How To Rebalance Your Hormones with Endometriosis with Nicole Jardim

Nicole Jardim a.k.a The Period Girl is the hormone expert behind the Fix Your Period programmes and The Period Party Podcast and I freaking love her work. In this episode, Nicole breaks down what hormonal imbalance actually means and how it might show up for us when it comes to endometriosis, we talk about the hierarchy of hormones and which ones to address first and we dive into oestrogen dominance and oestrogen excess and how these play a role in endo.

How To Get Your Life Back With Endometriosis

In this very special episode, I’m talking about how I got my life back and how you can get your life back with endometriosis. In fact, I’m reading the first three sections of my new ebook - This EndoLife, It Starts with Breakfast. Think of this episode as an audio book! It doesn’t matter if you plan to buy the ebook or not - I want everyone to be able to heat what I’ve written in these first several pages because I hope they inspire, motivate and empower you to begin getting your life back.

Eating A Plant-based Diet for Endometriosis and Hormonal Balance with Shannon Leparski

Shannon Leparski is the plant-based women’s health expert who’s helping people to balance their hormones and manage conditions like endometriosis through good nutrition. Shannon’s new book, The Happy Hormone Guide, offers a full plant-based nutrition and lifestyle cycle syncing plan that supports every single phase of your cycle, to help readerss to have better periods and ease hormonal symptoms like PMS and brain fog. In her book, she breaks down the best foods to stock up on for the follicular, ovulatory, luteal and menstrual phases and includes recipes for each one!

Supplements for Endometriosis with Lauren and Catherine Lee of Semaine Health

I have found that using anti-inflammatory supplements have made a huge difference in reducing my endometriosis pain, specifically, ginger root powder, turmeric and magnesium. That’s why I was so excited when I heard about Semaine; a new supplement design specifically to reduce inflammation and pain for people with painful periods and endometriosis. Lauren and Catherine Lee are the incredible and literal endo sisters (well - endo twins) behind Semaine, who went on a quest to find a form of pain relief that didn’t negatively effect their bodies.

Going Self-Employed with Endometriosis: Why I Did It, The Highs and Lows and My Tips Two Years In

Two years ago I went self-employed to help manage my endometriosis. Employment just wasn’t working for me - I had been signed off from work, I was struggling to explain the impact endometriosis was having on my mental health to my boss and in short, I simply felt unable to work. So in this episode, I’m exploring going self-employed for endometriosis, and diving into what life can be like for a business owner, entrepreneur or freelancer and the unique challenges they can face when journeying down this road with endo. Whilst this episode is about working for yourself, I do think the tips that I share are applicable to everyone, whether self-employed or employed, so I think it’s worth having a listen whatever your situation!

The Impact of Endometriosis on My Social Life and How I'm Learning to Manage It

Life with endometriosis isn’t always easy and it can have a huge impact on a person’s social life. In the past few years, I’ve really experienced this. But I believe that a life filled with joyful moments with the ones we love is possible with endometriosis. It just might look different from your ordinary ‘healthy’ person’s social life. So I’m currently exploring ways to expand and enrich my social life, from sending flowers to cosy nights in.

Raising Awareness and Creating Community for People of Colour with Endometriosis with Lauren Kornegay of ENDO Black

Lauren Kornegay is the founder of ENDO Black; a safe space and community for people of colour and African Americans affected by endometriosis. After being diagnosed with endometriosis and discovering that she couldn’t find any materials or information that represented her or didn’t centre around cis white women, she decided to go out and create it for herself and the communities that have been so underrepresented.

How I Exercise with Endometriosis

First things first, I’m not a physio therapist or personal trainer, but I am someone who likes to keep healthy, so this episode is all about what I’m learning about exercise with endometriosis and how I’m working towards my fitness goals.

What is PMDD with Laura Murphy of Vicious Cycle

PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an incredibly severe version of PMS, which can affect anyone with a period and can impact on their day-to-day lives. Like endometriosis, PMDD is often unheard of, misdiagnosed and ignored in today’s society and yet it affects 1 in 20 menstruators. In this episode, I chat to Laura about her lengthy diagnosis of PMDD, what the condition actually is and the cause behind it, PMDD symptoms and treatment options for anyone living with the disease.

Can You Eat Eggs and Dairy on the Endometriosis Diet?

My personal endometriosis diet is plant-based, so no eggs or dairy. In this episode, I dive into why I made that decision, the research I found along the way, how I feel health wise for cutting the two out and what my diet looks like now. I also explore what Henrietta Norton, Alisa Vitti and Maisie Hill have to say about dairy for hormone health and endometriosis.

How We Cope with Endometriosis as a Couple - A Conversation with My Boyfriend

Well, we’re getting a bit vulnerable over here. I know how many of you struggle in your relationships, especially in your romantic ones. A couple of weeks back I interviewed Mel Cox all about managing strains in a relationship due to endometriosis and I thought a real life example could be helpful. So today, I’m interviewing my boyfriend, Chris, all about what it’s like living with me and endometriosis.

What I Eat at The Weekend on The Endometriosis Diet

I love my comfort food, I love eating stereotypical junk food like pizzas, I love baking and I love sweet treats. I don’t deprive myself of these joys, instead, I’ve found ways to enjoy these and still look after my body. From choosing healthier treats, to knowing the signs of when I’ve maybe overdone it a little on the sugar, I explore how I eat for endometriosis even at the weekend - and still enjoy my food.

Managing Endodiet Overwhelm

In this episode, I’m talking about my experience of being totally overwhelmed by the endometriosis diet to having a clear and steady plan to tackle my endo in a manageable way. I’m sharing tips, reflections and practical suggestions you can begin implementing as soon as you’re ready.

Communication, Relationships and Endometriosis with Melanie Cox

Many of us with endometriosis struggle within our romantic relationships. Pain during sex, daily pain, chronic fatigue and mental health struggles can all cause tension in a relationship and it can be difficult to know how to communicate effectively in the face of these strains. So in this episode, I talk to Mel about effective communication methods between couples or prospective partners, how partners can support someone living with endometriosis and understanding what makes a healthy relationship.