Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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