One of the main questions I get asked is "What is the endometriosis diet?"
On my Nutrition section, I begin with The Basics, which is a great way to get started with the understanding the endometriosis diet.
Yet recently, I've been wanting to revisit this information to make it easier and more accessible, so I thought a perfect way to do this was through my column in Endometriosis News.
So if you're looking to understand what kind of foods you can and can't eat on the endometriosis diet, and why it might work for you, have a read of the below...
When I was first diagnosed with endometriosis, there was an air of casualness about the whole thing. I was told it probably wouldn’t come back and, naturally, I thought the same.
While waiting for my second laparoscopy, I started to grasp the impact of endometriosis on my body and began experimenting with diet. The endometriosis diet is essentially anti-inflammatory, given that endometriosis is an inflammatory disease and chronic inflammation causes heightened pain levels. The endometriosis diet, therefore, requires eliminating or reducing foods that are known to increase inflammation, including:
You can read the rest of this article over on my column, Living with Endo.