In this episode, Tina talks with Carrots ‘N’ Cake trainer and FDN intern Jennifer Woodward about the importance of functional testing for women during their perimenopausal years. Jennifer provides clarity on some of the imbalances women can experience in perimenopause and some of the common markers we see on functional tests.
- Common symptoms in perimenopause
- The importance of functional laboratory tests
- How GI-MAP and DUTCH can provide clues
- Minerals as body spark plugs.
- Intermittent fasting and whether it is useful or harmful
- Cardio as an extra stressor
- And more…
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About Tina Haupert:
Tina Haupert is the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). Tina and her team use functional testing and a personalized approach to nutrition to help women find balance in their diets while reaching their body composition goals.
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About our guest:
Jennifer Woodward has a Master of Science in Integrative Nutrition and is a Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Board Certified Functional Wellness Coach.
She served as executive director of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Professionals, growing the association from less than 500 to more than 850 members in three years. She is the creator of the acclaimed FDN Business School and loves helping new FDNs thrive professionally.
Jennifer was most recently a quarter visiting professor in graduate Endocrinology at Parker University and has been an independent contractor for multiple functional medicine practices throughout the United States.
She loves being active with her husband, her high school sweetheart, and their four children. Don’t get her started on women’s weightlifting or pickleball!