Nutritionist for fertility and hormone support
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Hormones regulate many body functions and balance is essential for regular cycles and optimal fertility. Nutrition and many factors such as stress, pathologies and exercise (just to name a few!) can have an impact on women’s hormones, that’s why a holistic approach is key when trying to manage symptoms associated with cycles or support fertility. Different conditions can impact this balance such as PCOS, PMS, endometriosis and fibroids.
Hormones regulate body functions, and an imbalance in one area can also be reflected in another. Painful periods can be hugely distressing and unfortunately dismissed as normal occurrence, whilst having a huge impact on women’s life.
Conditions such as PCOS, endometriosis and fibroids can be associated with reduced fertility, and while those need to be managed by a GP, nutrition can support and enhance medical therapies.
Sex hormones are made from cholesterol, a fat mainly produced by the liver. A very restrictive diet, in terms of Kcal or fat content, can hinder reproductive hormone production leading to imbalances and potentially stopping ovulation. Excessive hormones, specifically estrogen, can also cause imbalances – this could happen because of an imbalanced gut microbiota that could prevent hormone excretion. Microbiota balance is influenced by the diet, which should feature plenty of fiber from different plant sources for optimal health.
A nourishing diet is important to prepare the body for pregnancy; making sure that minerals and vitamins are at optimal levels, especially B9 (folate), is important to increase the chances of a healthy pregnancy.
There is no unique answer. A registered nutritionist will be able to assess each individual situation and provide the most supportive plan to restore hormonal balance.
An intervention likely to feature in many plans is to increase brassica vegetables. Rocket, broccoli, sprouts, cabbage, kale, cauliflower are all part of this plant family. Brassica vegetables are rich in phytonutrients (such as 3-indole carbinol and diindolylmethane) which can influence estrogen metabolism favouring the production of certain protective oestrogen metabolites (2-OHE1) over others associated with certain diseases and tumoral expression.
Studies suggest that a diet rich in vegetables which contain fiber and magnesium can help with alleviating menstrual pain, as well as omega 3 fatty acids in fish and nuts which can have an anti-inflammatory action.
A registered nutritionist will be able to understand the strong and weak points of a current eating plan and implement accordingly. Hormonal balance is so unique for each women that a multifactorial approach and a personalised plan are the best solution to help support balance and health.
You and your nutritionist will establish what success looks like for you and set the metrics that you want to track. Together you’ll track your progress and constantly develop your plan to maximise your results.
All recommendations are tailored to your tastes and dietary requirements. You will use a food diary to track your habits and inform your nutritionist of your likes and dislikes.
Upon booking we’ll ask you specific questions to help us match you to the perfect specialist for you. You will be assigned a dedicated account manager who will manage the whole process and provide support throughout your journey.
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