Back to Eden Medical Fitness

The weight is over!




Functional medicine/wellness involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease.

 BACK TO EDEN WELLNESS CENTERS specialize in comprehensive, personalized health solutions. We treat people, not symptoms.  Our Functional Wellness approach addresses the underlying cause of your health concerns (i.e. nutrient deficiencies, lifestyle/behavioral/dietary choices), helping you to truly heal your body, as well as prevent future issues from developing.

 We take an integrative, science-based healthcare/wellness approach. Functional medicine/wellness practitioners look “upstream” to consider the complex web of interactions in the client’s history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup of each client is considered, along with both internal (mind, body, and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

 We integrate the best evidence and science-based medical/wellness practices. Functional medicine/wellness integrates traditional Western medical practices with what is sometimes considered “alternative” , “integrative” or “complimentary” medicine, creating a focus on prevention through nutrition, diet, and exercise; use of the latest laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques; and prescribed combinations of drugs and/or botanical formulas, supplements, therapeutic diets, detoxification programs, or stress-management techniques.

Why Do We Need Functional Medicine/Wellness?

  • Our society is experiencing a sharp increase in the number of people who suffer from complex, chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, obesity and autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.
  • The system of medicine practiced by most physicians is oriented toward acute care, the diagnosis and treatment of trauma or illness that is of short duration and in need of urgent care, such as appendicitis or a broken leg. Physicians apply specific, prescribed treatments such as drugs or surgery that aim to treat the immediate problem or symptom.
  • Unfortunately, the acute-care approach to medicine lacks the proper methodology and tools for preventing and treating complex, chronic disease. In most cases it does not take into account the unique genetic makeup of each individual or factors such as environmental exposures to toxins and the aspects of today’s lifestyle that have a direct influence on the rise in chronic disease in modern Western society.
  • There’s a huge gap between research and the way doctors practice. The gap between emerging research in basic sciences and integration into medical practice is enormous—as long as 50 years—particularly in the area of complex, chronic illness.
  • Most physicians are not adequately trained to assess the underlying causes of complex, chronic disease and to apply strategies such as nutrition, diet, and exercise to both treat and prevent these illnesses in their clients. For example, 80% of type-2 diabetics are obese, however most physicians lack the knowledge and /or ability to support efforts to lose weight through evidence and science based weight loss programs.




We are not one medical/fitness center, but have partnered with many qualified health/fitness practitioners,  ranging from primary care physicians, pediatricians, chiropractors, massage therapist, pharmacists, wellness/weight management consultants,  personal trainers and fitness centers:

 Dr. Rosemay Latortue- 813 980-2422

Dr Ebrahim Karkevandian-813 814-4900

Dr. Bozena Sabala- 727 443-3832

Dr. Esther Browne-King 727-771-8262

Dr. Eric Ruiz, Pharm.D- 813 451-1395

Dr. Samira Behi, Pharm D- 678 437-4127

Dr. Carline Vilfort, DC- 813 443-5268

Dr. Andrew Danks 813 891-0400

Dr. Stephen Williams, Pediatrician- 813 223-6222

Dr Sandra Ellis- 248 353-2600 (Southfield, Mi)

Dr. Kelvin Gorrell- 813 468-3726

Dr. Edward Wright- 813 598-5473

Rosalind Jordan, ARNP- 727 742-7508

GetWell Medical Center- 727 527-6611

Care Massage Wellness Center-813 532-7462

Grace Koretz, LMT- 352 232-3658

Robert Brown, LMT-813 484-4728

Anita Norwood, LMT- 313 682-6280 (Detroit, Mi)

Anthony Bright- Brighter Day Fitness- 321 332-2228 (Macon, Ga)

Jennifer Fata- Train for Life Fitness- 813 390-2953

CTAC Wellness Boot Camp- 478 784-7732 (Macon, Ga)

Body Sculpt Wellness Center- 678 559-6605 (Smyrna Ga),

Deborah York, MS Psychology CTA CC, CHHC- 727 557-4546

D2 Genetics- 855 687-5870

 Genetic Testing- Gene SNP/ D2 Genetics

Small variations in DNA are expressed in many ways. They can influence how we metabolize food, drugs and what types of exercise are best suited for our bodies. By identifying our own unique gene variations, we can customize lifestyle approaches, nutritional supplementation and pharmaceutical therapies  to maximize our genetic potential thereby promoting optimal health. For more information on genetic testing and nutrigenomics, go to and


Contact Charlotte Israel  at 813 765-5418 or email for information on our customized wellness programs for organizations and individuals. BACK TO EDEN has 2 locations in the Tampa Bay area:

BACK TO EDEN HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER (located at Hebrew Institute of Studies)
6023 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, Fl 33615
813 501-5543

BACK  TO EDEN MEDICAL FITNESS CENTER  (located at Doctor on Duty)
12187 W. Linebaugh Ave.
Tampa, Fl 33626
813 765-5418 / 813 501-7333



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