111. Brave New Medicine with Cynthia Li

The delineation that we like to make between mind and body is really an illusion. It’s one complete circuit.

-Dr. Cynthia Li

In Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illness Dr. Cynthia Li, an internal medicine physician by training, writes about how her world came crashing down after developing an autoimmune thyroid condition and how she had to journey beyond what Western medicine has to offer to truly heal. Join Diana for a fascinating and important discussion with Dr. Li about functional medicine, a client-centered, science-based approach to looking at and treating the root cause of chronic imbalances in our body.

Listen and Learn:

  • How functional medicine differs from both Western and Integrative medicine
  • What are the five main causes of chronic imbalance according to Functional Medicine
  • Tips on specific classes of foods that promote optimal wellness
  • How healing emotional wounds impact physical healing
  • Suggestions for detoxifying your house, re-inhabiting your body, and more!

About Dr. Cynthia Li

Dr. Cynthia LiCynthia Li, MD is a physician, functional medicine practitioner, and author of Brave New Medicine: A Doctor’s Unconventional Path to Healing Her Autoimmune Illnessa memoir about chronic illness and return to wellness that challenges the current healthcare system model. Dr. Li has a private practice in integrative and functional medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area and serves as faculty at the University of California San Francisco Medical School. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Integrative Medicine for the Underserved. Dr. Li is also a contributing author to the Huffington Post’s “Thrive Global” and Psychology Today. Dr. Li received her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.



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