Nutritional Approaches to Metabolic and Reproductive Dysfunction in PCOS (Part 1)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or “PCOS” is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age, affecting one in ten women worldwide.
Despite its prevalence, it is arguably one of the most complex and poorly managed conditions due to inconsistent screening and diagnosis standards, inadequate training, and a lack of understanding of managing it effectively. With its broad-ranging symptoms and varying impacts on health and quality of life, PCOS is a challenge for even the most seasoned practitioners to support.
The good news? There are highly effective, evidence-based nutritional approaches to managing PCOS’s reproductive and metabolic dysfunction. Expand your knowledge of this common yet complex condition so you can confidently navigate your clients and patients through their struggles with PCOS on the highly individualized, case-by-case basis they deserve.
In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn the following:
- Clinical characteristics & criteria for PCOS diagnosis
- Overview of prevalence, risks, and etiology of PCOS, including the environmental and transgenerational factors
- How to manage the unique metabolic dysfunction seen in PCOS
- Key connections between the thyroid gland, HPA axis, and gut health
- Dietary and lifestyle interventions to manage PCOS, including strategic supplement recommendations
Length: 90 minutes
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Ayla Barmmer is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, and the owner and operator of Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition practice. Ayla’s primary specialty is women’s health with a special emphasis on hormone balance, infertility, and digestive wellness.
Ayla obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut, and earned a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University. She has received additional training through Aviva Romm, MD, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA), Deanna Minich, Ph.D., and more.
Ayla is also a highly sought-after speaker, educator and mentor on topics such as nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, immune health, and gastrointestinal issues. Her expertise has been recognized by Boston Magazine, Tufts Medical Center, Shape, Women’s Health Magazine, and EatingWell. She is also the co-host of Real Food Radio, a podcast about supporting your health naturally and living a life you love.
Professional Disclosure: Ayla Barmmer is the owner/creator of Full Circle Prenatal, a multivitamin prenatal supplement on which she makes a profit from its sales.