We’re excited to announce that our newest partner, Nutrition Plus Enterprises, has provided Bp Premier users with complimentary access to over 150 new dietary education fact sheets to benefit patients.
Nutrition Plus is a team of dietitians who specialise in reproductive conditions, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and paediatrics.
Dietitian and company founder, Melanie McGrice said, “for years the media has been asking health professionals what Australians could be doing about the rising rates of obesity, the diabetes epidemic and the soaring rates of food allergies. Now I have an answer! Research has found that the food men and women eat leading up to conception, during pregnancy and breastfeeding, and what is fed to their little one in the first few years of life, all impact genetic programming. By helping people to eat well during this 1000-day period, we can finally start reining in the tsunami of chronic disease.”
Unfortunately, many people eat worse than ever during this important time. “The stress of trying to conceive or of being pregnant can cause people to turn to emotional eating,” McGrice explains. Furthermore, lethargy and nausea caused by hormonal fluctuations when taking IVF medications or pregnancy can cause people to turn to highly processed, nutrient-poor junk foods. “People think that if they’re taking a pregnancy supplement, they’ve got nutrition covered. Supplements are there to complement a healthy diet, not to replace it”.
As part of their service offering, Nutrition Plus run free quarterly webinars focused on nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum care. The next webinar in February 2020 will focus on the management of IBS during pregnancy. Perth Dietitian, Christie Austine-Hore, who will be presenting the webinar explained, “rates of IBS increase during pregnancy, which can cause expectant mothers to cut out essential food groups and compromise their pregnancy nutrition.”
With over thirty specialised dietitians around Australia and New Zealand (and growing), their dietitians are the most qualified professionals to see when it comes to providing nutritional advice relating to fertility or pregnancy. Nutrition Plus dietitians provide workshops, online programs and personalised consultations for patients who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or experiencing postpartum.
For more information see www.nutritionplus.com.au or to save a complimentary seat for the upcoming webinar, see www.melaniemcgrice.com/webinar7. Please note that spots are limited, so book early to ensure you don’t miss out.