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From the Townsend Letter
October 2015

The Gut Microbiome: Your Mood's Micromanager?
by Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, and Megan Murphy, CAP
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Filomena Trindade, MD, MPHFilomena Trindade, MD, MPH, is a teacher, author, and international sought-after speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a master's program through the University of South Florida). After obtaining her BA degree in biology she went on to finish a master's in public health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the UC San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 18 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine, she was the medical director of a large nonprofit organization that catered to the underserved. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in functional medicine in the US, Latin America, and Europe.

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