Smart Eating for Perimenopause: A Nutrition & Lifestyle Guide

ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH THROUGH PERIMENOPAUSE

Are you experiencing the mysterious changes in your body that come with perimenopause? 

Perimenopause is a pivotal phase in a woman’s life, leading up to menopause. It’s a period characterised by fluctuating hormones and a diverse range of symptoms, and it can be a unique journey for each woman. With a duration spanning from 2 to 10 years, the onset of perimenopause can begin as early as a woman’s 30s or 40s.

Our Perimenopause Nutrition Course is your comprehensive guide to this transformative phase. We delve into the intricate workings of hormonal changes during perimenopause, demystify the symptoms associated with each stage, and explain the underlying reasons behind them. This course illuminates the profound effects of diminishing hormones on blood sugar management, the immune system, and digestive health. It underscores the paramount importance of effective stress management, the role of physical activity, and the significance of thyroid function during perimenopause.

Our aim is to empower women during this life stage by offering invaluable insights, practical tips, and expert advice on nutrition and lifestyle adjustments. This course is tailored not only for health coaches and nutrition advisors but also for women seeking a deeper understanding of how perimenopause affects their bodies and what proactive steps they can take to support themselves. Highlights include a masterclass with Richard Burton on the significance of healthy fats, an informative discussion on Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) with Dr. Christine Ritter, and strategies to adapt your exercise regimen to the changing needs of perimenopause.

WHO IS THE PERIMENOPAUSE COURSE FOR?

Health Coaches looking for trustworthy knowledge, understanding and confidence to support women through perimenopause.

*Please read the IINH Scope of Practice before taking the course so you are fully aware of your requirements as a health coach

Women looking to gain a more detailed understanding of the impact of hormonal changes on their body at this time, as well as insights and tips to help them make smarter dietary and lifestyle choices during perimenopause. 

CPD APPROVED ​

This course is recognised for 30 CPD hours

Approval provided by UKIHCA

Next Course: Available Now

Course length and cost:

Course will be accessible for 6 months from the date of enrolment. You can watch the videos at any time during this period and download the handouts to keep.

Cost: €349/£305

Delivery

Delivery is fully online:

  • 4 hours of pre-recorded lecture videos.
  • 45 downloadable handouts plus IINH recipe eBook and meal ideas.
  • Each section is rounded off with a multiple-choice quiz to help you consolidate the material.
  • There is a Discussion forum that is regularly monitored for any questions.

Awards

IINH Certificate of Completion.

This course is recognised for 30 CPD hours. Approval provided by UKIHCA.

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In this video, course tutor, Helen Cassidy, gives an overview of the Nutrition for Perimenopause course, who the course is for and what knowledge you will gain from it.

If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to register your interest below and a member of our team will be in touch to answer any queries you may have. 

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How is the course presented?

The Perimenopause course comes in video format along with comprehensive downloadable PDFs. We also provide practical handouts and recipes. Research citations, other references and links are included in the handouts.

Specifically, you will receive 4 hours of video presentations, 45 supporting handouts, plus IINH Taste Health recipes and meal ideas. 

Each course section is rounded off with a multiple-choice quiz to help you consolidate the material.

The course is accessible for 6 months from date of enrolment. You can watch the videos at any time during this period and download the handouts to keep.

Course Outline

  • Difference between menopause and perimenopause
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Basic science explaining how your menstrual cycle works
  • What happens to your hormones during menopause.

Understanding how certain factors impact you during this period can help to recognise what is happening to your body and how to support yourself during this phase. This module covers: 

  • THE STRESS CONNECTION
  • BLOOD SUGAR BALANCING
  • THE ‘GUT’ CONNECTION 
  • THE THYROID CONNECTION
  • AN ALTERED IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • HORMONE REGULATION

We’ll cover the dietary recommendations in this unit. Some of these factors will help to improve the production and use of our hormones in order to maintain that monthly cycle for as long as possible.

In this section, there is also lots of information on foods that support your hormone balance, such as phytoestrogens, omega 3, probiotic foods and ideas such as seed cycling.

In this module we discuss: 

  • BLOOD SUGAR BALANCING
  • COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATE
  • HEALTHY FATS MASTERCLASS WITH RICHARD BURTON
  • SOURCES OF PROTEIN
  • HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
  • FOODS TO SUPPORT YOUR HORMONE BALANCE
  • HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND GUT FLORA

In this unit, we will focus on lifestyle factors and reducing their impact on female hormones within our reproductive years, for example, managing blood sugar swings, reducing stimulants, alcohol and stress, increasing exercise and sleep. 

This module covers: 

  • REDUCE YOUR STRESS

  • INCORPORATE THE RIGHT KIND OF EXERCISE

  • RETHINKING EXERCISE WHEN PERIMENOPAUSE HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT. 

  • IMPROVING YOUR SLEEP

  • BLOOD TESTS

While there are some key nutrients to consider in perimenopause, it’s worth noting that supplements are always intended as an adjunct to diet in order to make up for potential deficiencies. The reason for deficiencies should be identified and rectified, if feasible. In this module we identify some common deficiencies in perimenopause and possible causes.

HRT – This section also includes a discussion and information on HRT with Dr. Christine Ritter.

Testimonials

Tutors:

Helen Cassidy

HELEN CASSIDY
BA (Hons) Psych, dip NT, mNTOI

Helen Cassidy qualified as a Nutritional Therapist in 2011 and operates a private practice in South Dublin. Prior to this, she earned a BA (Hons) in Marketing and Languages from DCU and worked in various management positions over a 15-year career with a large Irish financial institution.

Richard-Burton

Richard Burton,
(Hons) Nutrition

Richard founded IINH in 2002 with a mission to spread understanding of nutrition and health, and to educate, motivate and train as many people as possible to do the same. He is principal tutor for the Nutrition & Health Coaching programme.

 

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