Ep188: Finding imbalances on Functional Testing & How It Can Explain Perimenopause Symptoms

In this episode, Tina speaks with Carrots ‘N’ Cake coach and FDN Practitioner, Jennifer Woodward, about the importance of functional testing for women during their perimenopausal years. Jennifer provides clarity around some of the imbalances that women might experience in perimenopause and some of the common markers we see on functional tests.

Jennifer discusses:

  • Common symptoms in perimenopause
  • The importance of functional lab testing
  • How the GI-MAP and DUTCH can provide clues
  • Minerals as the spark plugs of the body
  • Intermittent fasting and whether it’s helpful or harmful
  • Cardio as an extra stressor
  • And more…

Connect with Tina Haupert:
Facebook: Carrots ‘N’ Cake
Instagram: carrotsncake 
YouTube: Tina Haupert 
Pinterest: Carrots ‘N’ Cake Hormone Testing & Nutrition Coaching   

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 within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

Connect with Jennifer Woodward: 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_period_fdn/  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jenniferwoodwardnutritionist


About our Guest:

Jennifer Woodward holds a Master’s of Science in Integrative Nutrition and is a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and a 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 over 850 members in three years. She is the creator of the acclaimed FDN Business School and she loves getting to help new FDNs thrive professionally.

Jennifer was recently a quarter-long guest lecturer in graduate Endocrinology at Parker University and has been an independent contractor for multiple functional medicine practices across the United States.

She loves to be active with her high school sweetheart husband and four kids. Don’t get her started on weightlifting for women, or pickleball!

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