Navigating Medical Appointments with Andrea Nakayama

In this episode, Michelle sits down with Andrea Nakayama, Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Founder of the Functional Nutrition Alliance. They dive into how to navigate medical appointments and get the most results from them, despite the biases that many people experience while in appointments. You’ll learn about how to navigate conventional medical appointments as well as functional and what it truly means to be your own advocate. They discuss: Functional nutrition Why you might leave the doctor’s office feeling unsatisfied How to decipher our bodies’ signs/symptoms How to advocate for yourself in healthcare visits (step-by-step) Medical gaslighting - what it is & how to heal from it Case study: Hypothyroidism - standard vs. functional medicine treatmentSubscribe to get your weekly dose of NYC-style-sarcasm, nutritional nuance and messages of healing.Links:Blog Post: Weight Bias in HealthcareDownload the Symptom TrackerThe Functional Nutrition Matrix - image & explanationJoin our FREE membership community! Andrea Nakayama’s resources: Andrea's WebsiteFunctional Nutrition Alliance program Work with Michelle and her free resources: Quiet the DietPodcast PageEpisode Page (with transcript!) Work 1-on-1 with a functional Registered Dietitian at Michelle Shapiro Nutrition LLCLearn more about the practiceFollow the pod on IGFollow Michelle on IGSign up for the NewsletterTimestamps:(6:00) Functional nutrition explained; Improving outcomes by combining convention & functional medicine(12:45) Why people feel crappy leaving doctors’ appointments(16:00) Signs/ symptoms as a message between the brain & body (21:30) How to advocate for yourself in healthcare visits (30:00) Medical gaslighting - what it is & how to heal (36:30) Case study: Hypothyroidism - standard vs functional medicine treatment

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Welcome to "Quiet the Diet", the podcast, hosted by Michelle Shapiro, Integrative/Functional Registered Dietitian from NYC. Michelle has supported over 1000 clients to reverse anxiety, approach their weight with love, and heal digestive issues. Utilizing humor, nuance, and compassion, Michelle helps clients access their own liberating self-awareness.On the podcast, Michelle shares her own journey of losing weight the wrong way (and what the consequences of that drastic 100 pound weight loss were), and how she learned to prioritize whole-body health as a result (instead of restrictive diets.)The goal of “Quiet the Diet” is to empower listeners to make health decisions autonomously, every single time they eat. The podcast will arm the listener with the education and support needed to make health decisions based on their own terms. The podcast is a guide to mastering one’s health by listening to one’s self. On "Quiet the Diet," Michelle is not afraid to have hard conversations and tackle difficult topics if it means helping her listeners. She will bring on innovative guests from the healthcare space to shed unique light on important topics. From functional nutrition to the latest research in integrative medicine, Michelle covers it all with her signature nuance and compassion.Whether you're looking to improve your health and well-being or just want to learn more about functional medicine and body neutrality, "Quiet the Diet" has something for everyone. Tune in and join Michelle on her journey to help people quiet the noise of fad diets and focus on nourishing their bodies and minds.