Menstrual Cycles and Metabolism

Harnessing the Power of Female Physiology


A HALF-DAY ONLINE WORKSHOP ALL ABOUT Women’s hormones, metabolism, exercise and eating


Early Bird Workshop Registration $195 $165

Book online before Sept 28th to save $30 and go in the draw to WIN your ticket price back!

The menstrual cycle affects many aspects of health including insulin, muscles, and metabolism. In this half-day workshop, Kira and Lara combine their expertise in sports nutrition and women’s health to bring you a unique look at the specific requirements and recommendations for women of reproductive age.

They’ll present new research as well as practical insights from nearly 50 years of combined clinical experience. To round out the session, Lara and Kira will stay online for an interactive Q&A session.

The knowledge shared in this workshop is primarily designed for health and wellness practitioners and students, however, we believe it also highly useful information for any woman who wants to better understand her body, hormones, and her health; so we welcome anyone who wishes to join us to register and attend including general public, personal trainers, athletes, fitness enthusiasts and health coaches.

This Workshop Covers


1. Women, health, and science

  • How it’s changing.
  • Why women have been largely excluded from medical studies.
  • Nutritional advice for men cannot always be applied to women.

2. Why ovulation is the main event of the menstrual cycle

  • The many benefits of estrogen and progesterone for muscle and metabolism and performance.
  • Insight into androgens.

3. Sports nutrition basics for women

  • Eating and supplements for your cycle.
  • Working within your cycle for optimum results.
  • Eating for different sports and outcomes.

4. All the ways to lose ovulation

  • Birth control, thyroid, prolactin.
  • PCOS vs hypothalamic amenorrhea.

5. The hazards of under-eating and over-training

  • Why some women lose their period.
  • Amenorrhea and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)(formerly known as the female athlete triad).

6. How to achieve symptomless periods

  • applying nutrition and naturopathic principles to reduce symptoms of periods and ovulation.

7. Question and Answer session (20 minutes)


Key learning outcomes of this workshop include:

How ovarian hormones influence general health, metabolism and exercise performance.

Training and fuelling with the phases of the menstrual cycle.

Differentiating between PCOS and hypothalamic amenorrhea.

How to achieve symptomless periods.

Workshop Presenters

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Naturopathic Doctor, Best-Selling Author, Speaker

Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and bestselling author of the books Period Repair Manual and Hormone Repair Manual — practical guides to treating period problems with nutrition, supplements, and body-identical hormones. A graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (1997) and the University of Calgary (evolutionary biology), Lara serves on several scientific advisory committees including The Centre for Ovulation and Menstruation Research (CeMCOR) at the University of British Columbia. She is a popular speaker and has delivered keynote presentations for the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA), the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS), the University of Otago, Endometriosis New Zealand, Endometriosis Association of Queensland (QENDO), and the Evolutionary Health Society of New Zealand (EHA). Lara currently has consulting rooms in Christchurch, New Zealand, where she treats women with PCOS, PMS, endometriosis, perimenopause, and many other hormone and period related health problems.


Sports Nutritionist, Naturopath, Lecturer

Kira Sutherland is a Naturopathic Sports Nutritionist to some of the world's best athletes. She also lectures and mentors upcoming practitioners in the field of sports nutrition, and offers online courses for supporting athletes, trainers and sports enthusiasts how to nourish the body to achieve peak performance and fitness.

Using her 25+ years of clinical experience she has combined her knowledge of Naturopathic medicine with education in sports nutrition to create a truly wholistic approach to optimising performance for athletes and those striving for optimum health - especially women. Having lectured both within Australia and internationally on all things Naturopathic and sports nutrition, she is passionate about teaching people to take care of their bodies for the long term, not just treating them in the present moment. Kira believes that the role of a practitioner is to empower and teach clients to take care of themselves, to give them as much knowledge as possible.

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The Program

This workshop is hosted online via Zoom and split into 2 x 2 hour sessions with a 30 minute break in the middle as follows.

Session 1 - 2 hours

Sunday October 17th, 8am-10am (Sydney AEDT GMT+11)
Saturday October 16th, 5pm-7pm (New York UTC-4)
Saturday October 16th, 2pm-4pm (Los Angeles UTC-7)

Break 30 mins

Session 2 - 2 hours

Sunday October 17th, 10.30am-12.30pm (Sydney AEDT GMT+11)
Saturday October 16th, 7.30pm-9.30pm (New York UTC-4)
Saturday October 16th, 4.30pm-6pm (Los Angeles UTC-7)

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All sessions are recorded with the recordings made available to all registered participants within 3 days.

Workshop: Menstrual Cycles and Metabolism - Harnessing the Power of Female Physiology

8am-12.30pm Sunday 17th October 2021 (AEDT Sydney)

Saturday October 16th, 5pm-9.30pm (New York UTC-4)
Saturday October 16th, 2pm-6.30pm (Los Angeles UTC-7)


early bird enrolment available until September 28th 2021


Please note that even though this workshop is designed for health and wellness practitioners and students, the knowledge shared is also highly useful for any woman.
Public and personal trainers also welcome to attend.