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Why WHNA?

Women’s Health Nutrition Academy all started with a conversation. Lily and Ayla were venting about their frustrations surrounding the lack of quality—and engaging—continuing education opportunities in women’s health. Those that were available were in-person conferences that required expensive travel and time away from business and life. Essentially, we wanted to create learning opportunities that would be a) evidence-based b) affordable and c) easy-to-access, especially for working mamas and business owners.

Women’s Health Nutrition Academy would address all these issues—and allow us to address the endless stream of questions we get from fellow dietitians who take a functional nutrition and real food approach to nutrition practice.

Who our courses are for: Our in-depth and evidence-based courses are targeted to healthcare professionals — dietitians/nutritionists, midwives, doulas, and any other healthcare practitioners that offer services for women’s health (such as fertility and preconception planning, prenatal care, postpartum support, and beyond). Reference lists for presentations, if applicable, are provided.

That said, ALL are welcome to attend our webinars—whether or not you’re a healthcare provider.

Featured Courses

$55

The Endocannabinoid System, Cannabis & Cannabinoids: Impact on Women’s Health

Common health issues such as anxiety and insomnia plus health diagnoses including PMS, endometriosis, infertility, migraine, menopause, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s can be impacted by the body’s ECS and cannabis. This presentation will help practitioners better understand the potential use of cannabis in clinical practice, the endocannabinoid system, and how this applies to women’s health.

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FREE

Deep Dive Discussion: Your Most Challenging Counseling Questions Answered

This discussion call with Lily Nichols, RD, CDE and Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, LDN is free of charge thanks to our sponsor, Simple Mills. We cover how to best counsel clients on sensitive topics, including: - How do I best counsel a vegan/vegetarian client on prenatal nutrition? - What do I do with clients struggling with body image and weight before and during pregnancy? - How do I set realistic expectations for the timeline and results with my infertility clients?

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$55

Nutrition for Breastfeeding

Many health professionals and public health campaigns cite that “breast milk is the perfect food” for infants. Yet, even with all of its well-documented benefits, a growing body of research indicates that the nutritional content of breast milk is not fixed, but rather is impacted by a mother’s diet and nutrient stores. This webinar will take a closer look at the research on the nutritional variation in breast milk, nutrients that are affected by maternal intake, and strategies to boost the nutritional value to ensure breastfed infants receive adequate intake.

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$55

Postpartum Recovery & Nutrient Repletion

The miracle of growing and birthing a human being is arguably the most “nutritionally expensive” task in a woman’s lifetime. With so much attention placed on prenatal nutrition, there’s surprisingly little discussion of postpartum nutrient needs. This webinar will explore the rationale for postpartum nutrient repletion and tie together what we know from both modern research and the postpartum practices of traditional cultures.

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$55

Improving Estrogen Balance with Targeted Nutrition and Lifestyle Interventions

It has now been well established that many hormone-related health conditions (such as menstrual irregularities, endometriosis, and certain cancers) can be affected by excessive exposure to endogenous and exogenous sources of estrogen. What you may not know is that nutrition and lifestyle interventions can alter estrogen metabolism and ultimately reduce estrogen load in a number of ways, making them a powerful disease prevention tool.

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$55

Detoxification and its Role in Women’s Health

In this 90-minute webinar led by Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, LDN, you’ll explore detoxification with a special emphasis on how it relates to women’s health. Learn the ways in which our body handles toxins, factors that contribute to toxic burden, and how to support our body’s natural detoxification system through diet and lifestyle.

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