Dr. Ayo Bankole
Dr. Ayo Bankole is a California State licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Physician Assistant. He uses the healing principles of treating the cause of disease and choosing therapies that support his patient’s innate healing system. Dr. Bankole treats a range of conditions including gastrointestinal problems, autoimmunity and diabetes. In practice he emphasizes treating injured and arthritic joints in athletes and non-athletes alike using Prolotherapy and Platelet-rich plasma. He designs customized heart wellness programs that include specialized testing, nutrition and chelation therapy. Having undergone post-graduate training and certification in environmental medicine he understands how even low level toxin exposure cause illness and therefore examines their role, ultimately employing strategies to purge toxins for health restoration. Dr. Bankole’s special interest in weight loss encouraged him to create a one of a kind Bio-Balance Health & Slimming System™ to address the hormonal imbalances, inflammation and toxins that led to overeating and fat storage. Dr. Bankole has served as an academic instructor for the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Nutrition Program. He has over a decade of medical experience working as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant at Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley and Riverside, Hu Hu Kam Memorial Hospital in Arizona, and Prince George’s Hospital Center in Maryland. Dr. Bankole received his Naturopathic Doctorate from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ, and his undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, DC where he completed the Physician Assistant Program. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association of Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine, the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Medicine. Dr. Bankole likes to spend his spare time listening to jazz music, attending plays and spending time in nature with his family.
Dr. Sasha Blissett, ND
Dr. Blissett is a California State licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a special interest in women’s and endocrine health. Her experience stretches the full spectrum of women’s health, from conception to menopause, and supporting the process of healthy aging. She has concentrated her studies in thyroid and digestive disorders and the use of nutrition, botanicals, and bio-identical hormones. Prior to relocating to California, she assisted in multiple home-births with Dr. Farra Swan, one of the first Naturopathic midwives in the southwestern United States. Coming from the corporate health and wellness field with one of the largest well-being companies for the past seven years, Dr. Blissett has used her knowledge of naturopathic medicine, disease prevention, and lifestyle counseling to administer customized weight and stress management programs to help improve the overall well-being of her clients. She has also worked with her company’s empowerment learning team, collaborating with colleagues to help target more specific health concerns of its employees. She particularly excels in personal trust building with patients. Her keen listening skill set helps her clearly understand her patient’s needs and goals. Her focus on strategic goal setting and personal support has contributed to her success. Dr. Blissett has also collaborated with Dr. Bankole on the Clean and Balanced Weight Loss program used at the Inland Naturopathic Medical Center. She received her Naturopathic Degree from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences in Tempe, Arizona, and her bachelor’s degree from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where she completed her Pre-med program. She completed a midwifery internship at Casa Nacimiento in El Paso, Texas. Dr. Blissett is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine and the California Naturopathic Doctors Association. When she is not working or expanding her knowledge of natural health therapeutics, Dr. Blissett enjoys dancing, reading, traveling and catching up with her family in Florida and her native Jamaica.
Karolyn Dang, Wellness Coordinator
Karolyn serves as a Wellness Coordinator. She finds gratification in being the first to greet and welcome our clients, and takes pride in connecting with, and supporting clients in their wellness journey. Karolyn loves seeing others become empowered in their health. Karolyn received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside. She’s currently studying to earn her masters degree in Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics. Karolyn’s dedication to her own health and passion for fitness led her through sponsorship to become a certified personal trainer. When not in the office you can find her training at the gym. During the Autumn months, she enjoys watching her favorite hockey teams, the Los Angeles Kings and the Ontario Reign. She also likes to spend time with friends and family, listening to music, traveling and exploring the outdoors. She is also happy to snuggle up with a good book or movie.
Jessica Reynolds, Health & Wellness Coach, Nutrition Consultant
Jessica Reynolds is a nutrition, wellness and fitness professional specializing in weight loss, health education, and meal planning. Jessica has a passion for making a positive and lasting difference in her patients’ and clients’ lives, and enjoys helping them to reach their health and lifestyle goals. She works closely with the doctors at Inland Naturopathic Medical Center to encourage healthy changes and help practice members improve quality of life.
Jessica achieved her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science at California State University, Northridge in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Health at Loma Linda University with an emphasis in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has extensive experience in health promotion among diverse groups of adults as well as with educating children and adolescents about health, nutrition, cooking, and fitness.
Jessica has previously worked as a business owner of a fitness center for four years where she developed the framework for weight loss challenges, accountability support groups, nutrition education sessions, and personal and group fitness training. She has also developed health and nutrition curriculum plans for summer school programs where she taught students age preschool through 12th grade about healthy eating, food safety, fitness, hygiene, and food science. She enjoys using her expertise to educate others in the powerful effect of food and fitness on health.
When not at work, Jessica finds joy in cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. She also loves spending time with her 3 dogs, exercising both indoors and outdoors, and getting lost in a good book.