When you have endometriosis, knowing what to eat and what not to eat can be a pain, quite literally. Endo-belly anyone?!
Join me in this 10-part daily series as we explore 10 essential nutrients you need to nourish your body with endometriosis. We'll talk about how these foods impact your endocrine system and how you can start to take back control of those wacky hormones.
My guests will also share their favourite healthy recipes so you can start restoring your vitality immediately.
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When Carolyn was a practicing colorectal surgeon, many women were surprised and delighted to find out that she was an expert in pelvic pain. The longer Carolyn worked with these women, the more she could see that pelvic pain and particularly endometriosis was a multi-functional issue. That yes, there were tremendous physical issues involved. But diet and lifestyle clearly played a role. For so many of them, they felt as though they had no one they could talk to about their discomfort and their fear. Now, as a functional medicine doctor, Carolyn is able to address all of the causes of their pain and get them on the road to great health.
Naomi is a certified Naturopath with a Bachelor's Degree in Health Science. Naomi is also a Nutritionist, blogger, and author, with her own Sydney-based business. Naomi has helped thousands of local, interstate and international clients reach their health goals over the past ten years. Well-known for her expertise in helping women who are frustrated, fed up and struggling with unresolved hormonal health problems. Naomi helps these women connect the dots between their health, happiness and hormones. So they can live a life in optimal vibrancy – what Naomi refers to as “Your New Normal.”
Angelique Panagos is a registered nutritional therapist, thought-provoking speaker, total foodie and author of ͚The Balance Plan which is a diet and lifestyle approach to balancing hormones. She specialises in hormonal health, stress management, weight management and digestive wellness. All the areas she had to work on for herself. Having experienced it first hand, her philosophy is that food is healing and nourishing, affecting each cell in our body - impacting our lives, bodies, emotions, and even our thoughts. Her approach works to make people feel their best in a supportive yet inspiring way.
Angelique runs her own successful West End practice in London as well as a virtual clinic, works in TV and contributes to publications such as Women͛s Health, I Quit Sugar, Tatler, Cosmopolitan, Stella Telegraph, Sheerluxe and Red Magazine.
Angelique completed her nutritional therapy training at the renowned Institute of Optimum Nutrition in London. She is registered and regulated by The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and is a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). In addition, she is also proud to have completed the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) AFMCP™-UK and is pursuing certification with the IFM.
When not advising her clients on wellbeing, Angelique can be found sipping on a green smoothie while walking with her husband, daughter and their French Bulldog Dash.
Discover more about Angelique on Twitter @apnutrition, Instagram @angeliquepanagos and at www.angeliquepanagos.com
Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist
Dr Andreadis is a Certified Fertility, Hormone Specialist and Gynaecologist from Sydney, Australia. She has a private practice and is Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University Medical School and School of Physiology.
Natasha trained at RPAH, Sydney and completed her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility (CREI) in the Netherlands and Oxford, UK.
She is expert at fertility treatments such as IVF, IUI and genetic testing of embryos and is a practitioner with Genea, World Leaders in Fertility.
Natasha is experienced in managing a wide range of fertility issues such as endometriosis, ovulation issues, miscarriage, unexplained infertility and PCOS.
She also performs hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgical procedures.
She has completed further studies in genetics, nutrition and health coaching. She is an Expert on Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar 8 week Program.
Natasha believes that food is medicine and enjoys lifestyle coaching women and couples, regardless of whether they are trying to conceive. She is currently completing a Certificate IV in Personal Training.
Having completed a Masters of Reproductive Science and Genetics, she has a special interest in biotechnology and genomic medicine, incorporating this into her daily practice. She is a qualified Fitgenes practitioner and is continually learning about this exciting field of medicine.
Dr Andreadis enjoys the world of social media and digital content creation. She has a YouTube channel - Dr Tash TV, where she highlights the importance of diet, lifestyle, nutrition and environment when trying for a baby.
Connect with Natasha via:
YouTube: Dr Tash TV
Erin Luyendyk RHN is a Nutrition Coach for women who are ready to get their sexy back and unleash their inner bombshell, healthy food blogger, women’s health and beauty food expert, and Nutritionista lifestyle guru for her many online followers.
Her mission is to help women stop the endless cycle of diets; empowering and teaching them how to nourish their bodies and souls with real, exciting, whole foods that so they feel incredible, energized, sexy, and glowing from within. Erin is passionate about teaching her clients and followers that eating well can be easy, fun, fabulous, and deliciously satisfying. Food is supposed to be enjoyed, and we are supposed to feel incredible and beautiful!
Erin earned her diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Advanced Raw Food Chef Certification from Raw Foundation Culinary Arts Institute. She has over ten years of experience in the health, nutrition, weight loss, and medical aesthetics industries, making her a powerhouse in the field with her unique expertise and fusion of nutrition and beauty.
Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT, Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women’s and pelvic healthcare.
Having two decades of experience in women’s and pelvic health as a physical therapist and functional nutritionist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice, gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management, hormone balance, preconception and fertility support, postpartum recovery, and chronic pain and fatigue management. She regularly lectures on topics such as integrative pelvic pain management, natural fertility options, optimal hormone health, and functional and integrative nutrition for rehabilitation, nutrition, wellness, fitness, and medical professionals.
Dr. Drummond was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.
Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods.
Informed by a strong science background and more than 20 years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control. Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones. Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.
Lara divides her time between Christchurch, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia, where she has her consulting rooms.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Natalie Kringoudis is a Dr of Chinese Medicine & Acupuncturist and two times best selling author. She’s also the owner of The Pagoda Tree, a hub for natural fertility & women’s health in Australia.
Nat recgonised the large gap between conventional medicine and supporting wellness and has developed a unique style to women’s natural health care – integrating the western medical approach with alternative therapies, Chinese medicine and natural fertility methods.
Her knowledge in women's health, fertility and natural medicine features in her column in Australian Natural Health magazine, in major publications, including Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan as well as regular TV appearances as a wellness expert. Empowering women of all ages, Nat stepped up to champion health before it's broken and believes the key to address issues like endometriosis or PCOS lies not in what we do in the Dr's office, but what we do when we leave.
Natalie provides her specialist insight on her website, www.natkringoudis.com.au.
Twitter: Nat Kringoudis
Facebook: Nat Kringoudis
Jessica Murnane is the creator of the One Part Plant movement & author of the One Part Cookbook (an initiative to get everyone on this planet to start eating one plant-based meal each day), host of the One Part Podcast (where she brings tough questions to inspiring people), and founder of Know Your Endo (an endometriosis education and awareness platform).
Jessica has contributed to and appeared in magazines and websites that include Bon Appétit, Goop, Shape Magazine, The Kitchn, Mind Body Green, The Coveteur, Food52, and PopSugar. And has spoken at Apple, Taste Talks, Seed Food + Wine, Good Fest, and Wanderlust.