My Story

Stacey Wood MS, RD, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Specialized in Women's Health

“I love seeing the women I serve transform their health and lives with the power of nutrient-rich foods.”

Let’s face it, the hormonal fluctuation we go through can wreak havoc on our normal, happy lives, feeling betrayed by our bodies. I can definitely relate. Here’s my story…

I became pregnant with twins in my early thirties. As joyful and grateful my husband and I were to start a family, I did not expect my health to drastically change. The pregnancy had really put a strain on my body, developing pregnancy-induced hypothyroidism. My daughters were born premature, and we were trying to move into our new home at the same time. This ensuing stress, along with lack of sleep, led my hormones to spiral out of control.

After my thyroid was treated, it took a couple of years to realize that something was still very wrong. I was sleeping through the night again, yet, had no energy to be the mom I wanted to be with twin toddlers. I was in my mid thirties but felt twenty years older: feeling ill, fatigued, and just out of sorts suffering from depression and anxiety. I visited many doctors with no answers. One even said my fatigue was in my head. Finally, after my hormones were tested, a functional medicine specialist told me I was perimenopausal and my adrenals needed support.

As shocking as the news was for me, I was relieved to have answers and a direction to get me in the right path to healing my body. After diet and lifestyle changes, I was able to reverse these symptoms, stop the negative health outcomes, and be the mom and wife I was meant to be for my family.

Today, I’m at the appropriate age for perimenopause and in the beginning stages of the menopause transition. Thanks to my diet and lifestyle I have minimal symptoms. I am now a 20-year registered dietitian with a specialty in integrated & functional approach to nutrition therapy. I believe in the power of food as medicine to relieve (and even prevent) symptoms to occur when it comes to natural hormone decline from aging.

You don’t have to fear and dread menopause. Dietary steps along with other lifestyle changes not only make menopause manageable, but also with perimenopause and post-menopause. So no matter what phase you are in life, little steps you take can help you tremendously. I love seeing the women I serve transform their health and lives with the right nutrient-rich foods.

Education & Licensure

Degrees:

M.S. Nutrition, Registered Dietitian Program
Lamar University

B.S. Human Sciences
Stephen F. Austin State University

Integrative & Functional Medicine Trainings:

Certified Gastrointestinal Nutritionist
SIBO Academy

Women’s Health Herbal Medicine Training Program
Herbal Medicine for Women – Dr. Aviva Romm, MD

Licensure & Registration:

  • Master’s of Science in Nutrition (MS)
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN)
  • Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LD/LDN)
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