Female Hormones are still very much at the heart of health issues for all women at different stages of life. Touching upon many aspects of female health and well-being, recognising the role of hormones is of crucial importance to those offering nutritional support to their female patients.
About the Speaker
Bethany Hays, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist who trained as a perinatologist and practiced obstetrics for 29 years, delivering her first baby in 1972 as a medical student at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She delivered her last baby in 2001 when she decided to put all her energy into “midwifing” the creation of a holistic health center in Falmouth, Maine. For 14 years Dr. Hays was the Medical Director of True North, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to change health care in America, starting in southern Maine. Using the “Circle Process” described by Christina Baldwin and modified by those working at True North, True North created an integrative practice combining the modalities of physicians and various other healing practitioners. In 2016 True North closed its doors to patient care, but Dr. Hays continued to compile the wisdom gleaned from this attempt to heal the healthcare system. She found her way to the Institute for Functional Medicine in 1999, has been teaching for IFM since 2000, and currently serves on the board. She has been affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, University of Vermont Medical School, University of New England, and Dartmouth Medical School and is affiliated currently with Tufts Medical School. Teaching has always been a part of her work. She has been described as an “earth-mother,” “fire-brand,” “innovator,” “trailblazer,” and “trouble-maker” (and a few less gracious monikers). Dr Hays is the proud recipient of IFMs highest honour, the Linus Pauling award. In 2008 Dr Hays received the award for her dedication and leadership in the field of Functional Medicine and women’s health issues
What will I learn?
|08.00 – 09.00||Registration|
|09.00 – 10.30||Fertility: PCOS, and endometriosis.
a. PCOS-a wastebasket diagnosis ideal for FM approach
b. Endometriosis-GI related inflammation and toxins in the peritoneal cavity
c. Miscarriage-often what is going on in infertile patients
d. Nutritional deficiencies, toxins, infections
|10.30 – 11.00||Break||Visiting booths|
|11.00 – 12.30||
Pregnancy: Prevention of miscarriage, preterm labour and Pregnancy induced hypertension
a. Pre-conceptual modification of diet and lifestyle
i. Addressing insulin resistance and inflammatory diets ii. Detoxification
b. Nutrition during pregnancy
i. Omega-3’s v omega-6’s early and late
ii. B-vitamin controversies
iii. Repairing low bone mineral density?iv. Weight gain early (reaching ideal weight) and late oedema v diabetes
iv. Weight gain early (reaching ideal weight) and late oedema v diabetes
v. Oxidative stress
c. Stress reduction
d. Post-partum depression, stress and nutritional deficiencies
|12.30 – 13.30||Lunch||There are a number of local places to eat, alternatively, please bring your own.|
|13.30 – 15.00||Perimenopause and other times of changing hormones
a. Definition and hormonal landscape
b. Diseases of peri-menopause:
ii. Oestrogen dominance
c. Smoothing the transition-women’s midlife crises
|15.00 – 15.30||Break||Visit the Booths|
|15.30 – 16.30||Menopause and beyond
|Menopause and beyond-why we should not combine early and late, natural and surgical menopause
a. Nutritional interventions-minimising high adrenaline, preventing T2D
b. Signs and treatments of low oestrogeni. Osteoporosis
ii. Atrophic vaginitis-getting the correct diagnosis
|16.30 – 17.15||Q and A|
Dr Hays will cover the Female Hormone Journey, from pregnancy, through to the formative teenage years ending at the menopause and beyond. Topics covered include:
- Fertility, PCOS and Endometriosis
- Pregnancy: Prevention of Miscarriage, Preterm Labour and Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
- Perimenopause and other times of changing hormones
Dr Hays will suggest useful clinical pearls about nutritional interventions and lifestyle strategies to assist with optimum hormone balance and how to support your female patients. Case histories sessions will mix with didactic presentations to make the day as interesting and clinically relevant as possible.
CPD credits from BANT and NNA – two of the leading CPD providers for Nutritional Therapists.
6 hours awarded.
Post-seminar online resource price: £78.00 (inc. VAT)
Who can attend?
This 1-day seminar is for healthcare practitioners who are already qualified in a core discipline and applicants/attendees must be a graduate of an accredited medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, naturopathic, homeopathic, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, physiotherapy or nutritional therapy programme.
If you are studying, then we can also accept you onto this training, you may need to submit proof of your study.
If you have any doubts you may contact Claire Gardin to discuss your case on 0333 2414 289.