In this interview you will learn about how being on birth control may and may not impact fertility. We discuss timing for coming off, a cleansing period and what that looks like to optimize your chances for a healthy pregnancy.
As a naturopathic family practitioner at Meridian Medicine in Seattle, Dr. Fahoum’s interests and specialties include women's health, nutrition and digestive concerns. Whether you are in need of basic primary care, have PMS, menopausal issues, hypothyroid or IBS, she views healing as a dynamic process, unique to each person, with different treatments appropriate for different patients. This philosophy allows her the flexibility to move easily between conventional and natural treatments.
Dr. Fahoum began her study in medicine at the University of Washington where she received her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology. After exploring the world of research as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, Dr. Fahoum realized that the key to your health is not adequately addressed in the laboratory. Rather, the key is to educate and help you understand, and apply, those changes to your unique life circumstance.
After U of W, she went on to study the science of natural medicine at Bastyr University, graduating in 2004 with a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine. Outside primary care practice, her work also includes public educational forums on naturopathic medicine and she is also the Director of Clinical Services at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health.
Professionally, Dr. Fahoum is past-president of her state organization, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians (WANP). She and the board have actively been working to expand knowledge and access to naturopathic primary care in the State of Washington. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians as well, where she is currently on the House of Delegates for Washington State.