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 Webinar Date: Jun 27, 2019   (04:00 PM - 05:00 PM EST)
Course Categories / 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

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

Mary Purdy was in private practice for 8 years and spent the past 4 years at Arivale in Seattle as a Coach and Clinical Education Lead providing nutrition and lifestyle counseling to clients using personalized genetic data, functional labs and a food as medicine approach. She was both adjunct professor at Bastyr University and a clinic supervisor at their teaching clinic in Seattle for 5 years. She has presented at numerous conferences and given over 100 nutrition presentations to her local community. She is also Immediate Past Chair of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, host of the web series and podcast "Mary's Nutrition Show" and author of the recently published book "Serving the Broccoli Gods."



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