Nourishing Women: A Woman’s Health Nutrition Series

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Course Description:

Nourishing Women: A Woman’s Health Nutrition Series is a four-part course that will explore optimizing diet for hormone health, therapeutic foods, and lifestyle considerations for women of all ages.

These classes will provide participants with tangible and relevant nutrition information to help care for and nourish their body throughout rhythmic cycles and stages of change. It will also serve as a place for community and support among equals. These four sessions will each be a one-hour class offered weekly on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm, PST and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, PST. 

Option 1 – Wednesdays at 4:00 pm 

Start Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
End Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2023

  • Course 1: Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST 
  • Course 2: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST 
  • Course 3: Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST 
  • Course 4: Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST 

Option 2 – Fridays at Noon 

Start Date: Friday, February 3, 2023 
End Date: Friday, February 24, 2023 

  • Course 1: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST 
  • Course 2: Friday, February 10, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST 
  • Course 3: Friday, February 17, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST 
  • Course 4: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST 

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Class topics will include:

Course One - The Foundations

  • Introduction to Hormones
  • The Menstrual Cycle
  • Nutrition for Hormone Balance
  • Therapeutic Foods and Recipes

Course Two - Metabolic Health and Hormones

  • A System-Wide Assessment of Hormone Imbalance
  • The Role of Body Weight, Blood Sugar, and Thyroid Health
  • Nutrition Basics
  • Therapeutic Foods and Recipes

Course Three - Lifestyle and Environmental Factors Affecting Your Hormones

  • Evolutionary Mis-match
  • We Are What We Eat and We Are What Our Food Eats
  • Stress, Sleep, and Physical Activity
  • Therapeutic Foods and Recipes

Course Four - Nutrition Considerations Through the Lifecycle

  • Dietary Changes
  • Supporting Fertility and Pregnancy
  • Perimenopause to Menopause Transition
  • Therapeutic Foods and Recipes

Frequently Asked Questions 

What are classes like?
  • Class fees for all four classes are paid in full at registration and are non-refundable  

  • Class missed due to illness or vacation will not be refunded, but may be made up at the next class series 

  • If you register after the first class, you may make it up during the next class series 

Who should take this class?
  • Women ages 18+
  • Those interested in learning how nutrition and lifestyle influences hormones and woman's health
  • Individuals moving through a period of transition - puberty, pregnancy, or perimenopause
  • Those who may be challenged with any of the following:
    • endometriosis
    • PCOS
    • PMS
    • unintended weight gain
    • and/or any undesired symptoms related to hormone imbalance
What can I expect from participating?

You can expect to… 

  • Gain foundational information about woman’s health and hormones 
  • Learn nutrition basics 
  • Understand the role of therapeutic foods throughout the life span  
  •  Learn to adapt your current diet to one that supports optimal hormone health 
  • Have possible symptom improvement through implementation of suggested recommendations 
  • Have the opportunity to ask the integrative registered dietitian questions in real time
  • Behavior change support and a community network  
Will I be provided a meal plan?
  • Each class will include several therapeutic food recommendations and recipes.

  • An additional 2-week meal plan will be available at an extra cost.  

Will refunds or reimbursement be offered for missed classes?
  • Class fees for all four classes are paid in full at registration and are non-refundable  

  • Class missed due to illness or vacation will not be refunded, but may be made up at the next class series 

  • If you register after the first class, you may make it up during the next class series 

Who teaches the course?
  • One of our integrative registered dietitians  

  • This class can be taken in addition to seeing the integrative RD on a one-on-one basis.

How can I meet with an integrative registered dietitian individually?

Please contact our navigation team at 844-747-0474 to discuss insurance coverage and scheduling for a clinical UCSD Integrative Nutrition appointment. Please note, a referral from one of you medical providers is required.