SE Episode 085: Have The Willingness to Change Your Life w/ Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra & Dr. Basima Williams

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Medical doctors at PALM Health, Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra and Dr. Basima Williams, join Lisa on an eye-opening episode as they discuss key lesser-known factors to improve your health, life, and business.


CEO, Lauren Munsch Dal Farra:
Inspiring an upward spiral of change to ignite growth and improve quality of life is the invisible thread connecting CEO Lauren Munsch Dal Farra’s visionary leadership across multiple business ventures.

Lauren knows that while everyone wants optimal well-being, cultivating the awareness and behaviors that contribute to sustainable health is hard to do. Enter PALM Health, innovative home of a multidisciplinary team of experts in wellness and medicine that she founded in 2016. PALM addresses the problem of the current healthcare crisis by diagnosing and treating the whole person- body, spirit, and thought- in the context of their environment. At the core of the PALM model is highly accessible, personalized support and meaningful relationships with a wealth of providers. Over four years, innumerable PALM clients have shared stories of the kind of transformation Lauren has always known was possible.

As a leader, Lauren has cultivated an environment of collaboration, innovation, and commitment to service excellence in which staff and clients thrive together as a community. She has been featured in numerous articles and podcasts highlighting her vision of and dedication to empowering individuals and communities to grow in well-being. In 2018, she was named as one of St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Top Business Leaders.

In addition to taking PALM Health from concept to reality, Lauren’s entrepreneurial success includes co-launching two business ventures in other fields: BCDF Pictures, an independent film production company, and Statement Advertising, which creates trailers and posters for film and television. She is also a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician who completed medical school at Saint Louis University and her Internal Medicine training at Washington University, then excelled as a Cardiology Fellow at Mount Sinai Hospital. During medical school, Lauren co-founded The Anthropedia Foundation, an educational organization that teaches individuals, professionals, and non-profits ways to cultivate mental health and well-being in order to decrease rates of lifestyle- and stress-related illness. Anthropedia has built partnerships with Saint Louis University and numerous national non-profits and has developed training centers in France, Sweden, and New York in addition to St. Louis.

Dr. Basima is a passionate family medicine physician who embraces the benefits of functional medicine by providing optimal, individualized care with an emphasis on disease prevention. She is dedicated to an integrative approach to treating illnesses and
identifying their underlying causes. Basima earned her Doctor of Osteopathy degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Basima is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine.

Dr. Basima Williams and Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra’s Something Extra: The willingness to change your life (BW), Passion (LMDF)

Links and Mentions:
Palm Health

– Lisa Nichols, Host
– Scott Crosby, Executive Producer
– Daniel Williams, Recording Engineer