Daria Demkovich Schooler, R.Ph, MD
Neurological Surgeon, retired in Columbus, Indiana
Specialty: Neurological Surgery, Retired
Board Certified: American Board of Neurological Surgery since 1997
Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine, 1983-1987
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1987-1993
Additional education / degrees: Bachelor of Science, Purdue University School of Pharmacy, 1983, licensed Pharmacist in Indiana
Location of practice: Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Indiana prior to retirement.
Type of practice: Solo Neurosurgeon 1993-2014, self employed.
Place of current work: Retired in Columbus, Indiana
Clinical experience in: Solo general neurosurgery career with emphasis on spinal and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, 1993-2014
Clinical interests: Ancestral Health, “Industrial Disease” (that’s what I call ailments associated with modern western diet and lifestyle which lacks proper nutrition, contains toxic food components, and lacks proper movement, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, autoimmune syndromes, hypertension, etc).
Interests outside of medicine: Private Attorney General, finance and economics, caring for my awesome dog, Baron, enjoying the arts and music, swimming, and hopefully return to Harley riding when my hands get stronger and my bikes get new tires. Primal Blueprint Expert Certification enrollee . Indiana State Medical Association Delegate to the United States Pharmacopoeia Convention since 1995.
How did you first become interested in ancestral health? I adopted primal/paleo diet and lifestyle after studying the primal blueprint by Mark Sisson.
How has the incorporation of ancestral health principles affected your own life? Ancestral health principles provided me with the depth of understanding of lifelong health and vitality not provided in any of my undergraduate and graduate education.
Are you currently able to incorporate ancestral health principles into your medical practice? If so, in what way? Ancestral health principles are part of my daily life, but I no longer actively treat patients since my retirement from neurosurgical career.
Favorite ancestral health resources: WEBSITES: Mark’s Daily Apple, Physicians for Ancestral Health; BOOKS: The Fats of Life by Lawrence, Alignment Matters and Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman, Ph.,D., Paleo Fitness by Darryl Edwards, Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield, The Paleo Approach by Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D., Becoming a Supple Leopard by Kelly Starett, Ph.D., The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Connection by Mark Sisson, It’s My Ovaries, Stupid and Screaming to be Heard and The Savvy Women’s Guide to Testosterone and Women, Weight and Hormones by Elizabeth Lee Vliet, MD, The Paleo Manifesto by John Durant, The Acid-Alkaline Balance Diet by Kliment, The Perfect Health Diet by Jaminets, Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, MD, The Big Fat Surprise by Nina Teicholz. My greatest academic resource for ancestral health is my fellow members of Physicians for Ancestral Health professional organization. I learn something new and important with every correspondence. I’m still on my road to health. Living in Indiana, I’m almost alone in the professional support for Ancestral Health Principles, with the exception of a few chiropractor friends. After suffering career ending carpal tunnel syndrome and CMC joint arthritis, my future health depends on education and the continued application of ancestral health principles in my daily life.
Daria’ Blog: dariaschooler.com
Daria’s Website: Comprehensive Spine & Neurosurgery Services