Dr. Garilli is a former US Marine turned Naturopathic Doctor. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Maryland and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. Dr. Garilli has been on staff at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California Irvine (UCI) and volunteer clinical faculty at UCI medical center. She was the Director of Lifestyle Medicine at the Institute for Restorative Health in Davis, CA and in 2012 established her private practice in Northern California (NCCLM) which focuses on the prevention and treatment of chronic illness in all age groups through the effective use of natural and lifestyle medicine approaches. In addition to private practice, Dr. Garilli is a consultant for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for Metagenics; she is also a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Metagenics. One of her passions is teaching, as such she is a faculty member of Hawthorn University where she teaches various courses in the Masters of Holistic Nutrition program. She also loves to write and frequently publishes in various health-care journals and publications. Dr. Garilli is the current President and founding board member of the California Chapter of the Children's Heart Foundation and sits on the National board for the Children’s Heart Foundation. She lives in beautiful Northern California with her husband, their two (very) active children, four backyard chickens and a newly added dog. She loves to read, cook, garden and preserve fresh produce to enjoy year around.