I have been 'in the trenches' with this disease, so I understand the impact this disease has on every aspect of life - but I have come out the other side. I used to sufferer from endometriosis and I had a very severe case as diagnosed by a laparoscopy, but I have been free of endometriosis for many years.
I am here to offer some hope and encouragements to others that they too can start to regain their health. . My name is Carolyn Levett and I am the founder of Endo-Resolved, an author, a Nutritional Therapist and a passionate endometriosis advocate.
When I suffered with endometriosis I was offered drug treatment to try and calm the disease, but after reading of the side effects from this drug I decided to follow my own path to healing. In time I was able to heal from this dreadful disease by using natural therapies, diet, homeopathy and lots of self care.
After recovering from endometriosis - proven via a second laparoscopy that showed I had no active endometriosis - I went back to living my life and had a lot of catching up to do. However, a few years later while trawling the internet I started to read many harrowing stories of women and girls who were suffering really bad with endometriosis and were not getting any significant or permanent improvements with surgery or drug treatment.
It was these stories that led me to get my own story out to other women and to provide this support and advice resource at the website, that not only provides mainstream treatment advice, but also gives lots of advice about natural treatments, complementary therapies, nutrition and many self help measures that can be used to help manage this disease and reduce symptoms.
As a Nutritional Therapy Counsellor, I am certified through the Nutritional Therapy Association.
With a keen interest in natural therapies and nutrition to support healing I invested in my own health education and undertook the Diploma course in Nutritional Therapy from the Nutritional Therapy Association. As diet is the bed-rock to good health, this training provided me with a deeper understanding of the complexities how nutrition can support the body and assist with healing.
I also undertook training in a Foundation Diploma in Naturopathy because I wanted to broaden my knowledge in natural therapies. This has given me a better grounding of the different natural therapies and how they can support the body, and how to integrate different treatments for the best outcome when dealing with ill-health such as endometriosis. This course was a basic introduction to Naturopathy so I am not a qualified naturopath. Doing this course added to the knowledge I had already learned about natural therapies.
Another natural therapy I have studied is Practical Aromatherapy and how to apply essential oils for healing and natural first aid remedies. I did this course partly out of personal interest as I love using essential oils for all the health benefits they can provide. This has given me an insight to be able to advise on the use of essential oils to help with some of the aspects of endometriosis.
The knowledge and skills I have learnt about natural therapies and nutrition has helped me provide informed advice as well as being able to support those who suffer from ill-health such as endometriosis.
My understanding of endometriosis is obviously based on my own experience of dealing with this disease, and experiencing all the ramifications of how it totally affects your life. Endometriosis really is an all-encompassing disease and affects every aspect of a woman's life, which is something I fully understand. Which is why I feel personally qualified to be able to offer guidance and support to those seeking advice and reassurance when dealing with this dis-ease.
What else have I done ......... my past working career has included working with communities helping encourage community economic development in deprived inner city areas and later in isolated rural areas.
After that I worked in the voluntary sector providing support and development for special needs groups, the elderly and specific health support groups. This work involved providing training for volunteers and voluntary management groups to ensure smooth running of community groups and projects. Additionally I was involved in advocacy work and encouraging a healthy and cohesive voluntary sector.
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I trust and hope that you will gain the confidence in your own ability to start healing (at least reduce your symptoms) from endometriosis after reading the pages here.
You can read my own story of healing HERE