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Women’s Health


Women's HealthPolycystic Ovarian Symdrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is caused by a hormonal imbalance and can feature irregular, painful periods and wrathful PMS. It can also lead to insulin resistance, weight gain and Type II Diabetes. Managing blood sugar and insulin is about managing your diet – specifically you carbohydrate and protein intakes. I’ll help you figure out what adjustments to make in your diet, and how to make the changes easy.

Fertility, Infertility, and Pre-Conception

Pre-conception nutrition is just as important as pre-natal nutrition. When trying to conceive, it’s important to make sure you have enough key nutrients (hello, folate!) and are at a healthy bodyweight. While some women can get pregnant with little trouble, others have a tougher time. Unfortunately there is no magic food to solve infertility problems, but there are a few nutritional tips that just might do the trick. Vitex, soy, shirking gluten, and the damp spleen qi diet, and are just some folk remedies you may have heard of. We’ll discuss your diet and lifestyle, and I’ll make some suggestions on foods to eat or not eat and supplements to take to support fertility and your body while getting ready for baby.

Pregnancy

Pregnancy truly is a miracle – your body is growing a new body inside it. That miracle needs help to happen – extra calcium, iron, protein, calories. I can help you ensure your nutritional needs are met, and manage complications such as gestational diabetes.

Post-Partum and Lactation

Just as during pregnancy, lactation has high nutrition demands too. You body is producing three quarts to a quart of milk each day (!). So while you take care of baby, Mom needs to be taken care of too. While breast feeding can help shed those post-pregnancy pounds, sometimes you might need some extra help in that department. I can help you get back to your post-baby body safely and quickly.

Bone Health

Osteoporosis and osteopenia typically affect women after menopause, but women of any age and even men can be affected too. Despite the high milk intake in America, thinning bones continues to be a problem. There’s more to bone health than just calcium – there’s protein, vitamin C, vitamin K, and a myriad of trace minerals, not to mention lifestyle factors at play. After discussing your diet and health history, I’ll help you strengthen your skeleton with specific diet, nutrient and exercise recommendations.