Skip to content

Nature: The Ultimate Gene Whisperer with Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND

Eating seasonally is a cornerstone of holistic nutrition!  The upcoming Hawthorn webinar with faculty member Dr. Bianca Garilli, ND will take you into the relationship between the changing seasons and its impact on genetic expression.  We will discuss how these circannual rhythms of the body play an integral part in our food choices and thus our health outcomes.  Join us and Dr. Garilli for Nature: The Ultimate Gene Whisperer.

Science has revealed that a full quarter of the human genome changes the way it is expressed based on the season and shift in weather and time of year.  Plants go through a similar change highlighting the importance of understanding the various energetics associated with plant foods and how this corresponds to the needs of the human body.  We will discuss several common conditions including hypothyroidism and cardiovascular disease and how seasonal eating can be more effectively applied in these scenarios.  Combining the ancient knowledge of the rhythmic changes of nature, humans and plants with 21st century research on clock genes and genetic expression will generate the potential for creating even more personalized and effective holistic wellness programs.

Dr. Bianca Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Maryland and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington.   Dr. Garilli runs a lifestyle medicine practice and consulting business in Northern California.  In addition to working with patients to create personalized lifestyle medicine programs, she also consults with medical practices around the country and with nutraceutical companies in a variety of professional educational capacities.  She is on the faculty of Hawthorn University and is the current President and founding board member of the California Chapter of the Children’s Heart Foundation.  Dr. Garilli lives in beautiful Northern California with her husband, their two (very) active children and four backyard chickens.