Dr Jacob graduated in medicine from the National University of Singapore. She spent 14 years working at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. She also holds postgraduate degrees in obstetrics and gynaecology from the Postgraduate School of Medicine in Singapore and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London. Dr. Jacob’s wealth of experience, including working with the Ghurkha women in Nepal, forms the foundation of her approach. Functional medicine represents a shift in the traditional focus of medicine, from the disease to the individual. Her personalised, holistic approach assesses a patient’s history, genetics, lifestyle and nutrition, aiming not simply at the treatment of symptoms, but at addressing their underlying causes.