About Dawn Harris Sherling M.D.
I’m Dr. Dawn Harris Sherling, and I’m on a mission to make it easier for people to heal their bodies without restrictive eating or diet fads. Research now shows that illnesses like IBS, Type II Diabetes, and many others are directly connected to specific food additives. I’m calling BS on the ultra-processed food industry and exploitative diet culture.
In my new book, Eat Everything: How to Ditch Additives and Emulsifiers, Heal Your Body, and Reclaim the Joy of Food, I share my personal journey as a doctor and IBS sufferer that led me to an easier, healthier, more joyful way to eat and enjoy life. I unpack new research on the food additives that are causing an epidemic of digestive issues in America and provide simple ways to help you enjoy food again, without a restrictive diet.
If you’d like to know more about me, scroll down to my bio below.
Dawn Harris Sherling M.D. is an internal medicine physician and author whose work calls out the rampant diet-related misinformation out there and simplifies the real science and latest medical advancements that can not only heal a host of digestive related illnesses, but also make eating easier and more joyful again.
A graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine, she is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and a former Instructor in Medicine at Harvard University. She is also currently Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Florida Atlantic University.
After stumbling across the key to conquering her IBS symptoms while on vacation in Italy, Dr. Sherling dedicated herself to researching how to combat the digestive illness epidemic in America and around the world. Her new book, Eat Everything: How to Ditch Additives and Emulsifiers, Heal Your Body, and Reclaim the Joy of Food, unpacks the science behind why emulsifiers and additives in the typical American diet are responsible for many digestive illnesses and diseases, and walks readers through simple, easy ways to reclaim their health without a restrictive diet.
When she is not seeing patients, writing, teaching, or speaking, Dr. Sherling will read just about anything, but particularly enjoys a good mystery, chick lit, and an occasional classic. She also enjoys binge-watching series featuring superheroes and misunderstood villains with her husband and two children, and their dog, who, in an ambitious twist, has trained the family to bring her the ball whenever requested.
More of Dr. Sherling’s writing can be found in numerous medical journals, The Palm Beach Post, The Miami Herald, and other publications. Find more on the resources section of this site and below.
Every human being is unique and important. We have different struggles and perspectives on the world, and each of us knows our own body best. I thank everyone who has shared their stories with me over the years. Food, culture, and the choices we make for our bodies and our families are personal and full of history. I strive to honor everybody’s journey and to create a space where all are welcome. If I fall short of this goal, please let me know. I am listening and trying to learn to do better each day. Thank you for taking the time to read my work and I hope it helps you on your journey towards better health and happiness.
- Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical and Policy Implications of the New Silent Killer (Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics)
- The Screening and Prevention of Diabetes Mellitus (Primary Care)
- Feeding people is hard (Orlando Style magazine)
- Confusion around alcohol guidelines (Orlando Style magazine)
- Nourishing a healthy microbiome with real food (Orlando Style magazine)
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