BONUS 263: Balancing Your Hormones

June 12, 2020

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Today’s bonus episode guest is Kelly Nuno, a nutritional therapy practitioner.

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Kelly and Heather discuss nutrition and lifestyle factors for balancing hormones, increasing fertility, and growing a healthy baby:

INTRODUCTION

  • I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
  • Why did you choose to become a nutritional therapy practitioner with a specialty in fertility?
  • Take us through your career.

HORMONAL IMBALANCES OVERVIEW

  • What are some examples of hormonal imbalances? Please explain each one and its possible symptoms.
    • High/low cortisol
    • Low progesterone
    • High estrogen/estrogen dominance
    • Low estrogen
    • High testosterone/androgen dominance
    • Low testosterone
    • Underactive/overactive thyroid
    • Insulin or leptin resistance
  • Why is it important to listen to your body?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

NUTRITION

  • What nutrients are most people deficient in?
  • When should I begin preparing my body nutritionally for a baby?
  • Should I eat meat?
  • High carb? Low carb? What gives?
  • Should I eat low fat?
  • Which foods should I eat every day to balance my hormones and for increased fertility?
  • Which foods should I avoid to balance my hormones and increase my fertility?
  • Which supplements should I consider taking besides a prenatal for fertility? For pregnancy?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

LIFESTYLE FACTORS

  • Should I lose weight to increase my fertility?
  • Could exercise be negatively impacting my fertility?
  • My doctor told me not to exercise at all during my IVF cycle and after my embryo transfer. Is that true? What do you advise?
  • What type of exercise should I do during pregnancy?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

WRAPPING UP

  • What words of hope would you offer to patients who have hormonal imbalances?

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