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Dr. Eboni Cornish works at Amen Clinics, where she specializes in infectious diseases and functional medicine and the treatment of Lyme Disease, environmental toxicity, among other chronic conditions. She completed her family medicine residency at Georgetown University. In 2003, Dr. Cornish conducted translational research at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. She was an apprentice in the laboratory of Francis Collins, M.D Ph.D., the current Director of NIH and leader of the Human Genome Project. Currently, Dr. Cornish serves as a board member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society Educational Foundation (ILADS). She graduated from Brown University in 2001 with a B.S. and double major in Neuroscience and African Studies. She subsequently enrolled in Brown University Medical School and graduated in 2007. 

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Why Dr. Cornish equates function medicine with being a detective (3:57)
  • How Dr. Cornish’s work differs from other traditional medical practitioners (8:39)
  • How common Lyme Disease is in the United States (17:16)
  • What symptoms are associated with Lyme Disease (19:25)
  • How what you eat can determine your health (23:52)
  • When to look at what you’re eating and make changes to your diet (27:16)
  • Why you shouldn’t think about food in terms of calories (31:26)
  • How Dr. Cornish got interested in functional medicine (35:40)
  • What can young Black women and men expect if they’re interested in getting into the field of functional medicine (39:39)
  • What advice Dr. Cornish would give her college-self (43:09)
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