PCOS and Women's Health concerns
Optimise your health!
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Manage symptoms and improve your fertility
Do you struggle with irregular periods, acne, excess hair growth, or maybe hair loss?
Do you find you gain weight easily and just can't seem to lose it?
Do you feel tired ALL THE TIME, only to find yourself wired at bed time?
Are you you struggling to get pregnant?
Isn't PCOS fun?!
The Good news? Your diet and lifestyle can play a BIG role in helping you manage your PCOS symptoms, help regulate your menstrual cycles/ovulation and improve your fertility.
Nutrition and lifestyle changes are considered a first-line treatment in the management of PCOS. Optimising your diet and lifestyle is critical for managing PCOS and in particular for managing underlying Insulin resistance, addressing diet and lifestyle related inflammation and optimising gut health. PCOS is a syndrome and therefore one woman's experience with it can be hugely different to another's - for this reason, nutrition therapy must be tailored to your unique needs
Taking a wholistic approach, looking at diet, lifestyle and tailored supplement use when appropriate, Goals of nutrition therapy may include:
Improve menstrual cycle regularity, ovulation and increase fertility
Reduce risk of associated chronic diseases later in life, such as diabetes and heart disease
Assist nutritionally with normalising hormone levels and symptoms such as hirsutism (excess hair growth) and acne
Reduce cravings, manage appetite and normalise eating behaviours
address micronutrient deficiencies related to common PCOS treatments and that might be impacting symptoms and fertility
Improve quality of life and optimise gut health
Diet and Nutrition, when part of a wholistic approach to Endometriosis, helps many women reduce and manage their symptoms such as pain and gut symptoms, minimise their risk of associated chronic diseases and improve their quality of life. Research shows that dietary strategies may also help to reduce disease progression.
Research shows that Women with Endometriosis are far more likely than other women to experience IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and nutrition strategies can be extremely effective in helping many women experience relief from their debilitating gut-symptoms such as bloating, excess wind and constipation.
Goals of nutrition therapy may include include:
Reduce inflammation and oxidative stress
Assist with hormone regulation
Reduce gastrointestinal symptoms
Address micronutrient deficiencies
Work towards regulating/ resuming your menstrual cycle and ovulation, improve your nutrition status and relationship with food, reduce associated health risks
As well as affecting your ability to fall pregnant, hypothalamic amenorrhea can also increase your risk of bone disease, heart complications and even impact your mood and libido. Inadequate energy/calorie intake and fat restriction are key contributing factors to HA. working with a dietitian to ensure adequate energy and optimising macronutrient intake is a crucial component of the treatment of this condition.
Goals of nutrition therapy may include:
Optimising energy and macronutrient intake to assist with hormone regulation, regularity of cycles, ovulation and fertility
Protecting bone health
Correcting micronutrient deficiencies
Ensuring dietary adequacy
Normalising eating behaviour and improving relationship with food
Addressing other lifestyle factors that may be contributing to your condition, with referrals to other health-care specialists as needed
Expert nutrition advice
With a Master's degree in dietetic practice, a strong background in clinical dietetics and ongoing employment at one of Australia's most respected hospitals, I am well-placed to help you with your health concerns. I believe in a holistic but always evidenced-based approach.