Women’s Health Blogs to Follow in 2018
Here at Reusable Menstrual Cups, we usually talk menstrual cups, cloth pads, organic disposables and period panties. However, we also like to bring you some solid information about a wide range of topics relevant to women.
Today, we’re going to bring you the Top 17 Women’s Health Bloggers to follow in 2018. Add these ones to your news feed and be ready to get informed, enlightened and entertained.
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#1: The Real Life RD (Robyn Nohling)
Robyn is a registered dietician as well as nurse practitioner, which makes her a wealth of knowledge for everything women’s health. We particularly love that she’s an advocate of not dieting, which we find refreshing.
Here’s why we follow her:
- A strong body-positive message. She wants to help people accept their body, at whatever their natural size is.
- Delicious recipes and some great meal ideas.
- She mentions frequently the emotional aspects of eating, which we find is more important than the choices we’re perhaps making at the grocery store.
Check here out here: The Real Life RD.
#2: Girls Gone Strong
If you’re looking to get in seriously good shape, look no further than Girls Gone Strong for some motivational power. They are all about people, not profit and don’t offer paid sponsorships for nutritional or fitness products, or anything for that matter. They just want to offer you the best, unbiased advice possible.
Here’s why they are one of our favourite women’s health blogs of 2018:
- A nice community to inspire you along the way (you can join their private Facebook group)
- New posts at least a few times a week. Keep checking back for your hit of inspiration.
- They focus on a wide range of things, from eating, to emotional stuff, to working out.
Get some inspiration here: Girls Gone Strong.
#3: Period! (Paula Kragten)
Next up on our list of the best women’s health blogs to follow in 2018 is Period! Paula started the blog after wondering why almost every single topic has a magazine of its own, except the one thing that all women do, menstruate. Although the theme is entirely menstruation, there are a wide range of topics covered, from culture to art, to shopping.
Here’s why we recommend Period!
- The best resource we could find anywhere on the Internet to cover menstruation from a huge range of angles.
- Smart, interesting, and informative articles.
- Paula is working to break the taboo against talking about this important, but not frequently mentioned topic. We love it! Keep up the good work.
- You can get answers to any and all questions that you might possibly have about menstruation.
For all the menstruation awesome, check out: Period!
#4: Nicole Jardim (The Period Girl)
Next up on our list of the best women’s health bloggers to follow in 2018 is Nicole Jardim. Her goal is to empower women to take back control of their hormonal health and she aims to do this in a fun, interesting way.
Here’s why we follow her:
- Her advice on restoring hormonal imbalances is top-notch and she’s our go-to resource in this area.
- Her personalized meal plans look amazing and we hope to be able to try them out this upcoming year.
- She focuses on natural solution for a whole lot of things that doctors would just prescribe medication for. As people who are trying to go natural, we certainly appreciate this approach.
Find out more here: Nicole Jardim.
#5: The Broadcast by Lola
We love The Broadcast by Lola for a whole lot of reasons, but mainly because it covers a wide range of topics related to menstruation in a smart, interesting way. For example, there are articles about period sex, how sugar effects your period, and what you need to know about perimenopause.
Why we love it:
- Frequently updated, so check back weekly for your hit of informative awesome.
- Lola is a company which sells organic feminine hygiene products. We LOVE organics here at Reusable Menstrual Cups, and so should you.
- Well researched articles that never leave you wondering where they got their information from.
Check it out for yourself: The Broadcast by Lola.
#6: Period. The Menstrual Movement
Period is a youth-run non-profit that aims to provide, and celebrate menstrual hygiene. They do this through advocacy, education, and service. In short, they’re all kinds of awesome and deserve a spot in your news feed.
Here are a few of the reasons we follow them:
- They celebrate periods. Yes, periods are a reason for celebration and not just a source of dread and hate. We appreciate this perspective, a lot.
- Period believes that menstrual care is a basic right. We think so too!
- We love their “Period Stories” series. Real people, real stories about menstruation.
For some more period in your life, check out Period. The Menstrual Movement.
Menstruation is still a taboo subject in India, and many people are still without access to proper feminine hygiene products. Eco Femme, out of rural India hopes to promote and revitalise menstrual practices that are healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-positive. They produce and sell reusable cloth pads, as well as offer education to young people about this important topic.
Here’s why they’re one of the best women’s health blogs of 2018:
- We LOVE a company that produces top-quality products, but also strives for societal change.
- Their blog covers a wide range of topics, including education, environment, health, and information on how to make the switch to reusable feminine hygiene products.
- They offer some basic, extremely practical information for people who’ve just begun menstruating.
Check them out here: EcoFemme.
#8: SheKnows: Health
Next up on our list of the best women’s health bloggers of 2018 is SheKnows: Health. Their daily posts cover a massive range of topics related to women’s health, from yoga, to hearing aids, to how to beat depression, and what you need to know about breast liposuction.
Here’s why we follow SheKnows: Health:
- Daily updates. Check back often for your dose of solid information
- The content will inspire you to take action—lots of practical tips.
- A mission of women inspiring women. We LOVE this and strive for this in our lives as well.
- Entertaining, relevant blog posts that will resonate with you.
Follow them here: SheKnows: Health.
#9: Menstrual Matters (Sally King)
Menstrual-Matters is non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness about the role of the menstrual cycle, or hormonal medications, in a variety of chronic ill-health symptoms. If you have any sort of illness that might possibly be hormonal related, this is the resource for you.
Here’s why it’s a must follow blog in women’s health for 2018:
- Very few websites focus on the link between hormones and illness. We appreciate this perspective and think there’s a lot of wisdom in it.
- There’s a medical advisor on board, so some solid information and advice.
- We love their amazing symptom checker. For real. Even though you have to register to try it, it’s well worth checking out.
You can check it out for yourself here: Menstrual Matters.
#10: International Women’s Health Coalition
This is the ultimate place to learn about women’s rights around the globe and also learn how to take action. They are a “bold and independent voice for the rights of women and girls.” We find them inspiring and all around amazing.
Here’s even more reasons to check them out:
- A fresh take on women’s health, from a political perspective.
- They speak out against Donald Trump’s war on women.
- Even just a few minutes spent checking out International Women’s Health Coalition will inspire you to take action!
You can find out more details about what they do here: International Women’s Health Coalition.
#11: Speaking of Women’s Health
Speaking of Women’s Health is run by the Cleveland Clinic and they offer a ton of resources related to women’s health. You can learn about the latest conferences, drug trials involving women’s health issues, treatment guides, and a comprehensive overview of medical treatments from birth control to cancer.
Here’s why it’s a must-read:
- Women’s health from a doctor’s perspective. The people that write for this site really know their stuff.
- There mission is to educate women to make informed decisions about health, well-being and personal safety for themselves and their families. We love it!
- Check out their “Ask the Nurse” section. Get your women’s health questions answered, by someone who actually is in the know.
- Regularly updated, so keep checking back for more great information.
Check it out here: Speaking of Women’s Health.
#12: Amanda Laird
Amanda Laird is a holistic nutritionist, and wellness advocate who also loves to talk about periods. She’s the host of The Heavy Flow Podcast, a show about the health and wellness topics we’re not supposed to talk about such as menstruation, reproductive health, and pregnancy.
Here’s why she’s on our list of the best women’s health blogs of 2018:
- A huge range of taboo topics covered.
- Updated regularly with all kinds of informative stuff.
- Body literacy, lifestyle, nutrition, and recipes. So much good stuff here, so please spend lots of time cruising around, okay?
All the goodness here: Amanda Laird.
#13: Healthy Women
Healthy Women’s goal is to provide women the means to take charge of their own health. You can find things like tips and information on everything from pregnancy to sex to aging, and relationships. There is also a wealth of information about how to find clinics and women’s health resources, both offline, and online.
Here are a few more reasons to head over to their website:
- A strong focus on education for women’s most private questions.
- Tools for a wide range of things including ovulation, due date, and BMI calculators, as well as help with quitting smoking, among other things.
- An “Ask the Expert” section.
- Much of the information on the site is written by medical professionals.
Sounds like the website for you? Find Healthy Women here.
#14: Period Love (Jamie Watkins)
Period Love thinks about menstruating from a different perspective. Instead of focusing on it as an unpleasant, disgusting inconvenience, Jamie instead thinks about it as a blessing and source of energetic feminine power.
Here’s why you should check her out:
- The world needs a whole lot more positivity with regards to menstruation.
- Jamie’s goal is to cultivate womb health, alleviate menstrual pain, as well as lots of other awesome things.
- Practical, easy to follow tips to help you have the best menstruation experience possible.
- It’s quite a new website, and we’re excited to see what the future brings for her.
Check out what’s going on here: Period Love.
#15: Our Bodies, Our Blog
Next up on our list of the best women’s health blogs for 2018 is Our Bodies, Our Blog. They are strong advocates of women’s health in the face of institutional and societal constraints. Their goal is to empower women to all kinds of good stuff.
Here are a few more reasons to head over to the site:
- They’re a non-profit organization that promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality.
- We love the take on women’s health issues, from a political perspective.
- They cover a huge range of topics, often from a global perspective. It’s like your one stop shop for all thing women’s health around the world.
- Regularly updated, at least a few times a month.
Get your women’s health news here: Our Bodies, Our Blog.
#16: Thank your Body (Robin Konie)
Thank your Body is one of our favourite women’s health blogs because Robin looks at all things health, from a holistic perspective. She offers a simple plan for making healthy habits. Her advice is refreshing, and surprisingly easy for just about anyone to follow.
Here’s why it’s on our new feed:
- She offers a simple, 3-step plan involving eating better, moving more, and avoiding toxins.
- Practical advice on a whole range of topics.
- Delicious recipes that our whole family enjoys.
- Articles like, “14 Simple Ways to Boost your Health in 5 Minutes.” Anyone can do it.
Get yourself some healthy goodness here: Thank your Body.
#17: Holistic Squid (Emily Bartlett)
If you’re looking for some amazing meal plans to suit a huge range of dietary restrictions, look no further than the Holistic Squid. More than just food, she also covers a wide range of topics from beauty to health to making babies and raising small humans.
A few reasons we love this blog:
- Delicious recipes
- Delicious recipes. We repeated that on purpose.
- Her goal is healthy living, demystified. We find her tips and advice practical, easy to follow and stuff that just about anybody can do.
- She’s a big believer in healing from the inside out. Love it!
Find Emily here: Holistic Squid.
Have your Say!
Your turn. Did we miss any of your favourite women’s health bloggers? Please leave a comment below and let us know.