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#166 Thyroid health and a Personalised medicine approach with Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel

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Root cause medicine. It’s a term that gets banded around a lot, but on today’s episode you’re going to learn about exactly what it means. Complicated conditions like PCOS or autoimmune thyroid disease, actually have multiple causes and getting to the root of what is driving that process is essentially the aim of integrative medicine.


At the personalised medicine conference this year I got a chance to sit down for an hour and chat with Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel, an Integrative Medicine doctor, scientist and educator with degrees in Medicine and Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, as well as an ongoing MSc in Precision Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford. 


She’s also the co-chair of BSIO (British Society for Integrative Oncology) with over a decade’s experience in integrative health, Nina also holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, functional medicine health, herbal medicine, yoga, mindfulness and other therapeutic approaches.


She is the founder and Director of Synthesis Clinic, in Hampshire, specialising in women’s health and integrative cancer care for which she won a prestigious Innovation Leader of the Year award at UKBIA 2022 for her inspirational vision for healthcare.


Today’s show is going to be a fantastic overview of personalised medicine, her format for clinical consultations, how Nina uses therapeutic tools for metabolic and hormone disturbance, the use of food as medicine, black cumin and selenium and her personal experience of integrative cancer care.


You can download The Doctor’s Kitchen app for free to get access to all of our recipes, with specific suggestions tailored to your health needs and new recipes added every month. We’ve had some amazing feedback so far and we have new features being added all the time - check it out with a 14 day free trial too.


Do check out this week’s “Eat, Listen, Read” newsletter, that you can subscribe to on our website - where I send you a recipe to cook as well as some mindfully curated media to help you have a healthier, happier week.


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