Dietary and Lifestyle Strategies for the Management of Endometriosis
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4180, 5120; Level 2
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.3.1, 8.3.6
This continuing education course reviews the common presentations of endometriosis, its pathophysiology, allopathic treatments, and dietary management of the disease.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be better able to:
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of the common clinical presentation of endometriosis, its potential causes, and allopathic treatment.
- Provide dietary recommendations to patients with endometriosis for symptom reduction and slowed disease progression.
- Discuss evidence-based reasons for making suggestions to patients with endometriosis to reduce their exposure to environmental hazards such as dioxins, Bisphenol A, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics.
- Provide recommendations to patients with endometriosis for the use of supplements and give the rationale for supplement use.
- Demonstrate a basic understanding of estrogen metabolism.
Danielle Cook, MS, RD, CDE, is director of integrative medicine at Vital Health Institute, an integrative practice specializing in women’s health issues in central California.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR