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Dietitian Nutritionist for Menopause in Kingston, PA and Online

If you’ve been struggling with the symptoms or emotional toll of menopause, you may not have known that a dietitian can help!

Every woman experiences menopause differently, but one point is clear: proper nutrition and physical exercise can seriously improve the way you feel during this challenging transition in your life.

 

At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their body. Through our nutrition counseling program, we work with you to determine the best approach for alleviating and overcoming the symptoms of menopause. We explain everything we do along the way so you understand why certain changes can help. Best of all, we can assist you from our office in Kingston, PA, or virtually!

 

Learn more below about how a dietitian nutritionist for menopause can help you manage your symptoms and live life to its fullest!

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Menopause can be challenging, but the right nutrition can help.

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The Challenges of Menopause

You likely know that menopause is the time when a woman permanently stops menstruating. A woman typically has to go 12 months without a period to be in menopause. During this time, the body stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone at the levels required to become pregnant.


Women experience menopause at different ages, but it most often comes on between the late 40s and early 50s. What’s more is that menopause usually lasts years; anywhere between seven and 14 years is not unusual.

During the months or years prior to actual menopause, women go through what is called perimenopause. This time is marked by women’s bodies preparing to enter menopause by slowing hormone production in the ovaries.

 

That chemical change often leads to women developing symptoms such as:

 

  • Hot flashes

  • Chills

  • Night sweats

  • Sleep disruptions

  • Dry skin

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Body pain

  • Mood swings

  • Slowed metabolism

  • Weight gain

 

So how is nutrition related to menopause?

 

This changing time in your life can lead to gradual weight gain that is difficult to reverse. With less estrogen in your body, your bones could start to lose calcium. Over time, this can cause the condition known as osteoporosis, the reduction of bone density. Even further, in some women, decreased estrogen levels can result in the hardening of arteries and decreased blood flow.

 

This can be a lot to handle all at once.

 

But help is available! With targeted nutritional changes, you can combat these symptoms of both perimenopause and menopause and begin to feel like yourself again.

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How a Menopause Dietitian Nutritionist Can Help

It’s important to remember that menopause is a natural process for women. It is not a disease, although its unpleasant symptoms can sometimes make it feel like one.

 

Here at Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we want to restore your hope for the future. Menopause can be challenging, but you might be surprised at the ways in which nutrition can be your best friend when it comes to managing it.

Here’s how a dietitian for menopause can help you.

Weight Management

You might struggle with the weight gain that affects so many women going through menopause. Although it is true that natural hormonal changes cause the body to slow its metabolism, proper nutrition can keep unnecessary weight at bay. We’ll collaborate with you to adjust your caloric intake so you can get a balanced diet that’s both healthy and fulfilling.


Depending on your condition, we might recommend incorporating more protein and vegetables into your diet or adjusting your timing on eating certain foods. We personalize all of our recommendations to you so that you can lose weight or manage your weight in a sustainable way.

Heart Health

Given the association between changing estrogen levels and heart health, we’ll also advise you on the best diet for maintaining a strong heart as you age. The changes we make now can help you stay healthy well beyond your menopause years.

Bone Health

To avoid the complications that can arise from decreased calcium levels in your bones, we’ll recommend dietary changes that will keep your body’s calcium sufficient to support proper bone health during and after menopause.

Personalized Help

Menopause is a natural part of life for women, but the right approach to nutrition and physical activity during these years can help you to manage some of the most uncomfortable symptoms and live a fuller life.

 

The most important part to remember about working with a Catalyst dietitian nutritionist for menopause is that we personalize all of our recommendations to you. We don’t use any cookie-cutter programs for our patients here. We listen to your goals, make suggestions that will work for you, and personally support you through it all.

Catalyst Is Your Menopause Dietitian Nutritionist in Kingston, PA, and Online

Menopause can be a challenging time for any woman. This stage of life brings on many changes that can be stressful and difficult to handle. But the right dietary adjustments can make many of your symptoms much more manageable.

 

At Catalyst Nutrition and Training, we practice functional nutrition, meaning we help you to improve your nutrition within the context of all your other life factors, including your medical conditions, physical fitness, and levels of stress. We would love to be your partner through this time of your life.

 

You are free to come see us at our Pierce St. office in Kingston, PA, or schedule an online consultation!

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