Dr. Shilpi Mehta, OD
I work virtually through phone consults with patients all over the US. I’m passionate about helping you reach your full epigenetic potential by combining nutrigenomics, MTHFR, methylation SNPs and functional medicine. We dig deep to find and resolve stressors blocking the path to health, including: allergies, blood sugar issues, skin issues, digestive discomfort, food sensitivities, unbalanced hormones, autoimmunity, inflammation, methylation, nutrient deficiencies, infections, and environmental toxins. Schedule a free phone consult today.
I’m a OD – Doctor of Optometry, ADAPT Trained Health Practitioner from 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 genetics, functional medicine testing, supplements, herbs, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.
My previous analytic background in archaeology and linguistics seeing complex patterns to dig deeper has proven fruitful in seeing the connections and patterns of genetics and environment in chronic multi-system disease to dig deeper to find the root causes.
I have a strong compassion and empathy for those suffering as my husband and I suffered for over 10 years before working with functional medicine practitioners to discover root causes and heal their bodies through lifestyle changes. Inspired, grateful and blessed by the improvement in the quality of life for family – I chose the journey of becoming a functional medicine practitioner.
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. Shilpi Bhadra Mehta, OD is a practicing eye doctor in the Boston area practicing for over 7 years with interests in ancestral health, anthropology, archaeology, and functional medicine.
She was born Shilpi Bhadra in India but raised in Houston. Her education includes a 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 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 a 6 month internship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – ranked #1 in Ophthalmology for past 15 years by US News and World Report.
Dr. Mehta wrote 2 guest blogposts for Paul Jaminet, PhD regarding the health 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 a book chapter on ancient Indian ocular medicine and disease (forthcoming)
Seeking Health Education Conference (Methylation, MTHFR, Detox, Lyme, Mold) – Denver-area 2015, Seattle 2017
Integrative Healthcare Symposium – New York City February – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Institute for Functional Medicine Annual Conference: Gut,Genes,Genomics (Methylation) – Austin – 2015
Nutrition and the Eye Annual Ocular Nutrition Society (ONS) Symposium – St. Louis – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Ocular Nutrition Educational Symposium – New York – 2014
Ancestral Health Symposium (2011, 2012, 2013 (presenting in latter 2)
Paleo F(x) – Austin – 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (presenting in all but 2015)
Functional Medicine and Nutrition Training
She is currently pursuing a Fellowship in Ocular Nutrition by Ocular Nutrition Society and Diplomate with the American Board of Clinical Nutrition (DACBN). She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and will also train with IFM.