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.
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.
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.
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.
Endometriosis fatigue. It’s a b•tch isn’t it? It’s one of the biggest challenges I still struggle with and one that I’m learning how to manage effectively. Brain fog, low energy, forgetfulness and poor concentration can have a huge and negative impact on our everyday lives. That’s why when I discovered Berry Berrion, I knew I had to talk to her.
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.
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.
in this episode, I’m getting REALLY honest. I tell you exactly how much I spend on food supplements and nutrition products, where I shop and tips on shopping more affordably. I also share the tools and resources that have enabled me to get really in control of my money and be able to eat for the endometriosis diet, even on my current small budget.
Chances are, you’ve heard of Maisie Hill. She’s currently taking the world of periods by storm with her incredible debut book Period Power, which reached the top 50 books on Amazon with days of its release. In this episode, we talk about Maisie’s story of period pain, the true power of tracking and working with the most difficult parts of our cycles, from the luteal phase to menstruation.
In today’s episode we talk about Maggie’s own healing journey, the link between trauma and endometriosis, acupuncture for endometriosis, how sexological bodywork and pelvic embodiment can lesson scar tissue and pelvic pain and finally, collective sexual trauma memories.
This episode is about the reality of the endometriosis diet and how I base my meals around nutrition for endometriosis and hormone balance. This is about how to look after your body, feel better with endometriosis and enjoy your food. I hope this episode brings you some clarification around eating for endo, and inspires you to try out some delicious ways to reduce your symptoms!
In this episode, I explore everything I’ve learnt about the liver and endometriosis so far, and the ways I am supporting my liver, and how that’s positively impacted my endometriosis symptoms. If you’re looking to understand endometriosis natural treatment options, this episode is for you.
In this episode, we talk about the huge and unspoken issue of dyspareunia, why and how Emily designed the Ohnut, the scientific support she’s received from specialists and how it’s changing the experience of painful sex for people with endometriosis.
From books on endometriosis natural treatment options and symptom tracker apps, to courses on the endometriosis diet and charities that help you understand endometriosis - these are my go-to endometriosis resources that I recommend to help you get started with managing endometriosis.
So what’s the deal? Today I’m talking about endometriosis and caffeine, from it’s affects on inflammation to how it may be increasing our oestrogen levels, and how I manage my love for coffee whilst still reducing my symptoms.
In this episode, I’m focusing specifically on sugar. I talk about the reasons that sugar can make endometriosis symptoms worse and the research behind this, and how I’ve managed to reduce my endometriosis pain through changing my sugar intake.
In this episode we talk about the current issues facing people with endometriosis in the workplace, how to talk to a boss about endometriosis, whether endometriosis is a disability or not, the kind of endometriosis work adjustments you can ask for and what your rights are when it comes to endometriosis at work.
Today I’m sharing with you my favourite home remedies for endometriosis pain from natural pain relief to yoga.
Last time I told you a lot more about the medical side of my experience - from my endometriosis diagnosis, symptoms and pretty bad experiences with surgery! Ultimately, that journey got me here - pretty much pain free most of the time. So I thought it might be helpful to explain what my journey of healing endometriosis naturally looked like and what my endometriosis management style looks like today.