Margaret Wertheim, MS, RD, LDN is a Nutritionist/Registered Dietitian at Pulling Down the Moon, Integrative Care for Fertility. Pulling Down the Moon provides nutritional counseling, acupuncture, massage, and yoga for fertility at locations in Chicago and the Rockville, Maryland.
In this video, Margaret explores how weight impacts fertility and pregnancy outcomes. She also discusses easy to implement strategies to help you lose weight while maximizing nutrient density for optimal fertility. These principles provide the foundation of Pulling Down the Moon’s fertility friendly fertility weight loss program called FirstLine Therapy for Fertility.
FirstLine Therapy for Fertility (FLTF) focuses on the idea of “nourishing up,” or providing a very nutrient-dense eating plan to supply the body with the vitamins, minerals and healthy foods needed to support fertility. Instead of focusing on calorie counting or highly processed “diet foods” to promote weight loss, the emphasis is instead on nourishment with the right balance of foods to promote blood sugar regulation to facilitate weight loss. FLTF is also an anti-inflammatory eating plan, in order to reduce the inflammation associated with conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.