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Women’s Health Conditions & Stages of Life

Premenstrual Syndrome
For some women, the monthly pains of PMS can go from an annoyance to just plain debilitating. Do you suffer from PMS related headaches, cramps, upset stomach, feelings of irritability and low energy? Small changes in diet, along with regular exercise, can help reduce these symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. The goal of nutrition management of PMS is to ease symptoms; to normalize hormones; and to regulate blood sugar in order to maintain energy levels during the last 14 days of the menstrual cycle. Kiwi Nutrition can help you manage your symptoms of PMS by creating a customized meal plan that is rich in specific essential nutrients that play key roles in hormones and blood sugar levels. Break free of the monthly pains with the simple medicine of food.

Perimenopause & Menopause
Perimenopause and menopause are a natural part of growing older, and it is no secret that with this new stage can come some unpleasant and even embarrassing symptoms. Are you experiencing hot flashes? Urinary incontinence? Vaginal dryness? Is staying asleep through the night becoming more difficult? Have you noticed mood changes? Do you find it more difficult to lose weight now then ever before? Are you frustrated and about to give up? Don’t. The diet you once had may no longer work for you, but there is a way of eating that will help you see positive changes. You CAN lose weight; you can gain control of your bladder, sleep better, lessen hot flashes and just feel more like yourself again. Kiwi Nutrition will teach you how and give you the tools and support you need to get there.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
PCOS can be confusing, especially when it comes to nutrition and diet. Numerous studies have demonstrated that weight loss and modifications to eating behavior and lifestyle can greatly assist in normalizing insulin and androgen levels, possibly inducing ovulation. Normalizing these levels can also help lessen the symptoms of PCOS like acne, weight gain, and trouble losing weight. Let Kiwi Nutrition give you the support, tools and information you need to make lasting changes to your eating, health and fertility. Lose weight, decrease your risk for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes, see more results from exercise, improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels, have more energy and improve your body image.

Fertility

Women who experience infertility from ovulatory disorders can improve their chances of conceiving after making diet and lifestyle changes. Ovulatory disorders, which account for 25 percent of all cases of infertility, are related to problems with egg maturation and release during a woman’s cycle. Studies have shown that women who regularly consume diets high in refined carbohydrates and simple sugars, are more likely to experience insulin resistance. High levels of insulin cause weight gain, hormone imbalance, and a disruption in ovulation. If you have an ovulatory disorder, or simply want to eat nutritiously to support a healthy pregnancy, schedule an appointment. You will understand the relationship between optimal nutrition and fertility and feel more in control of your life as well as the possibility of making a new life.

Post Baby Weight Loss

Even though you lost about 12 pounds after giving birth, you probably left the hospital looking almost as pregnant as you did when you waddled in. It can seem daunting to lose the rest of the weight, especially since you are tired and now taking care of your new baby. Diet and exercise after pregnancy doesn’t need to be complicated or stressful, slight lifestyle changes can make for big results. You’re recovering, and you’ll need ample rest and nutrition to regain your energy and, if you’re breastfeeding, keep your breast milk flowing. Instead of going on a crash diet, we will focus on a well-balanced breastfeeding diet rich in nutrients for you and your baby. Weight loss after pregnancy takes time, but it is possible, with Kiwi Nutrition you will be given new guidelines and goals every step of the way, consistent motivation, ideas and fun recipes to try. Kiwi Nutrition will help you build a healthy and balanced diet post pregnancy that will give you the energy you need and will help you reclaim your body!

*Your pregnancy, delivery, and individual needs are unique. Therefore, you may need to wait up to six weeks or longer to begin a consistent physical activity routine. Starting too abruptly or vigorously after your delivery can impede recovery, energy level, and lactation. It is never too early to start eating right. Together with you and your doctor, we will develop a realistic plan to help you attain a healthy weight through diet & physical activity. The goal is to get to know you as an individual and provide support every step along the way.