When we started assembling our Gut Council, we had grandiose ideas of how we would share the news (think: balloons… confetti… probiotics being whacked out a pinata maybe?). But then, we realized you don’t know what a “Gut Council” is, so we landed on a blog post.
What is the Jetson Gut Council?
The Gut Council is our assembly of health doctors and experts who will accelerate our mission of making Americans healthier by focusing on gut health. And because gut health is overall health, the members of our Gut Council span a variety of specialties – ranging from neurology and dietetics, to rheumatology and pediatrics. We have a doctor to combat probably any medical issue one could face – a luxury I’m sure many of our team members will take advantage of in the form of “Hey Doc - I have a quick medical question!” type emails.
Aside from reassuring Sarah in Marketing that she definitely doesn’t have short term memory loss because she missed a deadline, our Gut Council will work closely with members of the Jetson team to guide our product development in order to drive positive health outcomes through accessible, innovative products that accelerate gut health. So when we say “doctor recommended” what we really mean is, “health experts and doctors helped to make this product.”
In addition to product development, our Gut Council will provide resources, guidance and education to our team and to you, our community. An integral part of Jetson’s mission has been to make gut health and its impact on our overall health something that can be unnecessarily complicated and vague – easily digestible.
The Gut Council will do this by distilling research into easy to understand content that keeps you interested, engaged, and in the know. Whether that be blog posts, Instagram takeovers, Youtube videos… just you wait.
Now for the starting lineup…
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy, MD, PhD
Ilene S. Ruhoy MD, PhD, is the founder of the Center for Healing Neurology, where she takes an integrative approach to helping her patients heal and achieve optimal health.
After receiving her medical degree, Dr. Ruhoy earned a PhD in Environmental Toxicology, and collaborated with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish peer-reviewed research on the toxic effects of pharmaceuticals and chemicals, and how physicians can help minimize these effects through dosing and prescribing.
Dr. Ruhoy is trained in both pediatric and adult neurology at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington. She bridges the gap between allopathic and alternative medicine to offer a holistic approach to neurological health and healing. Her approach has been internationally recognized by patients all over the globe.
Dr. Gillian Ehrlich, ARNP, DNP
Dr. Gillian Ehrlich practices Functional & Ayurvedic medicine at the Center for Healing Neurology in Seattle, Washington. Her professional training includes a Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Washington, certification from The Institute for Functional Medicine and professional-level Ayurvedic training certified by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Dr. Gillian started her career in health as an organic farmer, then a wilderness educator at the Pacific Crest Outward Bound School. After learning Ayurveda with Dr. Vasant Lad, she knew that the foundation of medicine needed to change. She returned to school, and spent the next 10 years caring for homeless adults in both inpatient and outpatient medical shelter settings, followed by 7 years bringing Functional Medicine & Ayurveda into primary care. Dr. Gillian’s latest shift to the Center for Healing Neurology reflects the focus of her practice on the gut and neurological mechanisms of health: perception, processing, connection and justice.
Alexandra Turnbull, RDN, LD
Alexandra Turnbull is a Registered Dietitian and mom of two. Pre motherhood, she obtained her bachelor of science in dietetics from St. Catherine University, where she then went on to obtain her credentials as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has worked in long term care, clinical, weight management and now in school food service. She is an expert in infant and child nutrition and is passionate about helping parents find ways to feed their families with more confidence and less stress. Personally, Alex loves to eat to live and believes that all foods can fit within a healthy lifestyle. She encourages families to find simple and realistic ways to work towards a healthier and happier life.
Dr. Anthony S. Padula, M.D.
Anthony S. Padula, M.D., is a triple-board-certified physician in adult medicine, pediatrics and rheumatology. He also serves as a healthcare advisor for digital health start-ups disrupting care for chronic conditions. Dr. Padula is an industry recognized leader, speaker, educator and advocate in his field.
Dr. Padula combines his passions to tackle health challenges that confront both the individual and the system. He believes disease not only attacks our body, but also warps our ‘health identity,’ and that only by caring for the whole person can we truly restore wellness.
Dr. Padula practices as a Rheumatologist at the Northern California Arthritis Center in Walnut Creek, CA. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Biology from Brown University, and received his medical doctor degree from Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Sahil Khanna, M.D.
Dr. Sahil Khanna, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. His studies and analysis of the microbiota’s link to human diseases awakened him to the power that gut health has on the human body and various disease states. Some of Dr. Khanna’s recognitions include: the Miles and Shirley Fiterman Award, Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award, Donald C. Balfour Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Research Award, among others.