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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 practitioners 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


Folate & Methylation in Fertility and Pregnancy

There are few topics more controversial in the prenatal nutrition world than folate. Folate is an umbrella term that includes food-sourced and metabolically active forms of folate (like methylfolate), and is also used to describe the synthetic version known as folic acid.


Nutrition for Maternal Mental Health

The transition to new motherhood is accompanied by hormonal shifts, sleep deprivation, and a host of other factors that are emotionally taxing. If unsupported, these impacts can lead to more significant disruptions in mood and mental health, known as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.


Managing Menopausal Symptoms Naturally: Where to Begin

Perimenopause & menopause is a natural process every woman who lives long enough will go through. Dr. Christiane Northrup explains the transition into menopause as, “a lifting of the veil of hormones that can be both liberating and unsettling.” The average age a woman starts to experience unsettling symptoms is 47 and the most common symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, depression, hot flashes, weight gain and fatigue. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to identify if a woman is perimenopausal and natural treatment approaches to these common complaints.


Targeted Diet and Lifestyle Interventions for Women utilizing DUTCH Complete Hormone Testing

In this 90-minute webinar, Ayla Barmmer, MS, RD, LDN will break down how to interpret DUTCH Complete testing using real case studies from her practice. Filled with clinical pearls and guidance, you’ll walk away feeling confident about interpreting DUTCH Complete testing to design better diet and lifestyle plans for your clients.


Unlocking the Secrets of The Menstrual Cycle: How Fertility Awareness Cycle Tracking Can Help Your Nutrition Practice

Whether you’re working with fertility clients or working with women who are simply seeking to attain optimal health, the menstrual cycle is an important vital sign. In this 90-minute webinar led by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, FAE, HRHP, and author of The Fifth Vital Sign, you’ll learn what factors constitute a normal menstrual cycle, the main fertile signs, the role of nutrition in cycle health, and many examples of health-related information we can glean from fertility awareness cycle charting.


Deep Dive Discussion Call Part 2: Your Most Challenging Counseling Questions Answered

Do you struggle with how to best counsel clients on challenging topics or navigate sticky situations? We’ve been there too. In fact, these situations arise often when working in private practice.

In part 2 of our “Deep Dive Discussion” series on counseling challenges, we’ll be tackling some common questions/scenarios.

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