Dr. Dalili Naturopathic Physician

Welcome to the private practice of Dr. Dawn Dalili. Here at the Montana Center for Vibrant Living, we offers comprehensive functional health solutions to women seeking hormone balance, improved mood, increased energy and weight loss.

Stop feeling foggy, fatigued, or emotionally fragile. YOUR Vibrant Life is waiting. Request a consult.


At least once a day, a patient tells me that she’s been suffering for months, sometimes years, because a doctor told her there’s nothing to do for Hashimoto’s.

When Synthroid doesn’t help, these patients are offered anti-depressants to “treat” their fatigue, depression, and weight gain, all while being fed the story: “your TSH is normal, so all this other stuff is just in your head.”

Hashimoto’s is a condition in which your immune system, having lost the ability to distinguish non-self from self, begins to attack your thyroid gland. The conventional wisdom concerning Hashimoto’s states that a patient’s only option is to take Synthroid – or its generic version – to suppress thyroid function, giving the immune system less to attack.

As Naturopathic Physicians, on the other hand, we are trained to see Hashimoto’s as both a thyroid condition AND an immune system problem.

Looking through this dual lens, we work with out patients to make dietary and lifestyle changes that lower the overall immune burden, helping the immune system to rebalance and restore normal function. We identify and replete nutrient deficiencies, particularly those involved with thyroid function, metabolism, and energy pathways, so that your body has the nutrients needed to heal from the inside. And – when needed – we can work with you to prescribe the right thyroid medication for your symptoms.

If you’ve been told, “it’s all in your head,” or “your thyroid is normal, there’s nothing left to do,” but still feel frustrated by fatigue, weight gain, and mood swings, schedule a consult today.

Here’s what you should expect from your physician:

* Comprehensive blood work – to fully understand thyroid health, you need to assess for the nutrients that influence thyroid health (iron, vitamin D, B12, magnesium, etc); you need to understand what the thyroid is doing (TSH is not enough. Additional information about free and total T4 and T3 as well as antibodies levels are crucial); and you need to understand the other hormones that can impact thyroid function (cortisol and insulin at a minimum).

* Digestive health markers. Many believe that autoimmunity starts in the digestive system through a process loosely referred to as leaky gut. This can be measured, and it can be healed!


*Additional useful insights: DUTCH testing to assess reproductive hormones and Organic acids to assess cellular health and detoxification.