FUELING FERTILITY: NUTRITION INTERVENTIONS FOR MEN AND WOMEN
Today, there is a growing body of evidence that nutrition and lifestyle can have a significant impact on both male and female fertility, and yet women are still told little more than to take a prenatal multivitamin and lose weight. Rarely, are nutrition and lifestyle recommendations made for men. As dietitians, we have the ability to help individuals break the painful cycle of infertility through medical nutrition therapy. In this 1.5-hour webinar, you will learn how to optimize fertility and promote healthy pregnancy outcomes with evidence based nutrition and lifestyle interventions. This presentation has been completed updated and expanded with the latest research, interventions and case studies since it was originally presented in 2016.
Upon successful completion of this 1.5 hour course, the participant should be able to:
Understand the scope of current infertility issues and where nutrition and lifestyle interventions are most effective.
Learn the mechanisms in which nutrition can influence reproductive functioning.
Understand how applying a functional medicine approach to cases can determine root cause(s) of infertility.
Identify gaps in current practice recommendaions and the research .
About the Presenter: Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT
Ayla Withee, MS, RDN, LDN, CLT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, CEO and owner of Boston Functional Nutrition, an integrative and functional nutrition practice based in Concord, MA. Her practice is known for its "big picture" approach, which starts with a thorough whole-person assessment and uses cutting edge research to help individuals create effective, meaningful change even with the most complex of cases. Ayla’s primary specialty is women’s health, with a special emphasis on fertility nutrition. She believes that simple, tailored diet and lifestyle interventions can help women achieve healthy pregnancies.
Ayla received her BS in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship through the University of Connected and earned a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University. The combination of these degrees enables her to effectively meet her clients where they're at so they can implement recommended nutrition and lifestyle strategies with ease. She is also a highly sought after speaker and resource on topics such as nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, immune health, and gastrointestinal issues, for publications and organizations such as Boston Magazine, Tufts Medical Center, Shape, and is the co-host of Real Food Radio, which relays practical information about how to support your health naturally and live a life you love.
In addition to her nutrition work, Ayla is also a mom to a son (who just turned 1!) and enjoys biking and hiking with him and her husband. You can learn more about Ayla at BostonFunctionalNutrition.com or join the private Facebook community, Nourish Your Fertility, for further education, resources and support to achieve a healthy pregnancy.