Addressing PMS with Diet and Lifestyle
ADDRESSING PMS WITH DIET AND LIFESTYLE: A DIETITIAN TOOL KIT FOR HORMONAL BALANCE
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) is experienced by over 90% of women, some of whose lives are greatly disrupted by this condition, whether through pain, mood or missed work days. Not surprisingly, a woman's monthly cycle is a complex orchestration of hormones that can be affected and even dictated by diet and lifestyle patterns. Dietitians are primed to help make a difference for many women who may be struggling to find relief from these symptoms. This presentation will provide a variety of integrative strategies that may help to ease this time of the month, from vital foods to include and minimize, healthy and supportive habits around sleep, stress and exercise as well as potentially helpful supplementation and supportive body work like massage and acupuncture.
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss the basic physiology behind a woman's monthly cycle.


  • Identify diet and lifestyle patterns that may exacerbate PMS.


  • Implement several diet and lifestyle strategies that support a reduction of PMS symptoms.
Live Event Date: Jun 27, 2019
Learning Need Codes (LNC): 2100, 3100, 4180, 5280
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.1, 9.4.2, 9.6.1, 10.1.2
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1, 2
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Mary Purdy, MS, RDN
Mary Purdy

Mary Purdy MS, RDN is an Integrative and Eco-Dietitian, with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years in both private practice, as clinical supervisor at Bastyr’s Teaching Clinic and with the Wellness Company, Arivale, using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She has given over 100 nutrition workshops, speaks regularly at health and nutrition conferences and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the boards of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine which she chaired in 2018. Additionally, she hosts the podcast “The Nutrition Show”, authored the books “Serving the Broccoli Gods" and "The Microbiome Diet Reset ", and is a consultant around creating a sustainable and resilient food system that supports our environment and helps to mitigate climate change. Her website is www.marypurdy.co

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