Perimenopause

Author: Katie Van Gilst | | Categories: Dietary Consultation , Food Coach , Gut Health , Health Supplements , Healthy Food , Holistic Meal Planning , Holistic Nutritionist , Hormonal Imbalance Improvement , Lifestyle Coaching , Meal Planner , Menopause Program , Vitaminologist , Women's Health Nutrition

Blog by Katie Van Gilst

Who's currently feeling like their cycle is changing ?

Are they heavier than they used to be? lighter? No longer monthly? 40-44?

Perimenopause?

I know same, totally dreading it. 

Perimenopause is our bodies natural process when the ovaries stop working. Ovulation may become erratic then stop. Our menstrual cycles can lengthen and flow can become irregular. 
 
We also get to experience some pretty cool changes ( I'm joking) 

Mood changes.
Changes in sexual desire.
Trouble concentrating.
Headaches.
Night sweats.
Hot flashes.
Vaginal dryness.
Trouble with sleep.

Okay so can we tame some of these?

YES!

Our hormones are a beautiful thing but during perimenopause,  the level of estrogen in your body rises and falls unevenly during perimenopause. 

By limiting saturated fats, highly refined carbs, sugar, caffeine and alcohol, we can improve those symptoms. 

Foods rich in calcium and vitamin D like dairy, green leafy vegetables, soybeans, and oily fish are good for your immune system and improve bone and muscle health.. Which is totally necessary during this period during our lives. 
A whole-foods diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high-quality protein and dairy products may reduce menopause symptoms. Phytoestrogens and healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may also help to decrease night sweats and depression. 

Supplements are another great tool to help us achieve a peaceful and calm perimenopause. 

Are you finding yourself whelmed at this time, everyone is throwing information at you about what you should eat and take?

 Let me make that simple for you.

Our best selling package is our 12 week program it includes 
45 Minute Consult
Individualized Protocol and 7-day meal plan
2 sessions, 30 minutes each (virtual appointments)
Weekly support and food journal review ( weekly check ins are done via email ) 

Work with me

xo kate 
 



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