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Ep 29 - Integrative Cancer Care - what else can I do?
Episode 2918th January 2023 • The Menopause and Cancer Podcast • Dani Binnington
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Do we need a supplement? Do they even work?

How should we eat in menopause after cancer? How to move?

Anti-Inflammatory diets? What does that actually mean?

Genomic Testing, Thermography…

All these above questions come into my inbox every week and I can’t help but think that so many of us cancer survivors are dabbling at integrating methods into our lives - but from personal experience, I know we don’t always know what we are doing. We don’t have a grand plan. 

I’m super excited to welcome the most knowledgeable expert onto today’s episode. Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel. Nina holds more qualifications than I can mention and she will talk us through what Integrative Medicine is, how we can implement it and how we can all improve our health in simple bite-sized steps.

Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel is an Integrative Medicine doctor, scientist and educator with degrees in Medicine and Natural Sciences from Cambridge, as well as an ongoing MSc in Precision Cancer Medicine at the University of Oxford. 

Dr Fuller-Shavel is a Fellow of the College of Medicine and the Co-Chair of BSIO (British Society for Integrative Oncology). Alongside her scientific and medical training, Dr Nina Fuller-Shavel holds multiple qualifications in nutrition, integrative medicine, functional medicine (IFMCP), health coaching (FMCA), herbal medicine, yoga, mindfulness and other mind-body approaches. 

Dr Fuller-Shavel is the founder and Director of Synthesis Clinic, a multidisciplinary integrative medicine, specialising in women’s health and integrative cancer care. 

Find out more about Dr Nina’s work at: 

https://www.synthesisclinic.co.uk/

About Dani:

The Menopause and Cancer Podcast is hosted by Dani Binnington, menopause guide, patients advocate for people in menopause after a cancer diagnosis, and founder of the online platform Healthy Whole Me. 

There is lots of information out there about the menopause but hardly any if you have had a cancer diagnosis as well. Many people say to me they have no idea what their options are, who to ask for help, and that they feel really isolated in their experiences. 

I started this podcast because there was nothing out there when I was thrown into surgical menopause at the age of 39, which followed on from my cancer diagnosis aged 33.

Through the episodes, I want to create more awareness, share information from our fabulous guest experts, doctors and other specialists in the cancer and menopause field. 

And of course, I will share stories from the people in our community.

So that together we can work towards a better menopause experience. For all of us.

More educated, better informed and less alone.

Connect with Dani:

Instagram @healthywholeme  

Facebook: @healthywholeme  

Join Dani’s private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/menopauseandcancerchathub

For oodles of inspiration, healthy recipes, yoga classes and all round positivity go to her website: https://www.healthywholeme.com/

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