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Welcome to the Learn Skin podcast with your hosts, board certified dermatologists, Dr. Raja Sivamani and Dr. Hadar Lev-Tov. Each week, we will be bringing you the latest in Integrative Dermatology.  

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Hosts:  Hadar Lev-Tov, MD MAS & Raja Sivamani, MD MS AP
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Sep 22, 2022

Ready for the ins and outs of stool testing? We’re right there with you. This week, we’re joined by Cat Simmons, RDN as she covers its varying approaches and how it compares to other types of testing, as well as how stool testing can offer insight into conditions such as leaky gut, skin conditions, and more. Each Thursday, join Dr. Raja and Dr. Hadar, board certified dermatologists, as they share the latest evidence based research in integrative dermatology. For access to CE/CME courses, become a member at
Cat Simmons is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and has spent most of her career in the functional laboratory diagnostic space. Her educational background has a dual appointment in exercise physiology and dietetics with a master’s degree in metabolic physiology. She has a decade of experience in advanced laboratory interpretation, education, and counseling in addition to clinical practice. She takes a functional and integrative approach to health with a firm belief that “all disease begins in the gut.” Her research interests and passions include insulin signaling, nutrient metabolism, and weight loss physiology. Cat also is a certified diabetes care and education specialist. In clinical practice, Cat specializes in cardiovascular prevention, sport performance nutrition; gluten sensitivity, celiac and autoimmune nutrition; the gut-brain connection, and of course all things related to the digestion, the microbiome and intestinal health where she has chosen to “niche down.”
As a clinician and educator, not only is Cat a member of the Medical Education team at Diagnostic Solutions Lab, but also the interdepartmental team coordinator playing a pivotal role in education program design. Cat is a graduate from the University of Florida (Go Gators!). She moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend graduate school at Colorado State University. Today, Cat lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, young daughter, and dog. They enjoy all the city has to offer, but frequent the mountains often for hiking, snowboarding, and camping.
Sponsored by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory
Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory bridges the gap between healthcare providers and the laboratory, offering cutting-edge tests such as GI-MAP®, OMX™ (Organic Metabolomics), CytoDX®, and GenomicInsight®. Identifying root causes gives practitioners the tools for optimized patient outcomes. Our commitment to education and service ensures practitioners and patients benefit from the latest research. 
To learn more about the GI-MAP®, visit their booth at the 2022 Integrative Dermatology Symposium.