Green tea benefits for endometriosis

There are many health benefits to be gained by consuming Green Tea. There is one health benefit in particular which is  appropriate for women with endometriosis, and that is the ability of Green Tea to protect the body at a molecular level from the toxic effects of Dioxins.


Green tea benefits for endometriosis

The fact that researchers have discovered that Green Tea can protect the body from the damaging effects of dioxins is valuable advice for women with endometriosis, given that many researchers feel that dioxins could be one of the causes of endometriosis.

Green tea is actually the same plant as its more well-known cousin black tea; however, special processing retains a far greater antioxidant profile in green tea leaves, resulting in a far more superior beverage for supporting health. Numerous scientific studies now document the tremendous benefits of drinking green tea. 

A study by researchers at Rochester University suggesting that green tea’s ability to fight cancer is even more potent and varied than scientists had initially known about. The researchers found chemicals in green tea that shut down a key molecule that can play a role in the development of cancer. 

There are numerous chemical contaminants which enter the body and cause their damaging effects through the molecular pathway. This same pathway is shut down by the active ingredients in Green Tea. These chemicals include dioxins, some PCBs, and various other nasty chemicals.

Green tea can has the potential to: 

  • Block angiostatis, the new blood vessels tumors need to grow.
  • Inhibit metastasis, the process by which cancer spreads in the body
  • Reduce the production of DHT, a potent form of testosterone implicated in causing prostate cancer
  • Lower in incidence of lymph node metastasis in post menopausal women
  • Inhibit the onset of breast and colon cancer, as well as melanoma.
  • Enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy in ovarian cancer.
  • Help protect DNA from radiation induced damage
  • Can produce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in lung cancer patients, as well as protecting smokers from the onset of lung cancer.
  • Prevent inflammation and possible subsequent skin cancer when applied to the skin.
  • Can lower serum glucose and consequent insulin, reducing the possibility of tumors and immuno-suppressive hormones.

Additional health benefits

The use of adequate amounts of green tea can:

  • Increases the healthy function of the liver and pancreas
  • Lower LDL cholesterol levels
  • Lowers intestinal fat absorption
  • May act as natural calcium-channel blockers
  • Lower blood pressure because of its powerful vasodilatation properties
  • Protect the brain from oxidative stress
  • Raise the serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain
  • Diminish the incidence of iron induced epileptic seizures
  • Improve kidney function
  • Protect the body from the ravages of oxidized linoleic acid produced by heating margarine, corn and safflower oils.
  • Inhibit HIV virus replication
  • Promote dental health by inhibiting the growth of unwanted oral bacteria.
  • Destroy harmful intestinal bacteria and lowers the pH

Green tea provides powerful antioxidant polyphenols (estimated as 25X the antioxidant activity of vitamin E and 100X that of vitamin C). It promotes growth of friendly intestinal bacteria and decreases toxic bowel metabolites. Finally, another key benefit is the ability to greatly boost the immune system.

Drink Decaffeinated Green Tea

It is well known that caffeine aggravates the symptoms of endometriosis, but fortunately you can purchase decaffeinated Green Tea. An average cup (6 oz) of green tea contains approximately 30 milligrams of caffeine.

This compares to a cup of black tea, which has about 40 milligrams, and a cup of brewed coffee, which has 120 milligrams of caffeine. A cup of naturally decaffeinated green tea contains only 2 milligrams of caffeine per cup, so this will be safe to drink.

The effect of the decaffeination process on the health benefits of green tea depends on the decaffeination process. A natural decaffeination process preserves the antioxidants found in green tea by using only spring water and effervescence (CO2 method) to take the caffeine out.

Some Green Tea brands use the chemical, ethyl acetate, which  can destroy most of the best antioxidants found in green tea. A double negative of more unwanted chemicals plus the health benefits of the tea being removed. Therefore if you want to give Green Tea a try then purchase naturally decaffeinated organic Green Tea, which will not upset or aggravate your symptoms of endometriosis.

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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.


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