More than 700,000 Australian women suffer with the crippling symptoms of endometriosis including severe period pain and bleeding, often starting out in the teen years. Worse still, diagnosis can take a very long time which leaves women suffering. In this episode Cecelia and I speak with Ellie Angel-Mobbs, radio host and the ambassador for Endometriosis Australia about her own personal experience with endometriosis, her diagnosis and how she is navigating and supporting her body living with this illness. It’s all here on The Wellness Collective Podcast.
- 2:35 Learn what I’m currently reading – Dodging Energy Vampires by Dr. Christane Northrup
- 5:14 Meet Endometriosis (if you don’t know what it is)
- 6:38 It took over 6 years for Ellie’s condition to be diagnosed – she elaborates on her own path to date. (so many women are in the same boat)
- 8:00 We discuss the statistics around pain and diagnosis.
- 10:07 Ellie talks about her time since her period arrived and how her Endometriosis progressed.
- 11:36 How at times Ellie questioned her health and thought “maybe it is all in my head.” The turning point – was when she was 26 and she physically couldn’t get out of bed.
- 12:37 Ellie talks through her offical diagnosis, after talk of appendicitis…
- 13:25 I share a few truths about my new book, Beautiful You. (click here for pre-sale whoop whoop!)
- 13:50 – Ellie says she feels the best she ever has, I ask what she has changed to make this happen (you need to listen… Ellie LOVES acupuncture!)
- 16:46 – All the things I believe you need to do to address Endometriosis from the ‘everyday’ principle.
- 17:25 – Why does acupuncture works – does it really work?
- 19:44 – Women in the media who are spokes person with endometriosis and the awareness being created is wonderful. We chat more about this.
- 21:41 – Leah Dunham and her Hysterectomy and how it doesn’t really fix the problem. Ellie talks about how this isn’t a ‘cure’ for endometriosis. How removing evidence of the problem isn’t fixing the problem.
- 23:30 – How we can’t change our genes but we can change the environment to influence what develops.
- 24:35 – How the right people in your life can make all the difference and my own experience with suspected endometriosis and how it really is behind my new book.
- 26:40 National action plan for Endometriosis here in Australia – charities creating awareness for Endometriosis (ACE – Australian Coalition for Endometriosis)