Nutrition Coaching for Endometriosis

Get individualized nutrition coaching with a dietitian that specializes in endometriosis.

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With all this information about food available to us, shouldn’t eating be one of the easiest things to do?

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It *technically* should require no more than a little information and some basic instinct.

But let’s be honest, it’s a much trickier subject.

Especially with endo.

A Google search on endometriosis + diet will return thousands of results asking you to restrict or eliminate certain foods, only eat organic, or follow certain diet plans.

 

It *technically* should require no more than a little information and some basic instinct.

But let’s be honest, it’s a much trickier subject.

Especially with endo.

A Google search on endometriosis + diet will return thousands of results asking you to restrict or eliminate certain foods, only eat organic, or follow certain diet plans.

 

Endometriosis is frustrating & overwhelming . There isn’t a clear treatment plan and no cure. It manifests differently between people – what works for one person, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for another.

 

Endometriosis is frustrating & overwhelming . There isn’t a clear treatment plan and no cure. It manifests differently between people – what works for one person, doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for another.

Maybe you’ve already tried an endo nutrition plan, only to find that it’s extremely restrictive and hard to follow long term?

Maybe you also struggle with IBS, and are having trouble figuring out how to eat for both?

Or you could have found yourself in the situation I did: the medical interventions prescribed by your doctors just aren’t working and it’s going to be months before getting surgery?

Endometriosis books can help, but their approaches can be too rigid. It’s rare to be able to follow a “cookie-cutter” nutrition plan and see long-term, beneficial results.

There’s also a lot of remarkably bad nutrition advice on the internet.

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Maybe you’ve already tried an endo nutrition plan, only to find that it’s extremely restrictive and hard to follow long term?

Maybe you also struggle with IBS, and are having trouble figuring out how to eat for both?

Or you could have found yourself in the situation I did: the medical interventions prescribed by your doctors just aren’t working and it’s going to be months before getting surgery?

Endometriosis books can help, but their approaches can be too rigid. It’s rare to be able to follow a “cookie cutter” nutrition plan and see long-term, beneficial results.

There’s also a lot of remarkably bad nutrition advice on the internet.

Anti-Inflammatory smoothie. Helps with Endo pain and treatment. Vibrant red colors coming from berries, placed in a mason jar with a orange wedge on top.
Lemon curd. Sweet cream for desserts near lemons and juicer on grey background top view copy space

In a world with a lot of noise to sift through in the wellness industry, choose science & simplicity.

 

In a world with a lot of noise to sift through in the wellness industry, choose science & simplicity.

Meet Samantha Penlington, Endometriosis nutritionist and dietitian from Ontario, Canada

hey there!

I'm

Samantha.

I'm a Registered Dietitian who was diagnosed with endometriosis 4 years ago. After trying many medications that didn't improve my pain, I put my degrees to work by using diet & lifestyle changes to help manage my symptoms. 

While diet can't cure endometriosis, I (& many other endo sufferers) have found that it can be a BIG help in minimizing symptoms of pain, bloating, and GI distress. I share anti-inflammatory recipes, plenty of prep-ahead meals (a game-changer when you're living with chronic pain), self-compassion practices, and science-based videos on endometriosis. I believe in the power of heat pads, kindness, and stretchy pants. 

Meet Samantha Penlington, Endometriosis nutritionist and dietitian from Ontario, Canada

hey there!

I'm

Samantha.

I'm a Registered Dietitian who was diagnosed with endometriosis 4 years ago. After trying many medications that didn't improve my pain, I put my degrees to work by using diet & lifestyle changes to help manage my symptoms. 

While diet can't cure endometriosis, I (& many other endo sufferers) have found that it can be a BIG help in minimizing symptoms of pain, bloating, and GI distress. I share anti-inflammatory recipes, plenty of prep-ahead meals (a game-changer when you're living with chronic pain), self-compassion practices, and science-based videos on endometriosis. I believe in the power of heat pads, kindness, and stretchy pants. 

I can’t promise you that diet will magically cure your endo (I wish I could though!). There is no cure for endo.

 

But, diet and lifestyle modifications have the possibility to reduce your pain, better manage your gastrointestinal symptoms, and help you feel better overall.

 

It has made a difference for a lot of people.

 

And there’s a way to do it that doesn’t involve over-restricting, unintentional nutrition deficiencies, or require hours of meal prep.

1-on-1 Coaching

The Nutrition Advice You Wish You Had Months

(… or maybe years?) Ago.

Customize an endo nutrition & lifestyle treatment plan that works for YOU.

 Understand what foods might be contributing to your endo symptoms. Test foods in an organized and systematic way to see if they exacerbate your endo symptoms.

Learn how to adopt an anti-inflammatory dietary pattern, while restricting as little as possible to maintain the joy of eating (with lots of practical help!).

Help strip away some of the unhealthy conditioning you’ve taken in from all the [crap] nutrition advice out there.

Learn enough about food and your own unique needs so you can give HARD PASS no’s to your friends sharing the next not-so-great nutrition fad (Juicing! Fizz sticks! Celery juice! Diarrhea-inducing detox tea!).

Get strategies to improve gastrointestinal distress (especially if you have IBS or IBS-like symptoms).

Get strategies to eat well while managing nausea and vomiting.

Avoid over-restriction and cutting out foods unnecessarily.

Deal with feelings of food guilt and learn simple steps to give yourself the same kind of love and understanding that you give others.

Build a customized nutrition plan to help with your endometriosis symptoms. schedule a free consultation today

Schedule a Call

Build a Customized Nutrition Plan

(that works for you!)

Get all the support & follow-up you need!

Build a customized nutrition plan to help with your endometriosis symptoms. schedule a free consultation today

Schedule a Call

Build a Customized Nutrition Plan

(that works for you!)

Get all the support & follow-up you need!

Areas of Focus

These are some areas/topics that we may cover in our sessions depending on your needs:

Nutrition Analysis

Between the nausea, vomiting, and low appetite from pain, endo can make it difficult to get all the nutrition we need. A nutrition analysis will give us a better understanding of whether you are meeting your nutrient needs (especially your vitamin & mineral intake).

IBS Management

Based on research, people with endometriosis are 2.5-5x more likely to suffer from IBS. Get strategies to help manage IBS and guidance on the low FODMAP diet (if needed).

Connection With Your Body

Learn how to connect and listen to what your body really needs (and wants) to help guide your food and self-care decisions.

Nutrition 101

Evidence-based teachings on foods that could be impacting symptoms. I use a combination of science and listening to your experience to offer suggestions and provide teachings on relevant nutrition topics.

Self-Compassion

Leverage the power of being kind to yourself. If you are very self-critical of yourself (especially during flares when you aren’t as productive or days you don’t make the *best* food choices for your endo) these techniques are powerful in helping manage stress/distress.

Food & Symptom Journal

Each person requires a different approach to endo. This includes diet. We may use food and symptom journals to learn what foods may exacerbate symptoms, ensuring that we aren’t unnecessarily eliminating or restricting foods that don’t impact symptoms.

FAQ

Frequently Asked

Do you take clients from every province?

Unfortunately, my licensing body only allows me to see clients in Ontario, Canada. I do my best to create as much free content as possible, so if you aren’t in Ontario, Canada, please subscribe to my newsletter to never miss a recipe, video, or article.

do you promote one specific dietary pattern (ie. vegetarian, vegan, low carb, etc.)?

No. I am a firm believer that every person has different dietary requirements. If you work with me, we will work around your dietary preferences.

How many appointments will I need?

It varies. On average, I would say that most people require 4-6 appointments. It takes some time to test and identify trigger foods, especially if you suffer from GI issues. 

What to Expect

Some insight into my process…

Step 1: Complete a 15-min discovery call to make sure that I am the best person to help you. This call will help you get to know me a little better to decide whether you’d like to work with me.

Step 2: If you think we are a good fit, we then book our initial appointment. Prior to the appointment, you will sign a consent form.

Step 3: At our initial appointment, I will do a thorough assessment to get to know you. Usually, 10-15 minutes of the appointment is reserved to create a nutrition plan together. You’ll get some instructions on how to implement the first steps of the plan.

Step 4: At our next follow-up (which is usually 1-2 weeks later), you’ll give me an update on how things are going. Then you’ll get teachings relevant to the next steps of the nutrition plan.

Step 5: We repeat this follow-up process as necessary!