I am super proud to be writing my first ever blog post. I may have started my PCOS journey way back in 2012 and I may or may not have decided to create the blog way back in 2015 but still! I am very proud of myself – it’s not easy getting things done with zero energy, a one year old and the heat of the Australian sun bearing down on you through your curtain-less windows.
My name is Melissa Christie – I’m a stay at home mum living in Northern NSW, Australia. I love being a mother, singing, writing and cooking (read: eating). And I am truly passionate about sharing knowledge about PCOS treatment options and creating support tools to help women with PCOS manage this complex, tumultuous condition.
I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2012 and have been on a massive journey ever since trying to cure myself…as I’m sure many of you have too.
On my journey I have realised something that I think is really important for all of us to know – we are all different, our symptoms are all different and different treatment methods affect us all differently.
I have started PCOS Pathways because I want to empower women with knowledge about the many treatment options available to women with PCOS. I want women to know that if you have tried a treatment option and it didn’t work that there are so many more options to explore – not just western pharmaceuticals and not just western herbal medicine. There are treatment methods from all over the world that are effectively treating and even curing women of PCOS – you just need to find the one that suits your body.
I have worked my way through diet and lifestyle changes, different exercise regimes, western herbal medicine, reflexology and Ayurvedic medicine all with varying degrees of success. It is however with Traditional Chinese Medicine that I have found truly effective treatment. BUT (and here is my whole point), that does not mean Traditional Chinese Medicine will work for you. In fact, it may not help you at all. But something I tried that didn’t work for me like western herbal medicine might be exactly what your body needs! (I should clarify that western herbal medicine did help me but just not as much as it has helped many other women). The point is, you need to find what suits YOUR body.
Another huge part of PCOS Pathways is the creation of support tools for women with PCOS. Given that PCOS effects at least 1 in 10 women worldwide I find it so disappointing knowing that there are hardly any resources available to us and so little support. So I am all about changing that.
The first support tool I have created is The PCOS Diary – a day planner designed specifically for women with PCOS. I am soooo excited about this project. The PCOS Diary is beautifully designed on full colour, quality thick paper filled with tips, treatment options, fertility, weight, symptom and treatment charts, yoga poses, recipes, inspirational work sheets and so much more. All specifically for women with PCOS and all fact checked by PCOS health professionals.
The 2019 PCOS Diary will be available through pre-order when I launch my Kickstarter campaign in late February. This is the first time I will be running a Kickstarter campaign, but I think it’s such a great way for you to be able to pre-order the diary and for me to be able to create it without financial risk to my new little family. Whoever came up with the idea of crowd-funding is a genius!
People on my mailing list will be the first to know about my special pre-order price (which I will only have available for a limited time) so subscribe if you want to be in the know <3
I am so happy to have connected with you and I hope I can help you on your journey.
Check out the full PCOS pathways website for more information about everything I’ve talked about in this post and leave a comment if you have something to say or a question to ask.
Good luck on your PCOS journey ladies! I hope it’s all on the up and up starting today!