Compassionate Nutrition For Mind & Body
Hello! If you have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and you are trying to get pregnant, but struggling to do so, you are in the right place! PCOS nutrition is my jam! Though I have over 16 years of experience working in ALL types of nutrition areas, ladies with PCOS have my heart, especially if you want a baby as much as I did when I was struggling through PCOS infertility!
One of the main misconceptions I see in the PCOS community, is that we need to be restricting our diets in some form in order to see success. So many ladies are out there doing keto, Atkin’s, paleo, or following a very low calorie or low-carb diet. The issue is, if you are aiming to get pregnant, we need to be doing the opposite, and looking at what we need to do to NOURISH our bodies in preparation for conception!
Restricting is a disservice to our bodies when working towards pregnancy. We should instead be learning which nutrients are vital to fertility and assuring that we meeting our nutrient needs.
That said, many women with PCOS are also struggling with Insulin Resistance (IR) and abnormal blood glucose (sugar) making low carb & keto style diets even more appealing as an attempt to control blood sugar and prevent Type 2 Diabetes. But did you know … that you can improve IR & blood sugar by eating balanced meals that incorporate the right amount of macronutrients spaced just right throughout the day?
Did you know that restricting using keto or very low carb/calorie diets often leads to binge eating & overconsumption of calories … which then leads to worsening IR/blood sugar, imbalanced hormones (like elevated androgens – testosterone), worsening PCOS symptoms, and a lower likelihood of conception? You are very likely experiencing the opposite results of what you are hoping (and working so hard) for.
There IS an easier way. I promise! By learning the fundamentals of PCOS nutrition and what it takes to nourish your body for conception, you are laying the foundation for success. You are laying the foundation for hormone balance, for improved PCOS symptoms, and for conception and sustaining a healthy pregnancy.
Because PCOS infertility is something I have lived & overcame, this has subsequently become my area of focus leading me to create PCOS to Pregnancy, my signature program and really hone in on assisting women like myself manage their PCOS and build their dream family.
Looking for a Dietitian, but don’t have PCOS?
Don’t worry! I have over 16 years of experience in the field of nutrition and I have worked with most health conditions! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, I can provide modified recommendations to assist those who have Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational), Pre-Diabetes, Heart Conditions, Elevated Cholesterol / Triglycerides, and Hypertension. I have experience working with people who have food allergies/sensitivities, Celiac Disease, Unintended Weight Loss & Desired Weight Gain, and more. Don’t hesitate to reach out to inquire about openings!
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My nutrition services are offered via HIPAA-compliant telehealth (phone, messaging or audio/visual). In addition to regular business hours, I have evening and weekend appointments to fit into your busy schedule! I am here for you! – Between visits, I am available for a quick question via text through our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) platform, Practice Better! I’m a Charlevoix, Michigan local, but serve all of Michigan and beyond, so reach out and let’s connect! I cannot wait to start working together!