The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show

#135: The Truth About Surgery, Informed Consent, and Taking Ownership of Your Health with Christine Garvin

August 18, 2022 Dr. Tabatha Season 3 Episode 135
The Gutsy Gynecologist™️ Show
#135: The Truth About Surgery, Informed Consent, and Taking Ownership of Your Health with Christine Garvin
Show Notes

When you receive an unexpected diagnosis, your first thought should be, “What are my options, and what could happen?” In this episode, Functional Health Coach Christine Garvin tells us about her experiences with fibroids, surgery, and unexpected complications that were so much worse that she could have imagined. We talk more about the dangers inherent in laparoscopic procedures and what other options women have available to take care of their health.

You will also hear:

  • Why “informed consent” is key in any health decisions
  • What you should do if you just don’t feel right after a procedure
  • How setting personal and emotional boundaries in your life can affect your hormones and overall health
  • How “fixing” your health goes beyond what medications or supplements you take and how to work on fixing the trauma impacting your whole body
  • And so much more!

More about Christine:

Christine Garvin, MA, NE, RWP is a Functional Health Coach based in Asheville, NC. Her training includes a Masters in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University, Nutrition Educator certification from Bauman College, functional hormone training through Nicole Jardim’s Fix Your Period Apprenticeship, and Level I – Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing, Level II – Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones, and Level III – Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry from Restorative Wellness Solutions.

Having gone through two of her own major health crises, the first in her early 20s after being diagnosed with IBS, the second in her late 30s when a surgery to remove a fibroid nearly killed her, Christine is passionate about helping both women and men heal their gut and experience better health than they dreamed possible. Christine weaves together her personal experience – which includes healing her own gut after antibiotics decimated it in her 20s, and once again after emergency surgeries to save her life included the removal of half her colon and 8 in. of small intestine – with her comprehensive training in functional nutrition, which utilizes functional lab testing in order to determine exactly what is going on in her client’s bodies.

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