Empowering women through perimenopause with grace and resilience

March 8, 2024 BY

Melissa Aytan delves into the underlying issues within women's health, empowering her clients to take control. Photo: FERNE MILLEN

Melissa Aytan is a dedicated Functional Nutritionist, specialising in perimenopause.

Her journey into this niche area of women’s health was sparked by a profound recognition of the lack of support and options available for women navigating this challenging phase of life.

With a Bachelor of Applied Science and a Nutritional Medicine degree, Melissa is the founder and owner of ‘Functional Nutritionist,’ driven by a deep love for positively impacting the health and wellbeing of women of all ages.

Perimenopause, often termed the “forgotten phase”, presents significant hormonal fluctuations and physical changes for women aged 35 to 55.

Recognising the unique challenges faced during this time, Melissa has made it her mission to provide compassionate support and guidance.

Her approach is rooted in humility, with a genuine desire to empower women to navigate perimenopause with grace and resilience.

Beyond her specialisation in perimenopause, Melissa offers a range of services tailored to address various women’s health concerns, ensuring holistic, evidence-based information for her clients.

She provides comprehensive support for hormone imbalances, including conditions such as PMS, PMT, PMDD, hormonal acne problems, and painful or heavy periods.

For women dealing with endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and uterine fibroids, Melissa provides compassionate care aimed at addressing underlying causes.

By delving into the root causes of these conditions, she empowers her clients to take control of their health and wellbeing, guiding them towards sustainable solutions.

Melissa’s expertise extends to supporting women through all stages of reproductive health, from puberty issues to pregnancy and post-natal care.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Melissa offers guidance to optimise fertility and navigate the joys and challenges of motherhood.

During the transition through perimenopause and menopause, Melissa offers compassionate support to alleviate symptoms and navigate this transformative phase with confidence.

She believes in an integrative approach, supporting women who choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) while embracing Functional Nutrition Philosophy—an evidence-based approach that seeks to support this natural transition.

Melissa’s commitment to her clients is unwavering, creating a safe and nurturing space for open dialogue and mutual understanding.

Whether through face-to-face consultations at Ministry of Skin in Torquay, or via video call or telehealth sessions, she provides personalised support to women Australia-wide.

Melissa’s dedication to wellness extends beyond her professional life.

Living in Torquay with her husband and two children, she embraces each day with humility and gratitude.

You’ll often find her surfing at dawn, connecting with nature and finding serenity before the day begins.

In a world where women’s health is often overlooked, Melissa Aytan stands to empower women to embrace every stage of life with vitality and resilience.

For more information, head to functionalnutritionist.net.au