In the NEM Practitioner Series Dr Shamistra Barathan, Integrative GP and ACNEM Vice President, speaks with medical and health specialists who are practicing nutritional and environmental medicine (NEM), to get their personal insights and learn how their approach is transforming lives.
In this interview, Dr Barathan speaks with Dr Natasha Andreadis, more commonly known as Dr Tash, who is a qualified and experienced gynaecologist and fertility specialist.
They cover a lot of ground in this quick 15 minute interview, including:
- Common gynecological problems and how they are linked to nutrition
- The link between Vitamin D and fibroids
- What sort of diets assist with endometriosis
- How eliminating dairy can help with periods and acne
- If a woman has a BMI>35 , why do diet and weight issues need to be addressed before further fertility options can be explored
- Duty of care of the doctor to explain why a healthy weight is good for not only the woman, but her pregnancy, the birth/delivery and ultimately the baby’s health as well.
Dr Natasha Andreadis (aka Dr Tash), MBBS MMed FRANZCOG CREI INHC
Dr Tash is a qualified and experienced gynaecologist and fertility specialist. She is also a Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility (CREI) sub-specialist, making her uniquely qualified to manage infertility and hormonal issues. Dr Tash believes in a holistic and integrative approach to health and has a particular interest in the impact of nutrition, lifestyle and environment on reproductive health.
She is also a qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach (INHC) and helps patients make sustained positive lifestyle changes to enhance their reproductive health. She is also an I Quit Sugar expert as part of Sarah Wilson’s 8 week I Quit Sugar program.
In 2000, Dr Tash graduated from Medicine at the University of NSW. After many years of further study and practice, she became a fellow of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Before that, she underwent generalist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.
To learn more about NEM check out ACNEM’s Foundations of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine course.