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Endometriosis and a more natural route

By February 20, 2012 - 7:59pm
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Is there a diet or anything anyone has tried to help ease the pain of endo? I was on bc for 6 years and I got to the point where I felt like my body just didn't want to take the pill anymore. My spouse and I also decided we would just see what happened but I don't want to go back to the pill.

Any advice?

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Hi Stephanie,
I went on an elimination diet for 3 months (I got the info from a book called "Recipes for the Endometriosis Diet"). I didn't eat wheat, red meat, dairy, sugar or soy. Only after a couple of weeks of being on this diet I had virtually no pain. Its was very restrictive so I started to reintroduce some of the foods I'd been avoiding and in the end figured out it was actually dairy that was causing me the pain. So instead of drinking cows milk (I used to drink alot!) I now consume rice milk and/or almond milk. I love my cheese so I eat a tiny bit every now and then but no where near what I used to eat. I don't eat soy at all, only because of information I've read about it and the effects it has on your body. It's surprising how many products have soy in it, so I'm an avid label reader! :) I've never been a big red meat eater so I still eat the same amount I did before the diet (about once a week). I have a real sweet tooth so I still eat sugar (maybe too much sometimes). I also eat the same amount of wheat and am still pain free.
I this helps you and you can find a solution to your pain, all the best. Jo

February 22, 2012 - 4:22pm
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Hi stephaniedowns,

Welcome to EmpowHER. It is believed that women who eat lots of tuna, salmon and other foods rich in essential omega-3 oils might be less likely to develop endometriosis than those whose diets are loaded with trans fats. Endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue, which normally lines the uterus, grows elsewhere in the pelvis. New research indicates that women who eat the most green vegetables or fresh fruit have a reduction in risk for endometriosis, while those who eat the most beef or ham have an increased risk.

I've included a link on Endometriosis hope this helps






February 21, 2012 - 4:30am
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