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Dr. Guy DaSilva

Endocrinology
Sarasota, FL
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Sarasota, FL

Address

7313 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL
Directions

Insurances accepted

No Value

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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Endocrinology

Family Medicine

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

148 Answers
11 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Don't: Don't buy fish oil that doesn't give the epa/dha levels and state that there is zero mercury ppt.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Antihistamine: Typically this is caused by allergies and release of histamine and thus the itch. An antihistamine can releive this problem but of course getting rid... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Chelosis and gut : Chelosis is the cracking on the side of your lips. B vitamin deficiencies are a common cause. The rash could be caused by intestinal permeability th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Sexy Shaker: Sex releases natural chemicals that can speed things up. This includes adrenaline that can cause rapid heart beat and shaking. Adrenaline can also ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Glutathione : The alternative to nac would be intravenous glutathione. After all, the reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT lev... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Probiotic supplement: Friendly bacteria over time can be destroyed from antibiotic use, steroids, & alcohol to name a few. It's estimated that there are 200 trillion of th... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Psyllium: Taking fiber capsules such as psyllium husks keeps the bowels moving while not entering the blood stream. Fish oil is also very helpful and the dha c... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Wash hands: Hand washing appears to be a valuable weapon against contracting viruses and bacteria from the environment.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Perfectly safe: If the prenatal vitamins are good for pregnant women, you should be assured that they would be good for anyone. And there is no interraction between ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
No: Probiotics are bacteria and not viruses, so there will be no issues with killing your probiotics with garlic.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
HbA1c & toothbrushin: The hemoglobin A1c is a measure of glycation found in blood tests. It is a combination of sugars meshing with proteins on the cell surface. It deter... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
The Aspartame Danger: In the body, aspartame has been shown to reduce production of the powerful anti-oxidant glutathione in the brain, thus leaving the brain vulnerable to... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes: I have seen patients buy it from china, which i don't recommend and from mexico. I question the quality. Could always get an igf-1 level before usin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Either: I believe either is acceptable in medicine. Water is the typical diluent but flavored solutions are also used in pharmacies.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
35-40 grams per day: 35-40 grams per day.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes: Homeopathic medicine is a type of therapy based on the hypothesis that a substance that causes the symptoms of a disease in healthy people will cure t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochem... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Stomach Worms?: The stomach is not typically involved by worms. Lack of stomach acid, inability to digest proteins, stress, organisms such as h. Pylori, gall bladder... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Prevent causes: The first line therapy for preventing heart disease is to make sure you stay away from the causes. Amonst these are cigarettes, fast food, obesity, d... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Get measurements: Make sure you are not taking iron to compensate for blood loss. We do not lose iron unless we are bleeding. So once we ruled-out blood loss, get you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Flouride is not good: Although the pineal gland stores more Fluoride than any other tissue in the body, too much of it can lead to early onset of puberty. For a more detai... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
EnvironmentalPuberty: Premature onset of puberty is becoming more and more common. The environment plays a huge part in this phenomenon. For example, plastics contain pht... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes : Two things and one cause... The thyroid gland sits on top of the adam's apple. It produces T4 that later gets converted to the active hormone T3 (lio... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Vitamin C: If we are talking about a virus, try taking 1000 to 2000 mg of vitamin c.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Allergic response: When something hits your stomach that your body doesn;t exactly like, the immune system can get turned on and eventually cause and aller.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Fibrocystic: The typical cause for pain bilaterally is hormonal, especially in women with dense, fibrocystic changes. This pain should subside as the period progr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Glycemic Load: Gaining weight with any form of sugar is a function of how much Insulin is released when sugar gets into your blood stream. Insulin produces the fat.... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Sudden contraction : They are merely sudden twitches or contractions of a muscle or muscle group. They are not considered pathological.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Glutathione : The reason for taking nac is to raise the glutathione levels in the body. Why not oral glutathione? Glutathione is too large of a molecule to enter ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Fibrocystic: The typical cause for pain bilaterally is hormonal, especially in women with dense, fibrocystic changes. This pain should subside as the period progr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Antidepressants: Most doctors or more likely to give anti-depressants because it is a quick and easy fix. Most anitdepressants focus on modulating serotonin. Unfortu... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both,... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Stress and growth: Growth hormone is responsible for growth and repair. The hormones produced by stress are catabolic. So the first builds you up and the other breaks ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Find the root cause: I get this question a lot and unfortunately I have to say no about the medications. But i'd like to offer another solution. The goal of hyperthyroid... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
No: It is getting more & more common for young girls to get their periods. Part of the problem is the introduction of xenoestrigens found in plastics as ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Remove the earwax: You can buy an over-the-counter ear wax solution with a irrigation bulb that will relieve you of this issues very inexpensively.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
UTi: Only if you have blood in the urine and that urine leaked into the vagina will you see blood in the vagina.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or othe... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Colon Cancer plus: Low fiber diets can cause hemorrhoids, divericulosis, polyps and even colon cancer.
A member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
It sure can: One way that fasting effects the periods is by reducing thyroid function. As part of a work-up for irregular periods, i will often look at thyroid fu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Sometimes: Each veteran's case is reviewed and evaluated by a prescribing clinician for the following: ■ability and means, including family or caregiver, to ca... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Too Many: It is the sole ingredient in accent. Used in chinese food as well as spanish food, but because of it's excellent ability to enhance the taste of food,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Find root cause and.: Finding the root cause of the hair loss is first. Is it low thyroid, elevated dihydrotestosterone, gluten sensitivity, autoimmunity, infection or othe... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Stress management: Congratulations on your wedding. I recommend 8 hours of sleep, possibly with the help of melatonin. Next i would look into guided imagery, deep brea... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Yes : This medication use to be a precription formula. Don't let it's over-the-counter status make you think it's not a powerful anti yeast medication. If... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 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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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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