Polycystic Ovarian Disease
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal condition which affects about 12-18% of Australian women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS can experience high insulin levels (or insulin resistance) as well as male androgen hormones. These hormonal changes can make it hard to maintain a healthy weight and can often lead to weight gain. For women with PCOS, a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight can help improve symptoms. The dietitians at Nutrition Wisdom can provide you with individualised advice based on up to date evidence.
Endometriosis affects one in ten women and approximately 30% of women with endometriosis experience irritable bowel symptoms. If you have endometriosis and would like support in managing your symptoms give us a call today.
There are certain nutrients in our diet that are important for a healthy egg production and sperm production. If you’re currently undergoing fertility treatment, or would like a nutrition assessment before you start trying for a baby, our dietitian can help you to optimise your diet during this time
A healthy diet during pregnancy is very important as it will have lasting effects on the child. How we mothers eat when they are pregnant will affect the development of the child as well as grandchild. Studies have shown that eating certain foods has ability to switch certain genes on and off in babies – this is referred to as “epigenetics”. A woman’s nutrient requirements change when they are pregnant.
Just like during pregnancy, your nutrient needs change when you’re breastfeeding. If you have a child that has a food allergy, this can affect the breast-feeding mum’s diet.