Department of dietetics and nutrition
Women's health and nutrition
Hormonal balance is connected to diet and genetics.
We women experience hormonal changes during our menstrual cycle. Through healthy eating we can adapt to each stage and enjoy the ride!
We know that not all cycles are regular, but it’s important for women to track what’s going on in their bodies for proper nutrition and to handle these changes in a healthy way.
Treatments for all stages of life
A time of continuous and intense physical, mental, and social challenges as both mind and body matures. Accelerated growth and great transformation, the body is in a weakened state, fatigued, with lowered defences, and muscular or bone pain can be experienced. Which is why adolescents need a complete, healthy diet to keep them at their best.
- Menstrual disorders and alterations: water retention, mood swings, mastalgia (breast pain), digestive issues, etc.
- PCOS: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Amenorrhoea, dysmenorrhoea
Pregnancy and fertility
Pregnancy, a new life, can be a great time for women and couples to incorporate a healthy diet as a cornerstone of healthy living. Eating healthy is the first thing that a mother can do to care for her child. Women who follow a balanced diet during pregnancy comes out of this amazing experience feeling better as a whole. Motherhood can provide physical, emotional, and intellectual fulfilment.
- Food planning to boost fertility
- Diet before, during, and after pregnancy
- Gestational diabetes, preeclampsia
- Family: family feeding planning
“The body does not reach its prime before the age of 35, and the soul until after 50”. Aristotle
Nutrition is even more important in middle and old age than it is when you are young.
Pre-menopause: something is changing, periods become more irregular, you gain weight more easily and the tricks that had always worked before no longer do… And so you start to deprive yourself, which causes malnutrition, which in turn causes aging in the short term.
Time to acquire new and healthy eating habits to control weight gain, feel full, and prevent disease. Diet is now critical for remainder-of-life quality.
Post-menopause/Climacteric: A time of physical and mental liberation. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, using preventive medicine, and eating a balanced diet will be the best way to ensure that life can be lived fully in the years to come.
- Disorders and alterations: mood swings, hot flashes, dryness, incontinence, hair loss, recurrent cystitis, weight gain, fluid retention, insomnia, low libido, etc.
- Weight loss
- Osteoporosis, osteoartritis
Control and prevention of:
- Obesity and metabolic syndrome
- Food and cancer
- Hyperlipaemia: cholesterol, triglycerides, etc.
- High blood pressure
- Digestive pathology: inflammation, constipation, alterations in gut flora
- Food intolerances: gluten, lactose, sorbitol
- Dementias: Alzheimer’s
- Skin: eczema, acne, psoriasis
We use AURICULOTHERAPY , a traditional Chinese medicine technique that helps enhance our patients’ therapy. It is a natural therapy applied by stimulating the acupuncture points in the ear and is based on the idea that the ear is a micro system which reflects the entire body.
It can be used to regulate anxiety, stress, hunger, constipation, fluid retention, stimulate metabolism, etc., with outstanding results.