MEET DR. NAYAK

After graduating from University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine I was selected for a competitive residency position at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine that was focused largely on genetic analysis and microbiome analysis  as well as nutrigenomics. This gave me the unique opportunity to work alongside the world’s leading expert in glycobiology and creator of the “Genotype Diet”, Dr. Peter D’Adamo. Since then, I’ve dedicated my time to researching and educating in the field of personalized medicine.

I currently serve as adjunct faculty for the Maryland University of Integrative health where I teach “Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics” and “Functional and Integrative Nutrition in Immune Health”. I also will teach “Generative Medicine” at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in the fall.

When I’m not “down the rabbit hole” of research and problem solving, I enjoy spending time with my son and his brother (our dog), dancing, laughing (best medicine!), vegetable gardening, and trying my hand at cooking the healthy recipes I prescribe and share in my blog!

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

     Just as no two bodies are exactly the same, no two treatment plans can be the same either. This is why I work hard getting to know as much as I can about you to uncover the underlying cause of your imbalances. After listening to your health story and collecting any lab data I need, we will together figure out what approach works best for you based upon your body and mind’s needs, your level of commitment to making a change, and your capacity to do so. I do this using a 4P model of medicine:

  • Prediction- anticipating your body’s unique needs and the health challenges you face

  • Prevention- getting ahead of any risks by bringing your body into a balanced state best for healing and maintaining health

  • Personalization- building a plan that works for you, tailored to your body’s specific needs

  • Participation- figuring out how to best define and support your role as an active participant in your health.

I generally like to form a long term relationship with my patients with follow up frequency determined on a case by case basis. Naturopathic medicine often takes some time to work, but if you can commit to the process of healing, you will find that the results are lasting and ultimately life changing.

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TARA NAYAK N.D.

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