Dr Amy Gajjar
Dr Amy Gajjar joins me on the podcast to talk about a range of thyroid-friendly topics! Dr Gajjar is a London trained doctor who now lives in Sydney, Australia working as a thyroid doctor. We talked about the state of thyroid health management in Australia (with a bit of UK comparison), we covered a bit on covid and of course talked about her new book Slow Butterfly.
The key areas we cover in this episode are:
- Dr Gajjar’s journey to becoming a thyroid focused doctor in Australia.
- The Australian Thyroid Health scene – the challenges and the progress.
- Developing your thyroid tribe.
- Different types of medication available for managing hypothyroidism.
- The connection between Covid infection and vaccination and thyroid problems.
- Covid and autoimmune diseases more generally.
- The importance of sleep.
- Supplements and herbs for sleep support.
- Slow Butterfly – Dr Gajjar’s new book
Dr Amy Gajjar BSc(Hons) MB BS (London) FRACGP FACNEM FASLM
Dr Amy is an Integrative Physician (GP) combining Functional Medicine, Coaching, Yoga and Ayurvedic Lifestyle. She trained at the Imperial College School of Medicine in London and worked as a GP for several years. In Sydney, she has undergone extensive further training and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine and a Board-certified Lifestyle Medicine Physician. Her main interests are thyroid disease, gut health and autoimmunity. She has also completed courses in coaching, NLP, ayurvedic lifestyle, meditation and is a certified hatha and kundalini yoga teacher.
Dr Amy is also a Lecturer, Examiner and part of the Education Faculty for ACNEM, writer (blog and health/wellness magazines), and enjoys presenting for the public at community workshops, seminars and retreats. She is also a Medical Advisor to “Dance Health Alliance”, a not-for-profit organization, that facilitates dance programs to improve quality of life and mind body balance for people with neurological conditions such as Dementia and MS.
Dr Amy believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care, embracing all aspects of health – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
“Slow butterfly” is her first book and hopes to empower people living with Hashimoto’s/Hypothyroidism and inspire them to become the best version of themselves.
Connect with Dr Amy Gajjar:
Social media @dramygajjar
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