This week’s episode addresses sensitive topics that include: miscarriage, fertility & personal medical journeys. The discussion is for personal/informative purposes only, and does not intend to replace or dismiss the advice of your medical professional. If you are affected by any of the topics covered, you can find a list of supportive resources below
‘We’re working with fertility clients when they’re kind of in the darkness about these things – it’s so lovely to be able to say, okay, you can do this and this. And it’s almost like they take ownership of it again instead of leaving things up to chance. So it’s just so lovely to be able to give them those tools’
Nutritionist and fertility expert, Michelle Hone PhD, has a personal passion fuelling her mission with The Fit Clinic – an online clinic providing a team of specialised nutrition coaches. Using her background in science and nutrition, Michelle transformed her own pain and experience of fertility & miscarriage into a determination to provide support and evidence-based information for those who are caught in the sometimes slow-moving wheels of the medical avenue. Michelle has built a reputation as a trusted and plain-speaking resource to help empower women to understand their own complex bodies and nurture their fertility journey.
In this episode on Women’s Health, Michelle & Sarah explore all the ways that a woman’s body has apparently remained a ‘mystery’ to the medical research field when it comes to the growing prevalence of PCOS, Hypothalmic Amenorrhea, unexplained miscarriage. Michelle highlights the general sense that the medical model can use a ‘wait & see’ approach to helping women who are struggling to become pregnant and carry to term. But what can women do in the meantime to help themselves? As Michelle explains, this reactive method not only wastes time that further shrinks the fertility window of women in their thirties – but often demoralises, traumatises (and sometimes gives the false impression of a closed-case). Armed with a warm, compassionate intelligence, Michelle blows open the traditional door that has long stood between women and their own medical treatment: providing insight into the myriad issues that can fail to be picked up on by a GP.
This is a discussion that seeks to expand on the knowledge and treatments of the medical field, not replace it – the goal is to help women feel agency during a very difficult emotional/psychological experience by understanding their own specific stressors and health queries that need to be addressed in order to promote higher odds of success.
Dr Michelle Hone is the founder of The Fit Clinic, a team of nutritionists and nutritional therapists who provide online nutrition coaching. The Fit Clinic specialise in women’s health, empowering women to understand their bodies, female physiology and their hormones, so they attain optimal health. The Fit Clinic works with women looking to change their body composition, get to the bottom of their hormonal issues, and change their relationship with food. They support women throughout all life stages, whether this is feeling and looking their absolute best for their big day, optimising their fertility and supporting them during pregnancy, motherhood and beyond.
– WEBSITE: www.thefitclinicnutrition.ie
– INSTAGRAM: @thefitclinic