Jessica Drummond –
Nutrition and Lifestyle
Medicine in Peri-menopause
Date: Friday 27th October
Venue: To Be Announced
How Low Libido, Belly Fat, and Brain Fog in the 40’s are Risk Factors for Osteoporosis, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and Heart Diseases. What Fitness Professionals, Physiotherapists, and Nutritionists Can Do to Help Women in Their 40’s Live Vibrantly for The Decades Ahead
In this pre-summit course, Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, integrative women’s health expert, clinical nutritionist, and physiotherapist will educate the attendees on using nutrition, fitness, movement, and lifestyle medicine recommendations for whole woman’s health in perimenopause. Women in perimenopause commonly present with challenges such as hot flashes, insomnia, exhaustion, low libido, bone loss, anxiety, depression, brain fog, hair loss, and weight loss resistance. These symptoms are bothersome for women of this age group, and they are red flags for more severe disease states to present 5-10 years later. While the medical options to resolve these vague, frustrating, and bothersome symptoms are limited, lifestyle strategies are simple, low cost, and highly effective for both resolving the symptoms and preventing later serious cardiometabolic, bone, and brain health concerns.
9am -9:30am Welcome and Introduction
9:30am – 10:30am: The scope of the problem: How common are perimenopausal symptoms, and what is the long term risk of serious disease related to perimenopausal symptoms.
10:30am – 11:30am: “You are what you absorb” – How to Optimize Digestive Function in Perimenopaual Women
11:45am – 1pm: Stress and hormones in perimenopausal women. Stress, sleep, fitness, and sex hormone balance in perimenopause.
2pm-3:30pm: Brain health: balancing hormones, neurotransmitters, and inflammation of the brain using exercise and nutrition for women in perimenopause.
3:30pm -3:45pm: Break
3:45pm – 4:30pm: Bone health: using nutrition and exercise to improve and maintain bone health in perimenopause.
4:30pm – 5:30pm Pulling it all together: Case study