What is Medical Gaslighting and What Do You Do About It?

Could it be medical gaslighting? Do you feel ignored, overlooked, or unheard related to a medical issue? How would you define gaslighting? My guest today discusses the trending term. And unbeknownst to her or I prior to the interview we ended up in a discussion inclusive of menopause, the Boomer generation, new choices, and even scope of practice for health coaches.  

As we age, if we do so based on past generations, we’ll visit a doctor more frequently. If we do so on our own terms, our inquiries, requests or demands may be met with resistance, ignorance, or conservative bias based on fear of litigation, or simply lack of awareness. None of that is good. 

The era of boomers has changed many things about commerce, medicine, demands for living options, and will continue to do so. Empowered with information and knowledge readily available to them those that follow will further change and challenge the medical services. The challenge for many is cost. Insurance-based providers limit the span of experts someone can pursue. 

My Guest: 

Andrea Nakayama is the host of the 15-Minute Matrix Podcast and the founder of Functional Nutrition Alliance. Andrea is leading thousands of students and practitioners around the globe in a revolution to offer better solutions to the growing chronic illness epidemic. By highlighting the importance of systems biology, root cause methodology, and therapeutic partnerships, she helps historically underserved individuals reclaim ownership of their health.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • What is gaslighting?
  • What is medical gaslighting?
  • When does it happen?
  • How do you advocate for yourself when it happens?
I’d love to hear from you if you feel this has happened to you. The more women share their story the more we prevent it from occurring for others. Please see additional resources mentioned below. The interview about health mismanagement is especially pertinent. You’ve got not only your own resistance to overcome but as pointed out here, may run into another source of resistance when you do ask for help. 

Connect with Andrea:

https://www.fxnutrition.com/about-andrea/

Connect on Social: 

https://www.instagram.com/andreanakayama/

Other Episodes you may like: 

Women’s Health Mismanagement: When You Can’t Fire Yourself:

https://www.flippingfifty.com/manage-health/

Find Your Power, React Less and Raise Up More: 

https://www.flippingfifty.com/in-your-power/

Menopause and Immunity: Women’s Health for Today:

https://www.flippingfifty.com/menopause-and-immunity/

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