Session Description: Women’s Health, the Fasting Mimicking Diet® (FMD)and clinical applications presented by Dr. Felice Gersh will provide a deep dive into the role of or fasting over time, how it works on a biological and cellular level, and some of the beneficial physiologic effects. A woman encounters various health issues during both pre- and post-menopausal period. This affects their quality of life to a greater extent. FMD has a major role to play in women’s heath during the various phases of her life.
- Attendees understand the implementation of FMD in a Clinical Setting
- Attendees are able to list the benefits of FMD for Women’s Health
- Attendees can identify different types of fasting and Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)
About the Speaker: Felice Gersh, MD, is the Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, where she works side by side with other doctors. Her practice has become one the most successful in the area, and she embraces many varied tasks other than direct patient care, including lecturing and writing on numerous topics relevant to women. She’s been fortunate to have been invited to travel and speak at medical conferences around the world, to appear on podcasts, and to deliver many webinars.
Felice Gersh has an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University and a medical degree from USC School of Medicine, where she was named the top female graduating physician and invited into Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society that recognizes the top five percent of graduating medical students in the country. She subsequently studied Obstetrics and Gynecology at the prestigious Kaiser Hospital in Los Angeles, where she was awarded the CREOG award as the top resident every year. Soon after graduating Dr. Gersh became Board-Certified, and over the following years as a practicing OB/GYN, she has performed many complex surgeries and cared for high risk pregnant women.
From the beginning of her career, her interest in medicine was far-reaching, and in her medical group, which she developed in the early 1980s, she incorporated treatments rarely found within the confines of a conventional practice, such as Chinese Medicine, biofeedback, nutritional counseling, and psychological therapy. Dr. Gersh ultimately pursued an interest in functional and integrative medicine, and graduated from the two-year Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She has maintained her relationship with the university: She reviews and grades the case studies final exams, and goes to Tucson to lecture to the Fellowship students.
Dr. Gersh strive to be the very best of doctors, and has been recognized with numerous honors, awards, and accolades throughout her career. She has been awarded the Orange County Medical Association’s ‘Physician of the Year’ Award for the last 13 years consecutively, and Southern California’s ‘SuperDoctor’ Award for the last several years. In her role as a physician teacher, she served as Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years, for which she was awarded the Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She also serves her medical community, and has been active in organized medicine; Dr. Gersh has served on the Legislative Committee at the Orange County Medical Association and as a delegate to the California Medical Association numerous times. She also cares about our planet, and works with the Nature Conservancy and the Sierra Club.
Dr. Gersh’s primary goal is to care for her patients and to ensure they are in optimal health; to teach doctors the world over about the importance of creating a healthy environment within each and every woman, and to communicate with all the medical information required to attain our healthiest state, mind, body and soul.