This is a comprehensive list of the resources that have been helping me throughout my journey.
I keep updating it as I discover new things so bookmark and visit it from time to time to find out new helpful resources!
PMDD & Women's Health
IAPMD (the International Association For Premenstrual Disorders) is a worldwide non-profit association providing support, information and resources for anyone impacted by premenstrual disorders. Their website is an amazing source of information, tools and resources both for patients and professional. They provide information about treatments available, how to find a doctor in your area, tracking your symptoms, get diagnosed and much more.
NAPS is a UK charity set up in 1984. It provides information and support to PMS sufferers and their families. They also promote a better understanding of premenstrual syndromes and their treatments by the medical profession as they recognise that this is vital to the proper management of the condition and, therefore, to the wellbeing of those affected by it.
Hormone Health is a private women’s health clinic providing treatments from a group of like-minded specialists throughout the UK. They cover a wide range of women’s health condition like menopause, osteoporosis, complementary therapies, contraception, endometriosis, fertility, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), and much more.
Vicious Cycle is a patient led-awareness campaign with a team of passionate people around the world. They aim to increase awareness of PMDD within patients and professionals; help undiagnosed and misdiagnosed women by signposting them to relevant support; provide evidence-based information; engage media in conversations about PMDD; involve people living with PMDD in advocacy activities.
See Her Thrive is a team of business psychologists and women’s health experts who provide employers with the right resources and information to support their employees affected by reproductive health. They promote a workplace culture where reproductive health is discussed and supported openly. They also provide resources that you can share with your employer, how to talk to them about your condition, how to explain your symptoms and what are your rights.
Nicole Jardim is a Certified Women’s Health Coach with a speciality in hormonal and reproductive health. She is also a writer, speaker, mentor and the creator of Fix Your Period, a program that helps women to take charge of their hormone health. She addresses a wide variety of period problems, including PMS, PMDD, irregular period, PCOS, missing period and more. She also co-hosts The Period Party, a top-rated podcast on iTunes.
I love her approach which, rather than just treating symptoms, addresses the root cause of women’s period problems, looking at the unique physiology of each person.
Bridgit Danner is trained in functional health coaching and has worked with thousands of women over her career since 2004. She is the founder of BridgitDanner.com and HormoneDetoxShop.com . Bridgit now educates about toxins and detox, and how they impact other body systems, through her blog, online programs, product shop and Facebook group. She also coaches women privately on how to detoxify through a functional approach. Her specialities include: hormonal imbalance, toxic mold, chemical detox, gut health and infections, and thyroid health.
Nikolett Jones, founder of Wellness With Mamma Jones, is a Fully Qualified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Therapeutic Skin Health Coach, Accredited Keto Diet Coach, Hormone Health and Weight loss coach focusing on helping busy mothers with their health. She takes care of women & mothers all around the world offering natural solutions and nutrition. She is passionate about using essential oils and healthy cooking, you can find lots of delicious recipes on her website.
ITAPMS is an Italian organisation, funded in 2018 by Paola Vallarino who has long battled a severe form of PMDD. Their mission is to raise awareness of PMS and PMDD and their symptoms; promote the development and dissemination of scientific research; raise awareness within public opinion and health professionals for women affected by premenstrual disorders. They are also working on the development of National Guide Lines for the treatment of PMS/PMDD in Italy with a team of expert gynaecologists.
Fondazione Onda (Osservatorio nazionale sulla salute della donna e di genere) was established in Milan in 2005 at the behest of some professionals already engaged in various capacities in the field of women’s health. Their aim is to promote a gender-based health culture at institutional, health-care, scientific-academic and social levels to guarantee women the right to health according to principles of equity and equal opportunities.
Mind provides fantastic support and advice for people experiencing any kind of mental health problems. They also offer additional services like an Infoline and Legal Line.
By Your Side is a service user forum working with Coventry and Warwickshire Perinatal Mental Health Team. They help to support families with emotional difficulties during pregnancy or in the year following the birth of their child. They want to support these families as well as breaking down the stigma and barriers that prevent people from seeking the help and support they need.
This is the detailed version of the Blog Plan (see above). If you have already got the Blog Plan, this is the logical next step (if you purchase this one first, the Blog Plan is included!). The Blog by Number course will give you the basics to start and launch your blog from zero, with step to step video and lessons, plus monthly and yearly planners.
This is a must-have if you want to legally protect your blog. Amira is a lawyer and has created these legal templates that are fully customisable and easy to apply to your own blog. Moreover, once you have purchased them, you can use them on different websites, if you have more than one. Strongly recommended for your peace of mind.
ALL ABOUT ORGANIC
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Azienda italiana, etica e sostenibile, impegnata ad accrescere il bene comune. Anche qui trovi tanti prodotti di alta qualita’ e biologici: alimenti, ayurveda, cosmesi, detersivi, libri. In piu’ organizzano anche eventi online e dal vivo.
They are a UK-based company, passionate about natural health. They offer a wide range of high-quality products: aromatherapy, herbal teas, protein powder (also vegan), superfoods, seeds and nut butters, wholefoods, personal care, etc.). Their website is an amazing source of recipes and informative lifestyle articles that you can find in their blog.
I fell in love with their website at first sight! They have thousands of recipe for all eaters and dietary requirements (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc.). You can filter by season, type of cuisine, ingredient, recipe type and the great thing is that all the recipes require 10 ingredients (or less), 1 bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.
Jasmine is an author, the founder of Hemsley + Hemsley and East by West, chef, nutrition and wellness expert. Her simples recipes are inspired by Ayurveda (the Science of Life) for mind-body balance.
All vegan recipes by Angela, a Canadian ex-pat living in Australia. She’s passionate about food and shares a mixture of her own recipes along with existing recipes that she has ‘veganised’.
A lovely food and lifestyle blog by Lauren, who promotes healthy and balanced living through a whole foods diet. All recipes are plant-based and made with real ingredients.
Carlotta, the founder of Cucina Botanica, shares her vegan recipes to help people fall in love with food by creating healthy, delicious and appealing dishes.