peri menopause nutrition package

Is this Peri Menopause Nutrition Package for me?

The Peri-Menopause Nutrition Package is aimed at women aged 35 – 55 years. It’s no secret that as we age our hormones start to change significantly. We now know that these changes really begin to occur in our late 30’s and early 40’s – the stage known as Peri-menopause. Learning to understand and navigate your hormones as they change is literally a game changer for women and also helps significantly with lessoning the symptom severity of Menopause. This package will educate and empower you to take control of your health and hormones during this time. 

This package includes:

The Peri Menopause Nutrition Package includes 4 x Comprehensive Nutritional Consultations with Senior Nutritionist Carissa Mason. Note hormones, the DUTCH test and how hormones behave over the female lifespan is a specialty area of Carissa’s.

  • Initial Consultation:  1 x  90 minute initial consultation in which your thorough health history and case will be taken and your DUTCH test will be ordered (please note the cost of the DUTCH test + postage and handling is an additional cost). You will also receive an individualised plan to start your treatment (see below)
  • Extended follow up consultation : 1 x  60 minute consultation to discuss your test results and your further revised treatment regime based on your DUTCH results with Carissa.
  • Follow up consultation : 2 x  30 minute follow up consultation to track progress and alter any further treatment processes.

You will also receive an individualised meal plan to complement your personal hormonal health concerns and your test results, along with any further recommended supplementation (only if deemed warranted).


New Clients: $740.00 (plus testing cost of $399 + GST & postage (additional postage for overseas clients)

Existing Clients: $620.00 (plus testing cost of $399 + GST & postage (additional postage for overseas clients)

how does this differ from your usual consultations at the jcn clinic?

The Peri Menopause Nutrition Package is designed to provide a stream line and cost saving option for those clients requiring specific guidance  through the peri-menopause years with Carissa. The package is run over a 4 month timeframe and treatment will always be based on your individual requirements.


How can a nutritionist assist with helping me understand peri-menopause?

Peri-menopause is defined as the 10 years leading in to menopause. For most women, this era begins in their early 40’s. Commonly, the hormonal changes that start to occur for women are quite confusing.

When working with a nutritionist for hormonal imbalances you will receive an in depth education and understanding of what is starting to change as peri-menopause settles in. This is not limited to just your reproductive hormones, but also your blood sugar, adrenal and thyroid hormones. You will also get an individualised food plan and a designed to  help you eat in accordance with your caloric demands.

 Carissa will work alongside you during your consultations to ensure you are reaching your goals and adapting your treatment plan to suit your needs.

Why use the dutch test?

At The JCN Clinic, we utilise the DUTCH screening tool (Dried Urine Test for Comprehensive Hormones) to take away the guesswork and provide the answers behind your personal hormonal story.

Standard blood tests for hormones can only offer a snap shot of the particular moment bloods are drawn, whereas urinary hormone profiles collected at different times of the day gives us a true picture of the overall orchestration of hormonal activity. Reproductive hormonal issues are often interwoven with stress hormone imbalances, hence this package utilises the DUTCH test, which offers a full insight to both of these areas.

What are the signs of hormone imbalances/concerns that occur in peri-menopause?

Here are some common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalances associated with peri menopause:

  • Irregular periods
  • Heavy, clotted &/or painful periods
  • Unexplained rapid weight gain
  • PMT or PMDD
  • Hair loss
  • Skin changes
  • Irritability / mood fluctuations 
  • Poor energy or fatigue, or conversely jitteriness and anxiety
  • Excessive feeling of heat
  • Anxiety and/or depression 
  • Sleep disturbances/insomnia 

How does a nutritionist help with hormones? 

A nutritionist helps with hormone concerns by addressing all contributing factors pertaining to hormonal imbalances such as metabolic disturbances, gut health, inflammation, dietary intake, and lifestyle. A nutritionist utilises a multifactorial approach to hormonal imbalances given our hormones are affected by multiple mechanisms. A nutritionist will provide a detailed and individualised treatment plan that addresses dietary intake, possible supplementation use and further investigation through functional testing if required.

To make a booking, simply visit the JCN online booking system here and choose a time suitable for your Initial Consultation with Carissa . Alternately, feel welcome to pop us an email at or contact us here with any questions, or to make a booking via email.