Transgender Health and Nutrition: Guidelines for a Complex Population

There are many reasons why transgender people should follow dietary guidelines

Godwin Michael
ILLUMINATION

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One of the most common misconceptions about trans people is that they are all cisgender, or non-transgender. In reality, trans individuals exist across the gender spectrum and even within the transgender community itself, as many transgender individuals are also non-binary or genderfluid (and more). Therefore, it makes sense that each person’s health needs would be different and require an individualized approach based on their goals and circumstances.

What are nutritional guidelines?

Why should trans people follow dietary guidelines?

There are many reasons why transgender people should follow dietary guidelines. For one, eating a nutritious diet can help reduce the risk of developing health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Additionally, following dietary guidelines can help transgender people maintain a healthy weight, which is important for both physical and mental health. Furthermore, eating a balanced diet can provide the nutrients needed for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and other transition-related treatments. Finally, making healthy food choices can help boost energy levels and…

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Godwin Michael
ILLUMINATION

A writer with the passion for covering varieties of topics.