Oct 2, 2023
Welcome to Episode 22 of the Emotional Eats Podcast!
My special guest, Omar Cumberbatch, shares his personal journey and insights into why health advocacy is especially crucial for women. From challenging dismissive doctors to seeking second opinions, we explore the importance of taking control of your health journey. This episode empowers you to ask the right questions, stand up for your well-being, and find the best path to optimal health.
Omar is a health coach and the host of 2 podcasts. This is his second appearance so please go back and listen to his valuable insights on sugar in Episode 7.
Omar's own experiences with his sister serve as a testament to the significance of being proactive about your health and recognizing when something isn't right. We discuss the role of intuition in this process and the necessity of overcoming the fear of questioning medical professionals.
We talk about the possibility of having a great doctor patient relationship and acknowledge the challenges doctors face within the healthcare system and how time constraints can impact their interactions with patients. There is a way to have balance with trust and health advocacy.
This episode underscores the power of advocating for your health, particularly for women over 40. Trusting your intuition, asking questions, and challenging dismissive attitudes within the healthcare system are crucial steps toward taking control of your well-being. Remember, your midlife health as a woman is your most valuable asset, and you have the right to advocate for it.
I am grateful to Omar Cumberbatch for sharing his invaluable insights in this enlightening discussion. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe to our podcast, leave a 5 start rating and review.
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00:02 Omar shares his background
02:44 Omar shares his sister’s difficult experience and the issue of advocating for her health.
08:16 We discuss the importance of listening to your gut and knowing that things may be off in your body.
14:04 We share about the importance of getting a second opinion.
18:41 We talk about the role of advocates like health coaches in advocacy.
23:06 We discuss how Dr. Google be a good and bad thing in learning to ask questions about your health situation.
28:32 We stress the importance of speaking up, feeling comfortable advocating for yourself and knowing you have the right to do so.
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