Dr. Leybelis Padilla

As a mommy to 2, wife to a former NFL player, Latina, & practicing Gastroenterologist, I understand full well that life is a marathon (actually a few marathons!), & not a 100M race. 

After hearing from many of my patients, family & friends just how crazy it can be to find reliable & accurate health & wellness information, I decided to begin my social media adventure & web presence to be a resource and better serve women.

Making healthy lifestyle choices, optimizing wellness and overall health can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be!

I am here to help! 

Can’t wait to work with you. 

So, this really all started for a few reasons. At only 4 years after finishing my fellowship in Gastroenterology, I was already feeling burnout & that wasn't the life I had sought out to live. And certainly not one I wanted to sustain or have my girls see everyday.

On top of that, the possibility that my husband could be at risk for CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) made us set out to incorporate lifestyle changes with the goal of optimizing our well-being, living a life of joy, and living with intention. 

So now, you can find me here, sharing what I know in easily digestible (pun intended!) ways so that you can regain control of your health & wellbeing.

My superpower is helping busy humans transform their gut health & wellness so they can go on to be super-humans in their families lives. 

I BELIEVE IN:

Straight talk, strong drinks, good food, short emails, good music, art, and dancing. 

I'm NOT ABOUT:

Passive aggressive or small talk. Or turning down a challenge or a game of Taboo. Or starting the day without coffee.

YOU CAN FIND ME:

Eating, cooking, or both! On the beach playing in the sand with my girls or at the farmers market feasting with my eyes.

daily rituals

I need to create some! Ha! It's a work in progress. You and me both right?! Well, let's do it together. 

watching: 

DRINKING: 

READING:

CRAVING: 

Handsmaid Tale

Water with lemon

A Man's Search for Meaning

Strawberries

Currently

My Favorite Things

Traveling with my family and trying new restaurants!

my happy place!

The Beach!  I am originally from Puerto Rico and grew up on the beach. And I am excited that we are raising our girls to love the beach!

A good pair of tennis shoes paired with some comfy athleisure. And...I'm pretty sure my 2 year old has only seen me in the same 5 outfits. 

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

my guilty pleasure

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Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.

This      That

coffee


BEACH


EARLY BIRD


TOPSheet


POPCORN


cake


Juice

or

TEA


mountains


night owl


no topsheet


CHOCOLATE


popsicles


Smoothie

Where I stand on the super important stuff... Agree / disagree?