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Menopause Dietitian

In your mum’s day, menopause was a taboo topic.

Probably in your mum’s day and definitely in your grandmother’s, menopause wasn’t talked about. Sure, there were whispers about the “change of life,” but women often suffered with symptoms in silence.  The good news is, that menopause is no longer a taboo topic, and with that comes more understanding and research about menopause.

In this day and age, there are many more solutions to looking and feeling our best while supporting changes associated with menopause. Nutrition is one of the most meaningful (and natural) ways we can support menopause and perimenopause symptoms.

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Good nutrition can be incredibly empowering.

Feeling in control of your body is not something classically associated with this time in life. Periods can be all over the place, our hot flushes can be out of this world, not to mention the mental health changes that practically nobody told you about! While good nutrition can’t stop time, attention to diet during perimenopause and menopause can make a world of difference to symptoms.

Renew a sense of vitality during menopause.

A diet that supports your body and its changes at this time can make you feel much more in control of your own health and wellbeing. At any age, but especially during menopause, optimal nutrition can help renew your sense of vitality and bring more ease to your body, and mind. Making you feel less like your body is fighting against you, and more like the vibrant, vital woman you continue to be.

Meet menopause dietitian, Desi Carlos.

meopause dietitian desi carlos tree of life nutritionAn experienced women’s health and menopause dietitian, Desi Carlos has been in practice since 1993. She has a special interest in helping women improve the symptoms associated with menopause, perimenopause, and post-menopause. Being of this age herself, Desi can relate to what it’s like to go through this time of life, and she meets you with empathy, and care.

Seeing first-hand the power of good nutrition to help you look and feel fantastic, Desi is passionate about helping you enter this new stage of life feeling healthy, and positive.

Desi is an expert in gut health nutrition and is FODMAP, Microba and Co-Biome trained and certified. Much more than just telling you what foods to eat or avoid, Desi devises solutions that optimise your gut microbiome and hormones. Understanding that we are all busy, she also puts a strong focus on devising solutions that you can actually live with, and that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.

Nutritional therapy for symptoms of menopause.

Menopause is not an event, it’s a stage of life.

Perimenopause begins with hormonal changes that result in irregular periods and can be up to four years before your actual last period (menopause). Following your last period, post-menopausal symptoms can continue up to 10 years afterward. A menopause dietitian can work with you at the stages of perimenopause, menopause, and post-menopause to support your health.

Common symptoms that can often be improved with nutrition therapy.

  • Weight gain
  • Gut disturbances
  • Aches and pains
  • Thyroid and/or autoimmune issues
  • Mood swings
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Blood sugar issues
  • Hot flushes
  • Decline in libido
  • Headaches
  • Disturbed sleep

Tailored solutions that work with your lifestyle.

Seeing an experienced menopause dietitian is not just about getting a list of foods to eat and avoid. We work with you on a 1:1 basis to uncover underlying issues, restore balance, and optimise your gut health. We also empower you with practical solutions that ensure you enjoy food, and life, not only for now, but for the long term.

Increase beneficial foods

Learn which foods help alleviate symptoms and how to incorporate them into your diet and lifestyle for better health and reduction of symptoms.

Restore nutritional balance.

Key to balancing hormones is balancing our nutrient uptake. We help test nutrient levels and ensure you’re meeting daily requirements where needed.

Reduce trigger foods.

Some foods can heighten symptoms. A menopause dietitian can work with you to reduce these in your diet in a way that ensures you don’t feel deprived.

Practical solutions

It’s important that any nutritional solutions work with, not against your existing lifestyle, budget, and tastes. That’s why we tailor nutritional solutions to your life.

Optimise gut health.

Optimal gut health can help reduce symptoms and combat cravings. We are FODMAPS and Microba-certified specialists in gut and digestive health.

Sustainable results

For long-term results, we help you implement the Mediterranean Diet. An evidence-based, sustainable way to reduce inflammation and symptoms.

Living through one of the profoundest changes a human body-soul can undergo — menopause, long cottoned in the euphemism “change of life” — she writes:

"The woman who is willing to make that change must become pregnant with herself, at last. She must bear herself, her third self, her old age..."

Ursula K. Le Guin, Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places.

It’s time to take care of you.

After years of taking care of everyone else, isn’t it time you did the same for yourself? Book in with us to learn how life during and after menopause can be positive, healthy and joyful.

Book a menopause dietitian consultation