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Coping with PMS in Four Steps

coping with PMS in four steps

Coping with PMS in four steps using a lifestyle and diet approach. A balanced diet, low glycaemic index diets, useful supplements and controlling stress and chronic conditions by encouraging weight-loss and physical activity. 





Coping with PMS in Four Steps by Gaynor Bussell

Amazon Kindle e-book, £2.56

ISBN: 978-1-909795-00-6


Gaynor Bussell has been a dietitian for over 30 years and has specialised in women’s health for most of that time. In her Amazon Kindle e-book, she offers advice in the form of four simple steps that will help women cope with the monthly cycle of PMS. The information will appeal to PMS sufferers or anyone with an interest in the subject (including healthcare professionals who deal with patients with the condition). The e-book includes the latest research-based evidence on how diet and lifestyle can impact on both mild and severe PMS symptoms. There is advice on eating a balanced diet, choosing low glycaemic index foods, using supplements and controlling stress and chronic conditions with weight loss and physical activity.



Taken from menopause Exchange newsletter Issue 57, Summer 2013



Managing PCOS for Dummies by Gaynor Bussell

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Published by John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN-10: 0470057947-ISBN-13: 978-0470057940

This book is aimed at helping women with PCOS deal with the symptoms of PCOS through following a suitable low GI diet and taking on board some physical activity. There are four chapters of healthy but easy to make recipes, general advice on medication and alternatives for PCOS and what treatments should be avoided! Included is also a chapter on how to maximise the chances of getting pregnant when you have PCOS and having a healthy pregnancy and baby. It is currently the third best selling book on PCOS in the UK
It can be ordered from Amazon by clicking here

Other published work:

March 2009: ‘Expert’ contributor to book titled, The Menopause: Ask the Experts, by Norma Goldman (2009) Publisher: Hammersmith Press Ltd


Oct 2008: Abstract published on talk given on ‘How GDA labelling can help diabetics improve their diet’.  Article and poster presented for the same conference on ‘The Scientific underpinning in the Development of Guideline Daily Amounts,  Nutrition Congress, Pretoria, South Africa


April 2007: Article titled, “The case for Guideline Daily Amounts” in Functional Nutrition, 7 (2)


March 2007: Book titled, “Managing PCOS for Dummies”. Published by John Wiley  (sole author).  Currently this is the third best selling book on PCOS in the UK


Feb 2007: Article titled, “PCOS: Is there a sensible and straightforward solution for this condition”. In Complete Nutrition 17 (1); pp16-18


Feb 2007: Chapter titled, “Improving the Labelling of the Salt Content of Foods” in “Reducing Salt and other Sodium Sources in Food Products: practical strategies” (with co-author M. Hunt).  Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Cambridge


2005: Paper titled: Nutritional profiling vs guideline daily amounts as a means of helping consumers make appropriate food choices. Nutrition and Food Science, 35 (5)


2004: Article titled, ‘Blood Pressure and the Effects of a UK Diet’ in Complete Nutrition (Vol 4(6) pp16-18)


Autumn 2004: Paper titled: ‘Obesity and the Role of Government in Diet’: (an Address to the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee of the House of Commons) and published in Science in Parliament, 61(4) pp.16-17


2003: Membership Survey on Menopause Information Sources and Needs (The Menopause Exchange)


2003: Salt and Children Survey for Salt Awareness Day 2003 (Consensus Action on Salt and Health)


2002: Paper titled: ‘Children’s diets: should they be taken with a pinch of salt?’ in Nutrition and Food Science (Vol 32, pp231-236) This paper received the award for ‘Outstanding Paper’ for 2002


2002: Paper titled, ‘Salt: Why the pressure is on’ (Issue 47, pp.12-13) in Health Matters Journal


2000: Readers Digest: Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements- contributing author


2000: Original research paper titled: ‘The dietary beliefs and attitudes of women who have had a low-birth-weight baby: a retrospective preconception study’ in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Vol 13, pp. 29-39)


2000 Booklet on Diet and Premenstrual syndrome sold on behalf of the PMS charity, NAPS plus distributed to chemists.


1999: Peer review poster produced as a result of an audit performed on the dietary advice given to patients at an osteoporosis clinic.  This was presented at two conferences including the USA


1999: Co-author in an update of ‘Peanut Allergy: Information for Dietitians’.


1999: Principal reviewer in Position Paper of The British Dietetic Association on Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics


1998: Forward written for ‘The PMS diet book’ by Karen Evenett.


1998: Paper entitled ‘A Revue of Diet and Pre-menstrual Syndrome’ in Journal of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine (Vol. 8, pp. 65-75)


1995: Chapter titled, ‘Preventing low birth weight’ in ‘Releasing resources for Health Gain’.
Radcliffe Medical Press.  I received a top nutrition award from the BDA for this work

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