I'm Kendra, a yoga teacher, aromatherapist, and dietitian. As a 30-something year old woman who has decided to delay motherhood, I’m super passionate about doing all I can to preserve and protect my fertility while living a fun, full life.
I love helping women who want to conceive (someday or today) preserve and optimize their fertility all without restrictive diets, exhausting exercise, and extreme measures.
There's no shortage of confusing, conflicting, and overwhelming PCOS and fertility nutrition and lifestyle info out there. Social media, books, magazines, TV. Everywhere you look someone's reminding you that your biological clock’s ticking. And everyone seems to have an opinion about what you should do to get pregnant or what you should eat to “cure” your PCOS.
There are those who'll tell you Keto's the way to go. No, paleo. Mmm mmm, you should try intermittent fasting. But these one size fits all rules and plans don't fit your life or likes. 'Cause you, my friend, are one of a kind.
Weaving together mindful movement, delightful and nutritious food, aromatherapy, and self-care practices, you can get relief from your PCOS symptoms and enhance your fertility with joy, ease, and simplicity. 'Cause the journey to health shouldn't be filled with deprivation, confusion, or drudgery.
I promise, you won't catch me recommending:
counting calories or grams of carbs, fat, or protein.
giving up your favorite food
some ridiculous detox
working out till you fear you're gonna pass out or throw up, or
living off of meal replacement shakes, bars, or smoothies
Just not my style. And honestly, none of the above leads to long lasting health, happiness, or balanced hormones. They just leave you feeling hungry and anxious. Also, not my style.
Make yourself a cup of tea, get comfy, and have a look around the site. You’ll find fertility and PCOS yoga info, women’s health tips, and the occasional overshare about my own personal journey.
Kendra Tolbert MS, RDN, CDN, LD, RYT, Cert AT is a registered dietitian nutritionist, registered yoga teacher, and certified aromatherapist specializing in PCOS, fertility, and PMS. She completed her Masters degree in Nutrition and Public Health at Teachers College, Columbia University. She was awarded the Emerging Professional Award from the Women's Health Dietetic Practice Group.
Kendra has experience helping individuals, families, and communities make improvements to their health and lives by adopting healthier habits. Her areas of expertise include women's health, PCOS, fertility, community nutrition, and integrative and functional nutrition. Kendra has been featured on and written for a number of websites.
Previously, Kendra worked as an acute care clinical dietitian, outpatient oncology dietitian, nutrition educator, a community nutritionist, and consultant for nonprofit organizations. When not reading, writing, or coaching her yoga and nutrition clients, she enjoys taking dance and yoga classes, journaling, and body rolling to 90's pop and R&B.