Nutrition for Women's Health 

We provide 1-1 nutrition support for women with hormonal imbalances. 

All our nutrition consultations are done via our telehealth online platform and app.  Wherever you are, you can speak to our expert dietitian's & nutritionists.

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Our process is simple 

1. You book an initial consultation

 2. You activate your practice better account (our online software) 

3.  We send you the pre-assessment forms

4. You will receive an email with your zoom link

5. You meet your dietitian. 

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS]

PCOS is a very common condition and many of women world wide. There are three features which lead to a woman being diagnosed with PCOS:

  1. A number of fluid-filled sacs (follicles) surround the eggs in the ovaries (despite the name ‘polycystic ovaries’, they are not cysts).

  2. Eggs are not regularly released from the ovaries.

  3. Higher or more active levels of a group of hormones known as androgens are present in the body. 

Two of these features need to be present to diagnose PCOS. 

PCOS can present itself in a variety of ways including 

  • irregular or absent periods

  • excessive hair particularly on the face, chest or stomach

  • thinning of scalp hair or male-pattern baldness

  • acne

  • difficulty in maintaining a healthy body weight

  • fertility problems (difficulty getting pregnant)

There are many long term health concerns associated with PCOS and include high levels of fats in the blood, high blood pressure and abdominal fat.  

The symptoms of PCOS can be controlled using a combination of lifestyle changes, cosmetic measures and medication. The most important adjustment is lifestyle. 

Many women with PCOS struggle with weight management and infertility. They may be frustrated and confused with conflicting nutrition advice provided on the internet and the lack of available resources.

If you have PCOS and are struggling to control your weight, are trying to conceive, or just want to understand the best way to eat when you have PCOS to live a healthy lifestyle our Nutrition experts can help you

  • Lose weight and keep it off

  • Improve your fertility   

  • Reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and other diseases

  • Overcome binge eating

  • Improve your body image

  • Increase your energy

  • Overcome resistance to exercise

  • Support a healthy pregnancy

  • Decrease your risk for gestational diabetes

  • Improve your insulin and blood sugar levels

  • Decrease your cholesterol and triglycerides

  • Understand insulin resistance and PCOS

  • Develop individualised meal plans

  • Learn how to read food labels

  • Provide cooking, meal planning, and shopping advice

Menopause and Nutrition 

The menopause is the time when periods stop. It is defined as occurring 12 months after the last menstrual period and usually happens between the ages of 45-55.

The time before menopause when symptoms are at the worse is called perimenopause. During this phase oestrogen levels fall, your periods may become irregular and/or heavy and you may lose your fertility. You may notice other physical changes including higher blood pressure, changes in cholesterol levels (increasing risk of heart disease), and losing calcium from your bones (raising the risk of osteoporosis). Other symptoms of the perimenopause can include weight gain, hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, poor concentration, more frequent headaches, and joint pains.

During the normal process of menopause, the body creates less of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Having less of these hormones may cause:

  • hot flashes

  • sweating

  • fatigue

  • vaginal dryness

  • changes in sleep

  • changes in mood

  • irritability

Working with our nutrition experts can help you achieve ; 

  • Lose weight and keep it off

  • Improved energy 

  • Symptom control 

  • Balanced meals 

  • Intuitive eating 

  • Control bloating and gut issues

  • Control blood sugar levels 

  • Shopping advice 

  • Meal planning 

Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism and Nutrition 

There are two types of thyroid problems;

1. Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid)

2. Hyperthyroidism (an overactive thyroid).

Poor nutritional status is one of the primary root causes for thyroid dysfunction because the thyroid gland is highly nutrient dependent. Many people eating a diet low in nutrient-dense, plant-based whole foods and loaded with refined flours, processed sugars, and poor quality fats and oils may become deficient in key nutrients that drive thyroid hormone production. 

If you’re living with a thyroid problem, being aware of what you’re eating and how it affects your health is key.

Ways in which our team of nutrition experts can support you

  • Weight management 

  • Preventing nutrient deficiencies

  • Correcting nutrient deficiencies 

  • Optimal energy 

  • Balancing meals 

  • Supplementation advice 

What to expect 

You will complete the pre assessment questionnaire and activate your online account. 

Initial consultations are 60 minutes in duration, you will meet your dedicated dietitian and discuss your goals, analyse your lifestyle and symptoms.  After your initial consultation, you will have a clear plan of what is expected going forward. If you require blood tests a letter will be written to your GP after your initial consultation for those tests to be done before our follow up. 

Your dietitian may also help you plan the best foods to buy and prepare for yourself or your family.

Follow up sessions will be booked in advanced. Depending on what your  dietitian feels is best suites, you will have 3+ follow ups sessions or recommend our LifeSculpt Nutrition Program. 

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Book now

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Click here to book an initial consultation at a time that suites you 

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An email will be sent to activate your telehealth portal. You can also download the ‘better by practice better’ app , and log in with your details 

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Complete the pre-assessment form and terms and conditions 

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Join the 1-1 consultation via the zoom link provided on the telehealth platform. Here you will meet your dietitian.