How To Reduce Oestrogen Dominace Naturally

It's  now fairly widely acknowledged that people with endometriosis are likely to have oestrogen dominance. Oestrogen not only encourages the growth of endometriosis, but it also causes a heap of symptoms that can affect the quality of our lives and wellbeing, and are also very similar to endometriosis. This week for Endometriosis News I have been writing about how to lower estrogen dominance naturally.

The Link Between Oestrogen Dominance and Endometriosis

Fatigue? Depression? Brain fog? All symptoms of endometriosis, right? Well actually, there could be more to it than that, and by more to it, I mean oestrogen dominance. You may have heard of the link between oestrogen dominance and endometriosis, but it seems the actual symptoms of oestrogen dominance are much less talked about, especially how similar they are to the symptoms of endometriosis.

Financial Stress with Endometriosis

Recently money has been on my mind. It's not something we talk about that often in the endo community - but it's such a big factor. Financial stress with endometriosis is a problem I know many of us have to live with, whether it's because we don't get sick pay, the cost of insurance or maybe we've lost our jobs or have had to cut our hours due to the condition.

So I wanted to break that silence a begin a conversation about the problem and secondly, how we can empower ourselves to take control of our finances again.

Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle to Help Manage Endometriosis

To continue the theme of raising awareness for endometriosis management this March, I've recently written about tracking your menstrual cycle to help manage endometriosis.

There are many ways you can do this, and recently we've been reading Code Red in our Book Club, which has completely changed our understanding of our menstrual cycles, so we can work with them rather than against them. Getting to grips with your menstrual cycle can really help you understand what to expect and when to expect it when it comes to life with endometriosis.

This EndoLife Book Club Launch

Yep. You read that right - I'm launching This EndoLife Book Club!  Well, a virtual one that is.

Each month we will read a new book related to endometriosis, periods or related symptoms. The aim of our book club is to bring a sense of community and support, but also help us educate ourselves in order to live a happier and healthier life with endometriosis.

The new book will be launched on the first Saturday of every month, launching at the beginning of Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3rd.

Coping with Painful Sex and Endometriosis

I couldn't talk about self-love all week without addressing painful sex, and I also wanted to do it from a place that was as inclusive as possible. Not all of us are in a loving relationship, and not all of us want to be, not all of us are in a safe relationship, or have safe associations with sex. There's a lot to it.

So over on Endometriosis News I've started addressing this issue as best I can, making suggestions for safe sex, improving your experience of sex and hopefully reducing painful sex. I'm not an expert, but I do link to some professionals in the column, so I hope this helps in some way!

Self-love Inspiration for When You Feel At War with Your Body

When living with endometriosis has got you dealing with bloating, inflammation, hormonal skin, tired eyes, pain and a body that can feel like it's struggling all the time, it's hard. There's no doubt about it. Some days it's really tough to shift these feelings, so this week I've written about my favourite brands and accounts for self-love inspiration for when you feel at war with your body. You can read the full column here on Endometriosis News.

How Can We Love Our Bodies More, Even With Endometriosis?

I know how hard it is to love our bodies when we experience so much pain through it. It's all well and good saying we need to love ourselves more, but how do we even start on that journey, when we feel so much detachment or even hatred towards it? So this week, to celebrate Valentine's Day, I've written about how we can love our bodies more, even with endometriosis, over on Endometriosis News.