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Nutrition & Weight Management


The team supports a holistic approach to managing women’s hormonal healthcare. Our goal is to help our members be well-informed about their hormonal health, by providing them with evidence-based integrated health information that includes the current standard of medical care advised by qualified physicians, clinical insights from licensed allied health professionals (naturopathic doctors, nurse-practitioners, nutritionists, psychotherapists) and new health innovations that will be soon coming to market. Always consult with your doctor regarding your medical condition, diagnosis, treatment, or to seek personalized medical advice. 

Switching to the Mediterranean Diet can be effective at reducing chronic endometriosis-related pelvic pain 

Reviewed by Rina Carlini, PhD
November 17, 2023

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A study of 35 women with endometriosis found a positive correlation between switching to a Mediterranean diet for at least 6 months and significantly reduced non-menstrual pelvic pain, especially during intercourse (dyspareunia), urination (dysuria), and defecation (dyschezia). After only three months on the Mediterranean diet, pain experienced during intercourse (dyspareunia) and defecation had lessened, and after six months, pain from urination was significantly reduced. 


The researchers also found both positive and negative correlations between lipid metabolism (from unsaturated plant oils) and non-menstrual pelvic pain. The research study had a few notable limitations, including a small population size of only 35 women, all of whom were Causasian, and the study was conducted during a short 6 month period of time. However researchers concluded with relative confidence that switching to a Mediterranean diet holds promise as an effective strategy for managing chronic endometriosis-related pain over the long term. 



​[1] M. Cirillo et al.; “Mediterranean Diet and Oxidative Stress: A Relationship with Pain Perception in Endometriosis.” Int J Mol Sci, 2023, 24(19):14601;  DOI: 10.3390/ijms241914601 

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Unveiling the Detrimental Effects of Ultra-Processed Foods 

Source: The Washington Post 

June 27th, 2023  

Ultra-processed pre-digested foods, is that what we are really eating nowadays?

A recent article published by the Washington Post sheds light on the extensive transformation processes and negative health implications of consuming ultra-processed foods, which have been linked to disrupt nutrient absorption, create elevated levels of blood sugar, cause weight gain, and increase the risk of developing chronic conditions, like diabetes. Despite the many studies linking ultra-processed foods to poor health, some critics argue that processed foods play a key role in accessible and affordable food for society.  

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