Freelance Specialist Group - Hormone health & performance - a dietitian's perspective

Hosted by Freelance Dietitians Specialist Group

Speaker Dr Linia Patel (PhD), RD

Constant fatigue, poor recovery, mood swings, loss of menstrual cycles, injuries, gut issues, a loss of focus and hormonal imbalances are all common signs of Low Energy Availability (LEA) or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S). When active individuals don’t fuel enough or properly for their sport of active lifestyle they are at risk of under fuelling and heading into a state of low energy availability. Hormones mediate the positive adaptive changes due to exercise training and ultimately affect performance. Understanding and harnessing these mechanisms is key for optimal performance.
In this webinar Linia will explore the power of hormones, what LEA/RED-S are, the causes, the symptoms and using practical case-studies the practical strategies in how to prevent and manage clients and athletes in this state.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the power of hormones in optimal performance
  • What LEA/RED-S are, the causes and symptoms
  • Difference between RED-S and Eating Disorders
  • The practical management of LEA/RED-s through a dietitian’s perspective

Linia is a Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist with extensive experience in several nutrition settings including women’s health, performance nutrition and corporate wellness. She also has a PhD in Public Health. Her passion is translating nutritional science into easy-to-digest and practical advice. Outside of work Linia is a big foodie and loves to socialise over good (and nutritious!) food. She regularly participates in endurance events which means she gets to put into practice what she preaches!

This webinar is only open to members of the Freelance Specialist Group. Find out more about the group and how to join.