The Menstrual Cycle and Menopause Conference

Mac-Nutrition LIVE 2023

Sat 18th Nov, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

EMCC, Nottingham, UK

Thank you for your interest in this year's Mac-Nutrition LIVE Day. Scroll below for more information on the speakers and their talks!

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Topics Covered in 2023

At Mac-Nutrition LIVE, you can expect lectures delivered by industry-leading experts who truly adhere to evidence-based practice.

Talk 1: The Menstrual Cycle, Oral Contraceptives & Metabolism

Talk 1 introduced the Menstrual Cycle & Menopause Conference by discussing the hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle and the physiological & psychological effects of these changes. Topics covered include:

  • The impact & importance of the menstrual cycle on whole health
  • The physiological impact of the different phases of the menstrual cycle on fuel utilisation, metabolism, appetite, recovery & performance
  • The influence of different contraception methods on physiology, metabolism & performance
  • Menstrual cycle disruption - why does it happen and what can we do about it?

Talk 2: Menstrual Cycle Considerations for Periodising Training & Nutrition

Talk 2 took a deep-dive into the practicalities of periodising training and nutrition around the different phases of the menstrual cycle to optimise fat loss, performance and recovery. Topics covered include:

  • Performance-focused menstrual cycle periodisation
  • How to programme training around the menstrual cycle - what does the evidence say?
  • How and what to monitor to optimise health, training and performance according to menstrual cycle-related hormonal changes & physiology
  • How to adapt nutritional programming to support different phases of the menstrual cycle for fat loss & performance

Talk 3: Supporting the Perimenopausal period: Nutrition, Lifestyle & HRT Considerations

Talk 3 discussed the physiology and etiology of peri-menopause and menopause, and will explain evidence-based nutritional & lifestyle interventions that can support the menopausal period. Topics covered include:

  • The hormonal, physiological and psychological impact of the menopause (with specific reference to changes in bone health, cardiovascular health, body composition and fat distribution)
  • Evidence-based nutritional & lifestyle interventions that can support the management of peri-menopausal symptoms
  • Nutrition lifestyle support during & after menopause
  • Conversations around HRT - what does the research say?
  • What can non-medical health & fitness professionals do to support clients going through the menopause?

Talk 4: Expert Roundtable and LIVE Q&A Hosted by Martin MacDonald and the Featured Expert Guest Lecturers

Rounding off the end of the talks is a LIVE Q&A hosted by Martin MacDonald. An exclusive opportunity to ask any of your own menstrual cycle/menopause questions and interact with some of the leaders in the industry!

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What you can expect from Mac-Nutrition LIVE

What our previous attendees say...

"I've just finished attending the Mac-Nutriton LIVE day in Nottingham. It was AMAZING!
Martin Macdonald, the rest of the MN team and the guest speakers put on a truly incredible day.

Saturday morning/day was full of lectures, we covered:

- Where Intuitive Eating Meets Intentional Weight Loss

- How The Fitness Industry Can Support Binge Eating Clients

- Working Towards Body Acceptance With Yourself & Your Clients

- A Compassionate Approach to Rapid Fat Loss

A lot of people don't understand the complexity and importance of these topics, so learning about them is incredibly important and is what makes MNU and all their practitioners stand out from the rest.

After the lectures, we enjoyed an afternoon meal together and then went out into Nottingham for a few drinks - so much fun!"

Chris Robey, Personal Trainer

"What a weekend! It was a privilege to be part of Mac-Nutrition LIVE on Saturday, for what was such an incredible event!

You don't get more quality nutrition knowledge bombs than the trio of speakers who delivered unbelievable lectures - Rachel Anne Hobbs, Danny Lennon and Ursula Philpot, RD.

The Topics covered were relationship with body/food, food therapy, pros & cons of
intentional weight loss, energy availability, and hypothalamic amenorrhea. All very apt topics in a world where we too commonly see underfuelling, unhealthy coping strategies, and misinformed reasons for wanting to drop weight.

Met some amazing people and coaches, who I hope to see again! Thanks to Martin 'Nutrition' McDonald and the team at MNU for organising an epic day, and bringing nutrition nerds together in such a friendly and welcoming environment!"

Jen Preston, Clinical Pharmacist & Online Coach