A Woman’s Cycle of Life: Maximizing Outcomes through Mira and Femmenessence

A woman’s life cycle is dynamic in multiple realms: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Part of this flux is due to the waxing and waning of different hormones from the psychoneuroendocrine circuit, which includes the hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and ovarian (HPTAO) axis. Women are becoming increasingly aware of the intricacies of the monthly menstrual cycle and the impact of their reproductive hormones from fertility to menopause. Within each decade, there are different laboratory metrics and markers to track, along with changing life priorities, whether enhancing fertility, feeling emotionally balanced, keeping skin youthful, building healthy bones, or even redefining purpose and meaning.

In this webinar, an understanding of the metrics of a woman’s hormones will be brought together with optimizing those hormones through clinically-tested, well-defined phenotypes from maca (Lepidium peruvianum) in a product delivery system known as Femmenessence. There will be a detailed discussion on Mira’s unique ability to monitor multiple key hormones, including estradiol, progesterone, FSH, and LH, to provide a detailed and personalized overview of one’s hormone patterns enabling women to become informed about their hormonal fluxes. Through patient case reports we will showcase the two-fold benefits of empowering women to better understand their hormones and enabling providers to optimize therapeutic strategies.

Following this discussion, the latest clinical research to show how not all maca is created equal will be highlighted, along with what most people do not realize: there are 17 phenotypes with different functions. Different types of maca, which correspond to color, can give different results. To date, the only published clinical research on any form of maca demonstrating statistically significant effects on hormones such as estradiol and progesterone in peri- and postmenopausal women has been Maca-GO® (Femmenessence®), which uses a concentrated, bioavailable specific phenotype ratio to support the HPATO axis. An overview of this published research, including case reports, will be reviewed, along with how to use different Femmenessence products for women at various stages of life for best results on hormone health.

By the end of this webinar, you will

  • Learn of the needs of women throughout the lifecycle from a hormone perspective
  • Increase your clinical toolkit with unique ways to help your patient empower their personalized approach to health
  • Understand how to help navigate your female patients on the fertility journey using a point-of-care device, Mira
  • Learn about options to help balance hormones throughout the lifecycle using Femmenessence for best outcomes
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Sep 24 2024


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Virtual Registration


  • Jeff Bland, PhD
    Jeff Bland, PhD
    Functional Medicine Founder and Pioneer

    Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a personable and highly respected thought leader who has spent more than four decades focused on the improvement of human health.

    He is known worldwide as the founder of the Functional Medicine movement, which represents his vision for a care model that is grounded in systems biology and informed by research that he has a unique ability to synthesize. His pioneering work has created the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI), as well as the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), the global leader in Functional Medicine education. Since 1991, hundreds of thousands of healthcare practitioners have participated in PLMI and IFM programs, and this collective knowledge has positively impacted the lives of patients all over the world.

  • Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP
    Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, IFMCP
    Nutritionist, Scientist, Lecturer, Educator, Author Food and Spirit, LLC

    Deanna Minich, MS, PhD, CNS, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (IFMCP), is a nutrition scientist, international lecturer, educator, and author, with over twenty years of experience in academia and in the food and dietary supplement industries, currently serving as Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health. She has been active as a functional medicine clinician in clinical trials and in her own practice (Food & Spirit™). She is the author of six consumer books on wellness topics, four book chapters, and over fifty scientific publications. Her academic background is in nutrition science, including a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1995) and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Medical Sciences from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands (1999). She has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for The Institute of Functional Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the American Nutrition Association. Currently, she teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine, University of Western States, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and Institute for Brain Potential. Through her talks, workshops, groups, and in-person retreats, she helps people to practically and artfully transform their lives through nutrition and lifestyle. Visit her at: www.deannaminich.com

  • Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND, LAc
    Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND, LAc
    Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist

    Stefani Kovacovsky Hayes, ND, LAc is a Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist in Portland, Oregon. She practices at Kwan Yin Healing Arts Center, West – a large integrative natural medicine clinic. Dr. Stefani Hayes loves offering a collaborative model of care to her patients. Her practice focuses on addressing women’s health and fertility concerns from a holistic perspective. She is skilled in addressing complex fertility cases by using an integrative, whole body approach. She is specially trained in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, for fertility, pregnancy and postpartum, as well as skilled in performing non-hormonal Intra-uterine Inseminations (IUI). Dr. Stefani’s passion is assisting all types of families in not only realizing their goals of parenthood, but also enjoying that time. Her favorite experience is supporting individuals and couples through their entire family building journey – during their preconception time, adjunctively throughout pregnancy, and throughout a vital postpartum time. For more information about Dr. Stefani’s practice, visit www.kwanyinhealingarts.com/practitioners/dr-stefani-hayes/

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