Myrto Angela Ashe, MD, MPH, originally trained as a family physician andpracticed 20 years in community health centers in Massachusetts, California, andColorado. After noticing the failure of a conventional medical approach to improvesymptoms for a close family member, she began to study alternatives tomedications, and to try some of these practices on herself and her family. Thenear immediate improvement in everyone’s health was so compelling that in2011, she decided to orient her entire practice around functional medicine. Myrto is certified in functional medicine by the Institute for Functional Medicine, and her consultation-based practice is located in California. Over the years, thefocus of the practice has evolved, where at this time it centers on the restorationof a healthy gut biome, and the optimization of health parameters with the goalof healthy aging. The practice website is unconventionalmedicine.net.