Hi, my name is Carolyn Levett, I am an Integrative Health Coach, author and a keen endometriosis advocate.
Some people say one of the most important pages on a website is the ‘About’ page, because readers want (and need) to be able to trust what they are reading and the advice being offered.
To start ...... about me
I have been 'in the trenches' with this disease, so I understand the impact it has on every aspect of life - but I have come out the other side. I used to sufferer from endo and I had a very severe case as diagnosed by a laparoscopy, but I have been free of endometriosis for many years.
My aim here is to offer hope and encouragements to others so that they too can start to reduce their symptoms of endometriosis and begin to regain their health.
I have been providing advice and support to other women through the website for a number of years, and the positive feedback I have received has given encouragement and hope to many women. You can read the feedback from other endometriosis sufferers HERE
"My motivation is to help other women with endometriosis to heal their bodies so they may overcome this awful disease without having to rely on toxic drugs and surgeries which can cause further damage."
My Journey .....
After my diagnostic laparoscopy where it was found I had severe endometriosis, I was offered drug treatment to try and calm the disease, but after reading of the side effects from drug treatment I decided to follow my own path to healing.
My journey towards recovering from endometriosis focused on going the natural route. In time I achieved my goal and I was able to heal from this dreadful disease using natural therapies, nutrition and lots of self-care. It wasn't easy and there were pitfalls along the way and many dark moments. It takes commitment, patience and time to heal ...... But it really is worth the long-term benefits.
After recovering from endometriosis I wanted to support and offer encouragement to other women and help them manage their disease more naturally. I have read many harrowing stories of women and girls who are suffering everyday and not obtaining any significant or permanent improvements with surgery or drug treatment. It is these stories that have led me to get my own story out to help motivate other women,
The aim of this website is to provide an antidote to all the negative stories and provide hope and motivation.
About the advice here ......
As well as providing mainstream endometriosis advice, the emphasis here is about natural treatments, complementary therapies, nutrition and many self-help measures that can be used to help manage this disease and reduce your symptoms.
I am striving here to provide a more positive and hopeful theme and message here at the website. There are far too many negative stories or depressing anecdotal stories relating to this disease. I feel many readers want, and need encouragement and to read more positive stories.
Diploma of Naturopathy - from the Complimentary Therapy Association
Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Therapy - from the Nutritional Therapy Association
Certified Herbalist Level 11
Certificate Level 1 - Aromatherapy
Advanced certificate Massage therapy
Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2
Endometriosis really is an all-encompassing, whole body disease disease and affects every aspect of a woman's life, which is something I fully understand. This is why I feel personally qualified to be able to offer guidance and support to those seeking advice and reassurance when dealing with this disease.
Feedback from other women ...
"Finding your website with advice on a diet for endometriosis has been one of the best things that happened in the last year. The first month I tried the eating guidelines, I had absolutely NO PAIN! That has never happened in my life.
Every time I see my OB/GYN doctor or my infertility specialist I try to convince them how changing my diet has changed my life - unfortunately they look at me like I am crazy. I cannot wait until the day that doctors start to recognise food actually affects your body"
"What a wonderful site! My Endometriosis has really started to rule my life, having a lot of pain, heavy bleeding that has put me in hospital for a blood transfusion once, and only just getting a grudging diagnosis from a hopeless health authority! This site is a great help, especially the diet section - i would never have thought some of those foods were harmful! This is a true lifeline - thanks :) "
"Thank you for providing such an informative and positive website. Two months after my laparoscopy I felt depressed, anxious, and fatigued. This website gave me hope to heal. I am now in yoga and experiencing nice results. In addition, I also changed my diet. With this disease I was desperate to feel good again. I also pay more attention to when I need to rest. My next step is to try the progesterone cream. I want to heal as natural and healthy as possible. God Bless," Barbara in Charlotte, NC
I trust and hope that you will gain the confidence in your own ability to start healing from endometriosis after reading the pages here.
The principle here regarding endometriosis care is based on the concern that conventional modern medicine can do more harm than good. Surgery may be needed in more serious cases to repair the damage that the disease has caused.
However the right nutrition and lifestyle changes are not only less damaging to the body but far more effective. Surgery has been found to be a temporary fix at best which can then lead to even worse symptoms caused by more scar tissue. Drugs with all their many side effects are also very damaging.
Treating the body with kindness through diet, reducing toxins and supporting the immune system will reap better results for long term health.
Give your body a fighting chance to tackle this disease
You can read my own story of recovery HERE