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Endometriosis General Discussion

By EmpowHER February 9, 2008 - 4:48pm
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Endometriosis is when the kind of tissue that normally lines the uterus grows somewhere else. Share your stories with other women.

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As far as I know it's not an ebook, but on amazon.com you can buy books in used condition but they look new.Good luck!

October 2, 2009 - 4:58pm
EmpowHER Guest

i'll look for the book... from 57kgs... now im 52 kgs... and still losing weight... i hope everything goes well for both of us... your insights are very helpful... the book is sold in amazon, right? is that an ebook? thank you so much...

October 1, 2009 - 11:25pm
EmpowHER Guest

The fertility book is called "The fertility Diet" the other one is called "the Taoism of Fertility."
Both are really informative and gave me a lot of hope.

As for excercise they recomend 60 min 4 times a weeks, non jostling excercise. Yoga and Pilates are great because they also center on balance for the mind and body ( we all know how important not being stressed out is to this situation!) They do recommend walking faster or uping your workout a little bit during your actual menstruation in order to help everything clean out and flush out, to have a clean slate for the next month. Swimming is really good.

i personally have some weight to lose and need to get into better eating habits so that I can be healthy inside and out. I have found success with circuit training, just not on the intensest workout and only with 5 pound weights.

October 1, 2009 - 7:35pm
EmpowHER Guest

Let me take some basic information right out of the book as in I am not personally qualified to give diet advice. I also have read the book " The Taoism of Fertility" By Dr. Daoshing Ni. He has been given some pretty prestigous awards by the american infertility association in his movement towards infertility. He specifies in treating the whole woman and all her symptoms from acne, to hormonal flushes, to simple things like coughing, and stomach problems. That they are all associated with possible infertility problems. He gives a lot of holistic aproaches including simple herbs and vitamens you can take. He also has a website and offers retreats. He has been very sucessful in his approaches. Both books actually go very inline with each other. Let me give you the basic list.
1.Avoid Trans fats
2. Use olive or canola oil.
3. Eat more vegtable protein ( beans / nuts)
4. Choose whole grains and other sources or carbs that have slower effects on the body
5. Drink a glass of whole milk a day. Trade in no fat dairy temporarily for the full fat version
6. Take a mutivitamen taht contains folic acid and other B vitamens
7. Get plenty of iron from fruits, vegetables, beans, and supplements but not from red meat
8. Beverages matter, water is great, coffee tea and alcohol are OK in moderation, leave sugared sodas alone
9. Aim for a healthy weight, losing between 5-10 percent can jump start ovulation
10. If you arent physically active start a daily excercise plan but don't overdo it ( in the Taosim book he specifies to not do any heavy cardio, especially hard hitting running, you want that energy that is going into building muscle to remain in help keeping your uterus etc healthy)

Again there is so much more detail in the book, it specifies WHY you need to do these things, how much, and how often. I wouldnt wing it. I will say though by making these very small changes. I have noticed a big difference in pain. And the only pregnancy ( I miscarrried) I experienced was when I started out following this. Since then i had a " I just cant care and give up relapse" but I'm back on that track again. Another good health book is Winning is Losing by Jillian Michaels, who explains the science and yes the hormonal balance and how to set goals and keep them.

A reminder would be also that libraries have these books available for free!

Good luck I know how sad and frusterating it can be, and how detrimental it can be to confidence and happiness. Ive learned a lot on my journey and am very happy now even though there is now resolve. I hope you all find that too!

I will be here to answer any more questions if you need it!

September 30, 2009 - 7:58pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

aside from healthy diet and lifestyle... hmm, i undergo some exercise routine each day... what exercise do you recommend?

October 1, 2009 - 5:53pm
(reply to Anonymous)

Anon, you are very thoughtful to do this. Thank you for the information!

October 1, 2009 - 9:28am
EmpowHER Guest

I'm not personally selling the book but I found it on amazon.com. I dont drink caffeine but I do remember it talking about how it affected fertility in a negative way. They key really is better health is simply better fertility. I'm not saying surgeries and RX's don't have their place, but I am saying that it is my responsibility to be as healthy as possible before I start treatments so they can have a better outcome. Some of the guidleines in the book are pretty simple, stick to proteins with (certain) fish and Beans and legumes, consume whole milk ( in small amounts) buy meats and vegetables and fruits that are hormone free and organic when possible, stay away from anything processed or enriched. The thing is, we hear this everywhere..but this book shows through their 25 year study what these foods can do to a woman's body, especially one who is already have hormonal problems. I was shocked to learn how my sugar and proccessed/enriched food intake affected my insulin which in turn is THE conductor to your hormones. Eye opener for me. The book was reasonable on amazon, i think I bought it used. if you need me to look up something in the book specifically i will, i'm just not near the book at the moment. Good luck!

September 30, 2009 - 4:40pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

im 26 years old and a newly wed when i was diagnosed with endo. bilateral endometrioma, 4cm by 2cm. now im under hormonal therapy. i would like to ask about the diet that you are talking about. can you give me some advice on what to eat and what not to eat. i cut intake of red meat, no sugar or in very less amount, no dairy,no caffeine. leafy vegetables as much as possible... and fish... what are the other sources of protein? i have bought a book about holistic way to get pregnant and now following some diet and lifestyle restrictions... hmm, but there is less food to eat... i strongly believe in you... all starts with a healthy diet...
hope you;d reply to this message...

September 30, 2009 - 6:40pm
EmpowHER Guest

Wow that was incredibly rude.
I just finished the Book "The Fertility Diet" which is a book specifically based on a 25 year study on nurses and their fertility heatlh and how it was affected my what they ate. It was prett facinating for me. it informed me about how the women's body works in general and how differenct foods affect women't bodies. It was really eye opening to me as it took me through their original hypothesis and then where their results actulaly took them in the end.

I personally have stage 4 endometriosis and several other painful conditions realating to it. By following those dietary guidelines I have noticed HUGE improvements in my overall health. It shocked and amazed me. I know it will be a long road to continually feeling better, but I would much rather continue in bettering my diet and overall health than continually popping pills.

The book is great! Read it!

June 17, 2009 - 7:44am
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

are you selling the book? can you give some advise? i have endo and i believe you that it has to do with the diet... what foods should i avoid... will it keep the endometriomas away?
am so addicted to coffee since childhood... do you think removing it would make difference?

September 30, 2009 - 4:16am
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