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Cynthia J. Libert

Great Smokies Medical Center

Cynthia J. Libert, M.D., ABFM, ABIHM, is an integrative physician and serves as medical director for the Healthy Brain Rx program at the Great Smokies Medical Center in Asheville, NC.


Dr. Libert did her undergraduate work at Saint Louis University where she competed as a NCAA Division I collegiate swimmer and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. In 2002, she earned her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She is board certified in Family Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. In 2005, she completed her residency training at Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) affiliated with UNC Chapel Hill at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, NC.

Her areas of special interest include: optimizing mood, memory and brain function, the gut microbiome, cardiometabolic health, detoxification, thyroid, adrenal and sex hormone balance. She is a life-long learner and a student of medical herbalism, nutritional supplementation, and using food as medicine.

She serves as the medical director for the Healthy Brain Rx program at the Great Smokies Medical Center in Asheville, NC. Dr. Libert studied with world-renowned neuroscientist, Dr. Dale Bredesen, M.D., at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Navato, California. She also completed Advanced Clinical Training in Treating Mild Cognitive Impairment and Early Alzheimer’s Disease with the Institute for Functional Medicine.

Dr. Libert is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health—mind, body and spirit. Her unique practice setting allows her the luxury of spending two to three hours with each new patient. Her goal is to identify the root cause of symptoms and to use the most gentle, natural solutions to bring the body back into balance. She takes a holistic, systems biology approach, utilizing the best of modern medical diagnostics and treatments, as well as natural remedies.

She is a member of the North Carolina Integrative Medical Society, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Christian Medical & Dental Associations. In 2018, Dr. Libert founded a community meetup group for women in ministry and medicine to foster connection and prevent burnout in the healing professions. She blogs at caringforthebody.org to educate the world on ways to improve mood, memory, and brain function. She also uses her blog to raise awareness for and financially support Compassion International, Inc., a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that cares for children living in extreme poverty. Compassion serves children all over the world, from all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and races.

Dr. Libert is an avid reader and enjoys jogging, hiking, cooking, growing medicinal herbs and spending time in nature. She resides near Asheville, North Carolina, in the Appalachian Mountains with her husband, three precious daughters, several cats, and a therapy dog named Charlie.

If you would like to read more about Dr. Libert and her mission and vision, visit her on the web at caringforthebody.org.