March 18, 2019

Ask a Nurse Practitioner: Whole30 and Menopause

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By Jennifer Schiro, nurse practitioner and Whole30 Certified Coach

This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for your own situation.

As a nurse practitioner, functional medicine practitioner, and Whole30 Certified Coach, I focus on helping patients find the root cause of their health concerns. I do this by addressing the foundations of health: nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, and relationships.

Today, I’m sharing two videos that I created for a September Whole30 group led by fellow Whole30 Coach Theresa Newman. This group was specifically interested in learning about how to support menopause with Whole30 nutrition.

In the first video, I explain the link between nutrition and menopause and how the Whole30 can help address hormonal imbalance during menopause. I also address other contributing lifestyle factors like chronic stress and rest. In the second video, I answer specific questions that members of Theresa’s group had related to nutrition, Whole30 and menopause.

At 38 years old, I have not been through menopause yet. However, after years of battling endometriosis, I personally understand the pain and difficulty that comes with hormonal imbalance. I hope these videos are a helpful resource to you as you navigate menopause. You can learn more about my functional medicine practice on my website, Pilgrimage to Healing or follow me on Instagram.

Menopause, Hormones and Whole30

Jennifer is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in lifestyle and functional medicine. After years of battling endometriosis, she found healing with the Whole30. She now helps patients find the root cause of their health concerns with a heavy focus on the foundations of health: nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress, and relationships. She also has a big heart for those journeying through cancer, survivor or caregiver. You can connect with Jennifer via her website: Pilgrimage to Healing.

“Many of us have been unwell for so long, we don’t know what it feels like to just feel good! I believe each person’s unique situation plays into their ability to heal. That is why I help clients get to the root cause of their issues. When you nurture YOUR roots, your body can find healing, and be strong again.”