Dr. Guy DaSilva

Endocrinology
Sarasota, FL
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sarasota, FL

Address

7313 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL
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About

Bio

Recieved 6 years of training in Pathology, Internal Medicine, Hematology Molecular Medicine. Formerly held positions as Asst Professor of Medicine at KU Medical School CEO of HemePath Institute. Competed 2-yr Fellowship in Antiaging, Regenerative Functional Medicine is Board Certified

Specialties
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Endocrinology

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Many problems 1cause: Look into gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Also see scientific american august 2009 "the surprising link between celiac and autoimmune disease" ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
OTC tests: There are over-the-counter test kits to check for each as a screening tool. Next step is to treat it appropriately.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
No Associations: Parkinson's is a neuroinflammatory condition affecting the substantia nigra in the brain. A low Dopamine level is common in these patients. Oxidativ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megalobla... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Vitamin & the Gut: I presume you have a problem taking the b-vitamins. In some patients with molecular issues in the gut, they will often experience nausea and such. T... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megalobla... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
WHEY it out: Hydrolysed whey protein is rich in all of the essential and non-essential amino acids, which are the building blocks for all proteins including muscl... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Autism & Puberty: The development of autism is usually seen prior to the age of two years old when the brain is most "plastic" and vulnerable to toxins in the environme... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Don't believe so: Unless your air in the home is already filled with toxins, there should not be any ill effects of breathing in circulating air from a ceiling fan. I ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Mg, D3, Theanine, O3: Since calcium influx into brain cells is the primary mechanism that cause cell death from glutamate, it is necessary to block the glutamate (nmda) rec... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
35-40 grams per day: 35-40 grams per day.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
NAC attack : Nac is a pretty harmless chemical that is a precursor to one of the most powerful anti-oxidants produced in our body, namely glutathione. It helps cl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
DNA breakdown: Carcinogens can cause cells to rapidly divide in response to the continual attack on their survival. With this high cell turnover coves oxidative/fre... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
No: Optimal bmis for males could be in the teens (17%) while women require more body fat at around 24%, .
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
B12 and Your Body: B12 is a water soluble vitamin that primary works in the formation of nerve tissue (myelin) and is essential for the maturation of red & white blood c... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Vitamins & Hair: Vutamins vital to hair and nails are biotin and panththenic acid. Other causes of thin hair such as low thyroid (low fee t3), should also be ruled ou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Days: About 10 to 14 days.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Thiamine and B12: Excess alcohol intake typically leads to rapid loss of thiamine and b12.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Yes: While probiotics are the living bacteria that normally reside in our gut, prebiotics are the foods they eat. Prebiotics mostly come from carbohydrate... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Probably not: Green tea is very medicinal, with egcg and theanine to name a few that are very beneficial in people with stomach issues. In fact it is recommended a... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Chewing more will: All solid foods hold the potential risk of chocking no matter what size of shape. I believe the key to good digestion and prevention of chocking, pro... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Sexy heart: A few things could be happening. Sex releases natural chemicals that can speed things up. They include natural opiates like endorphins and Adrenalin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Refined Sugars: Eat lean protein such as fish and poultry. Supplement with whey protein if needed. Stay away from sugars that have a high glycemic index wil turn ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Sudden contraction : They are merely sudden twitches or contractions of a muscle or muscle group. They are not considered pathological.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Stress management: I recommend 8 hours of sleep, possibly with the help of melatonin. Next i would look into guided imagery, deep breathing, yoga, prayer and meditation... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Dehydrated skin: Alcohol will remove normal hydration from the skin.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Don't know why: Monosodium glutamate (msg) can be neurotoxic because of it's resemblence to a natural exitatory neurotransmitter called glutatmate. Glutamate when to... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Adrenal function: Typically, when there are two organs and one is removed, the other compensates and under normal, non-stressed situations, the person should do find. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Acto-no: In my experience the patented drudeveloped to improve the bine density scan have not proven to prevent bone fractires. In fact, the black box warning... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Leaky Gut: Many times food sensitivities can come about when there is intestinal permeability, aka "leaky gut".
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Neuro/adenal test: When there is no apparent situation causing depression, i highly recommend getting your neurotransmittters tested by urine and adrenal function tested... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Yes: Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) along with avoiding dairy and perhaps going gluten free. Try this for 3 weeks and see how you do.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Stress & illness: Stress is responded to by two tiny glands called the adrenals. If the adrenals are over working, the hormones they produce may begin to break you dow... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Ulcers and stress: Tis is a complicated answer but let me try to explain it simply. In periods of stress, there is an over production of two hormones from the adrenal. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Blood disorders: The scope of hematology varies from abnormalities in the production of certain cell lines in the bone marrow, to more serious diseases pertaining to m... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Biotin: Hair loss is a complicated issue that can be caused by many things, ie overproduction of dihydrotestosterone (dht), autoimmune disease, & hypothyroidi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Yes: A hormone is a chemical produced in the human body by a gland that has an action in another place in the body. Some work on bone, some on the brain, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Yes.: Female hormones are not at the same level all month long. During the bleeding period, both Estradiol and Progesterone are low. After the typical 5 d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
May be silent: Women & men are equally at risk for heart disease. The most eminent is coronary blood vessel narrowing, but in women especially, a vascular spasm can... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Meditteranean : In many cases the low cal diet can signal to the thyroid that you are in starvation mode thus preventing weight loss. A surer way to lose weight is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Low Hgb: Hemglobin is a molecule found in red blood cells to carry oxygen. It is composed of 2 globulin proteins and iron. So to raise it, you need to know i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
IV glutathione: Glutathione given as an IV push along with hyperbaric oxygen therapy have shown promise at easing and slowing down the progression of this disease.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Possibly: You may want to get tested for gluten sensitivity and leaky gut. I know it sounds like an unlikely casue for ra, which is an autoimmune disease, but ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Niacin & Primrose : Niacin is a great solution for raising HDL naturally. I typically recommend patients take time released Niacin to minimize the flush at a dose of 500... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Relieving the ache: First make sure there is no major diseases such as ulcers or growths. After ruling this out, make sure there are no infectious processes such as h. P... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Autoimmune: Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin often triggered by a food allergen in the gut, it seems likely that the hair follicles that resid... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
The MCV is the clue: When you get a CBC blood test, there is something called the mcv. This is the red blood cell size. If the cell size or MCV is low, this implies that... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Nothing adverse: Folic acid is a b vitamin found in many foods including green leafy vegea. In pregnant women it is use to prevent a condition. Called spinal bifida. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 37 years experience
Not enough vaccinate: Although we do a great job vaccinating here and in other industrialized countries, there are many parts of the world where vaccines are not administer... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. DaSilva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. DaSilva is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for explaining that in non doc terms. I have serve b-12 and iron def. My blood work is so messed up. I get iron infusions but it
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I had my thyroid radioactively removed several years ago. Now I have high LDL.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Guy! I found your advice very informative and will use it!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Spartan Health Sciences University, School Of Medicine, St. Lucia
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Key Note Speaker, IV Nutrition Workshop with the American Academy of Anti Aging & Regenerative Medicine
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