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Get to the root of the problem. 


in Berkeley CA and other locations via telehealth

Heal your Gut

Optimize your health.

You deserve to live a life full of energy and vitality. However, modern American life doesn’t make healthy living easy. The cumulative impacts of eating on the run, excessive computer time, environmental pollutants, and the stress of our hectic schedules can diminish vitality and make us vulnerable to chronic health issues. Gut symptoms often signal a sense of 'dis-ease'—your body's way of alerting you to rebalance before things escalate into full-blown disease. Functional medicine offers a proactive approach to get you back on the path to wellness.

Personalized to you.

Migraine relief

Migraines and headaches don’t need to dictate your life. Functional medicine delves into the root causes of migraines, recognizing that each individual experiences them differently, with distinct triggers and underlying issues. We’ll work together to uncover what fills your 'migraine bucket'—the combination of factors that precipitate your attacks—and develop strategies to empty it, putting the brakes on this chronic cycle.

Learn more about how you can find migraine relief.

The holistic way.

Reset your Metabolic Health

So many of us face metabolic health challenges. By employing targeted strategies to rebalance your gut microbiome, we can boost your natural production of GLP-1, promoting better glucose metabolism and overall cardiovascular health without the side effects. This holistic approach is rooted in understanding and optimizing the intricate connections between your gut health and hormonal balance,  promoting long-term positive change.


Debora Tingley   PhD, LDN, IFMCP
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Hi there,

my name is Debora!


Are you struggling to understand why you're not feeling your best? Whether you're grappling with vague symptoms or dealing with an early diagnosis, you are in the right place! The approach needs to goes beyond temporary fixes.  As a functional medicine practitioner, my goal is to identify and address the root cause of your health concerns.  Our process begins with a thorough life health review, including lab assessments, and then we work to reduce symptoms and rebalance with food, supplements, and a lifestyle plan that fits your schedule. I employ natural solutions that support all of the body's systems. When we bring balance and energy back into your life, you'll be able to get back to doing what you love with gusto! 

Although my home office is in Berkeley CA, I provide telehealth service for clients in many states. Please check my FAQ for more information.


Find Relief
from Chronic Issues

Functional medicine excels when dealing with chronic conditions. When you’re in pain, bloated, feeling low energy, or foggy, there’s often an underlying imbalance causing your discomfort. Don’t settle for symptom management. Let’s get to the root cause. 


Functional medicine practitioners may use advanced diagnostic testing to uncover nutritional deficiencies, food hypersensitivities, hormonal imbalances, gut health issues, or genetic predispositions that could be contributing to chronic migraine. Treatment strategies are highly individualized, incorporating dietary changes, supplementation, detoxification, stress management techniques, and possibly acupuncture or chiropractic care. The goal is to reduce inflammation and restore optimal function to the body, thereby reducing the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.

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Our Process

If you’re new to functional medicine, here’s what to expect. First, know that I provide each client with one-on-one care. Your health matters, so I’m going to give you the time and attention you deserve. We will discuss your health goals and situation during our comprehensive sessions. 


You won’t feel rushed. You won’t feel bewildered.


By the end of our time together, you'll have a deeper understanding of your health, empowering you to embrace a lifestyle that supports your well-being and aspirations.


  • Do you work with people across the U.S.?
    Unfortunately, no. My practice faces limitations due to licensing and laboratory ordering constraints in specific states. I am unable to offer services to residents of Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Wyoming.
  • Do you take insurance?
    No, I do not take insurance. Most functional medicine practitioners don’t accept insurance. By choosing not to accept insurance, I’m better able to put clients first, free from the constraints and limitations imposed by third-party payers. This allows me the freedom to spend ample time with each client, thoroughly investigate their health concerns, and recommend comprehensive plans without being bound by arbitrary reimbursement guidelines or bureaucratic red tape.
  • Do you have payment plans?
    Unfortunately, no, not at this time.
  • Do you offer appointment packages?
    Yes. I offer packages at a discounted rate. Contact me for more information.
  • Do you offer online self-paced program options?
    I will in the future. Stay tuned!
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Functional Medicine Approach
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The Work

  • Lifestyle optimization

Lifestyle optimization involves identifying and implementing changes in daily habits such as nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress management, and social connections to enhance overall well-being and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, aiming for a balanced and fulfilling life.

  • Tailored nutrition

Tailored nutrition focuses on creating personalized dietary plans based on individual needs, preferences, and health goals, considering factors such as nutrient requirements, food sensitivities, and underlying health conditions to optimize nutrition and support overall health and vitality.

  • Targeted supplements

I typically employ supplements as a bridge to a more holistic food-first approach. Targeted use of dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, or botanical extracts can address specific nutrient deficiencies, support physiological functions, or mitigate symptoms associated with health imbalances. This supplement regimen will complement other aspects of our comprehensive health plan.

  • Wellness maintenance strategies

Health maintenance strategies encompass proactive measures to remain on the path we have cultivated together and is supported by regular health screening, lifestyle program check-ins and additional recommendations to continue to optimize overall health and longevity. This maintenance phase emphasizes the importance of preventive care and wellness promotion.


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Let's Take This Journey Together!

Too many people here in the Berkeley area and beyond aren’t getting the results they need. Functional medicine is changing the game. Please reach out if you have questions about my approach. I look forward to hearing your story and discussing how we can work together toward your health goals.

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