Leveraging Lifestyle for Hormonal Health: Optimizing Women’s Health Across the Lifespan
This interactive workshop is designed to help the lifestyle medicine practitioner address important hormonal health concerns that affect 50% of their patients. Treating women with lifestyle medicine can be a rewarding experience, often translating to treating whole families and communities. Lifestyle modalities can be transformative in improving the health of women experiencing common health conditions such as PCOS, infertility, sexual and menstrual health concerns, and symptoms in the menopause transition. Learn how to use important life transitions and common concerns as a window of opportunity to engage patients around nutrition, movement, sleep and self-care practices.
- Familiarize participants with basic lifestyle medicine techniques for use in common women’s health concerns across the lifespan such as PCOS, fertility, menstrual irregularity, symptoms in the menopause transition and cardiometabolic health for the post-menopausal woman.
- Increase competency to use practical strategies in the treatment of common hormonal health concerns for application in clinical practice
- Explain the complex interaction between sex hormones, insulin and cortisol, and the application and impact of nutrition, physical activity, stress management, and sleep intervention.