Endometriosis diet advice 


The endometriosis diet is about consuming foods that will enrich and nourish you; its about foods that will support your body, balance your system, and provide a bed-rock to support your healing.


There is a lot of advice here so why not bookmark the page!


'The fork is the most powerful tool to change your health and the planet; food is the most powerful medicine to heal chronic illness' - Dr Mark Hyman MD


Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease


Having the knowledge which foods can cause problems by triggering inflammation and making your symptoms worse will help you to avoid this issue.  There are many foods that can cause inflammation and this will put your body under additional stress. 


The way we perceive pain is through the chemical pathways produced by prostaglandins, and eating the wrong foods will increase the bad prostaglandins and this can lead to increased levels of pain.  Also, increased levels of inflammatory prostaglandins correlate to the amount of menstrual pain experienced. 


The bottom line - we need to reduce your bad prostaglandins and reduce your inflammation.


Aim of the endometriosis diet


To help you understand the various issues around diet, inflammation, and possible harmful foods the following articles should help shed some light.

You will also find advice about  various helpful supplements which are of benefit for certain symptoms of endometriosis. There are particular supplements that can really help with the inflammation of endometriosis, while others can help to support your immune system.


'Before I changed my diet, life was one long round of pain meds, continuously going to the doctor with pretty regular trips to ER because of the intense pain. Well that's all in the past now and I can only say again, thank you so much.'   -  Cheryl, Arizon



'I kept meaning to write and say thank you. Cutting wheat, dairy, and sugar out of my diet (about 80% of the time is all I can manage) has made a huge difference to my well-being already.

You might also like to add that as well as the new diet alleviating my stomach cramps and pain, I lost weight, stopped bloating, and my lower back symptoms disappeared (provided I stick to no meat/dairy/wheat/sugar of course)!' - Rochelle, Australia 



Preparing for the Diet



Research & theory to the diet





Chemistry and diet




Caution with certain foods





Grains Gluten & Wheat



Specific food advice



Supplements for endometriosis




Individual supplement benefits




Healing teas and juice




Aminos, probiotics and healthy juice



Diet resources





Endometriosis diet guides


Shopping list for the endometriosis diet

Endo diet shopping list - download PDF

Endometriosis Diet and recipes book

Recipe book for endometriosis - this is where you will find most of the recipes



About the Author

My name is Carolyn Levett, the Founder of endo-resolved - I am an Integrative Health Coach having studied nutrition, naturopathy, aromatherapy as well as being a published author.  I used to suffer from severe endometriosis and was able to regained my health and heal from the disease with the support of nutrition and natural therapies.

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 -  with healing thoughts, Carolyn.



Reference:

https://www.healthline.com/health/endometriosis/endometriosis-diet

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321471.php

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6330594/

https://www.endofound.org/10-foods-endo-women-should-avoid

Influence of diet on endometriosis:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28326519/

Eating more fruit and vegetables reduces risk of endometriosis:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15254009/

Gut microflora and endometriosis link:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26901277/

Fish Oil Supplementation Inhibits Formation of Endometriosis:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23103017/

Trans Fatty Acids and Systemic Inflammation in Women:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15051604/

Foods that fight inflammation:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation

Affects of red meat and inflammation:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15254009/

The role of prostaglandins and endometriosis:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22003899/

Dairy-food, Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D Intake and Endometriosis:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23380045/

Gluten-free Diet: A New Strategy for Management of Painful Endometriosis Related Symptoms:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23334113/




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