Thrive During the Menopause – A Functional Nutrition Approach

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This CPD course...

  • is delivered:
  • As an online on-demand-video from a live course 
  • is for: Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, naturopaths,  other health care providers and final year nutrition students interested in applying functional medicine approaches to Menopause
  • is with: Christine Bailey
  • spans: 1 day
  • provides: BANT CPD 5 hours, NNA CPD 5 hours

Menopause is a condition usually defined by its acute symptoms—hot flushes, brain fog, weight gain, poor sleep, loss of libido to name just a few. While of course these symptoms are important what they really do is signify a major health transition for women.

Menopause is the permanent loss of ovarian oestrogen and progesterone. Menopause is not about hot flushes. In women oestrogen has a profound effect on every organ in our body. It influences our metabolism, immune function, digestion, cardiovascular performance, mood, and brain health. So as levels plummet around menopause there are profound effects on women’s health.

This course will take a more detailed look at the impact declining hormone levels have on all body systems including mitochondria, bone, brain, heart and metabolism and discuss nutritional intervention to support your clients.



What will I learn?

By the end of the recording you will be able to:

  • Create impactful Menopause programmes to support clients
  • Apply new research findings in your approach to lab testing, interpretation and intervention
  • Be more confident in supporting your clients to health well during the menopause
  • Understand how to recommend dietary and lifestyle modifications during Menopause
  • Understand key body system changes and how to support these with nutrition, diet and lifestyle strategies

What will be covered?

Session 1

  • ION introductions and housekeeping
  • Overview of the Menopause, stats, symptoms
  • Issue of Weight Gain & Fatigue – why is it difficult for women to lose weight during Menopause
  • Strategies to help metabolic changes
  • Session key point
  • Q and A

Session 2

  • Brain Health
  • Role of estrogen in brain function, sleep, memory
  • Supporting brain health – impact of hormone replacement
  • Nutritional Strategies
  • Q and A

Session 3

  • Joints and Bones and immune health
  • Overview of fundamental changes, impact of inflammation
  • Gut microbiome changes
  • Importance of nutrition and lifestyle / exercise recommendations
  • Session key points and a few questions to check participants’ understanding of the session
  • Q and A

Session 4

  • Cardiovascular risk markers
  • Use of Functional Lab testing
  • Putting it together – building a Menopause Programme
  • Individual exercise and short Q and A
  • Key Nutritional supplements to consider for each body system
  • Session key points
  • Q and A

Who is leading the course?

Christine Bailey MSc MIFM MBANT

Christine is an award-winning functional Nutrition Practitioner, registered nutritionist, chef and author of over 14 recipe and health books and runs successful online programmes including a Menopause Programme.  She regularly appears in the media and runs a successful practice in Berkshire and London.  She is also Director of Nutrition at Thomas Franks Ltd and regularly runs Corporate webinars across the UK and Europe. She lectures on nutrition at BSc and MSc level and presents at national conferences and events on a wide range of health and nutrition topics. Christine runs a range of cookery days on healthy eating and how best to implement specific dietary approaches.

How will I be taught?

ION’s CPD courses reflect best practice for online teaching and learning practice. This is an edited recording of a live course. It contains presentations interspersed with exercises and recorded Q&A sessions.

How much does it cost and what’s included?

  • The course price is £89.00
  • PDF of Powerpoint(s)
  • Approx. 5 hours edited recording
  • You can access the course up to 12 times. 
  • BANT CPD 5 hours, NNA CPD 5 hours

Important information

 About this on-demand recording

  • The speaker is not present on this recording and you will not be able to ask them questions but you will be able to see the recorded Q and A sessions.
  • This course was recorded in October 2022. All recordings are removed approximately one year after they are recorded so that we can ensure our courses contain up to date information. You will be able to access the course up to 12 times before the materials are taken down.

How do I book?

  • Please check you have read ION’s FAQs including our cancellation and refund policy before booking
  • Click the "BOOK" button at the top or bottom of this page - you will be taken to our webinar platform 'Big Marker' to purchase your ticket.
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Registration links and materials

  • You will be automatically sent a link to the course when you register. Please do not share this with anyone. This is set up to only allow entry to the first user that clicks it. Further links cannot be generated. 
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  • To download the course materials, click the HANDOUTS button in the video player (situated between the VOLUME and QUESTIONS buttons).  


  • Participation in an ION CPD course forms part of a practitioner's or individual's ongoing learning. It does not qualify a non-clinically trained practitioner or individual to work in a clinical setting. Individual’s boundaries of safe work, advice or practice are primarily determined by their formal qualifications and related personal insurance. 
  • This on-demand recording is recognised by BANT and the NNA for 5 hrs CPD  
  • Non BANT or NNA registered practitioners may use this course for their CPD depending on the requirements and guidance of their professional body.
  • ION cannot provide certificates for online courses

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