When Dr. Taz Bhatia began losing her hair, she’d already completed years of medical school and had begun her residency — but she had no idea what was happening to her body. Ultimately, she was able to get her symptoms under control, but it took going outside of what she’d been taught in med school. This experience opened her eyes to the strengths and weaknesses of conventional medicine, fundamentally shifting the way she approaches medicine to this day.
The Atlanta-based functional medicine doctor, acupuncturist, certified nutritionist, and author sat down with WellBe to share her own health journey and why it made her take a holistic approach to medicine. Listen to this episode to hear her discuss:
How her hair falling out during residency changed the course of her career Why the male vs. female approach to medicine is different, and why we need more women at the table for medical decision-making The serious problem of “gaslighting” (ever heard of it?) in medical settings, especially for women Why treating patients with conventional medicine’s aggressive approach is less rewarding for her as a physician than taking a more preventative approach Hormone disruption and how it relates to conditions like PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids The MTHFR gene and how it relates to IUDs (plus what she advises her patients on IUDs) How we each have a power type with an associated hormone pattern, diet, and lifestyle to perform at our best Watch the video version of this interview here and while you're there, become a WellBe Insider so you never miss our latest content, special offers and announcements! https://getwellbe.com/changemakers/dr-taz-hair-loss
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