Battling Breast Cancer and Discovering a Personalized Approach to Medicine: A Physician’s Story

22 Jun 2023 • 31 min • EN
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On this episode of the Power of Genetics Podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Boham, a registered dietitian and MD specializing in functional and integrative medicine, shares her journey and insights into nutrition, genetics, and patient care. She discusses her initial interest in nutrition, her decision to pursue an MD after being inspired by Dr. Dean Ornish's work, her struggle during medical school and residency, and her personal experience with breast cancer. Dr. Boham highlights the value of genetics in guiding personalized treatment plans and emphasizes the importance of self-care and finding joy in one's work.  Key topics discussed:  Dr. Boham's initial interest in nutrition and sports performance. The inspiration she found in Dr. Dean Ornish's work on reversing heart disease. Her struggles during medical school and residency. Her personal experience with breast cancer and its impact on her approach to medicine. Joining Canyon Ranch and immersing herself in functional medicine. The significance of genetics in patient care and the benefits of personalized treatment plans.

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