Endometriosis Diet: How To Get Started
I remember how overwhelming it was trying understand what to eat and what to avoid with endometriosis. I wanted to find the best diet for endometriosis, but learnt more and more over the years that whilst there are some foundations that are helpful, such as balancing blood sugar and reducing inflammation, the rest varies from person to person.
But how do you know what’s the best diet for you? Research and trial and error basically. Which can seem daunting and a lot of hard work, especially when you’re already dealing with the symptoms of endometriosis.
So, to make this journey easier for you, I’ve written an informative two part series on Endometriosis News, all about the endometriosis diet and how to get started with my favourite tools and resources. You can use these tips to do the research and then to put together a plan that will help you to work out what triggers your endo and what doesn’t.
Eating for Endometriosis, Part 1: Do the Research
When I started eating for endometriosis, I frankly didn’t have a clue what I was doing. I was starting from scratch, and there was little information to be found on the subject.
I started with blogs, websites, and going down rabbit holes on the internet about inflammation, dioxins, and all things menstruation. While I got what I needed — an understanding of the key triggers of inflammation — I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was overwhelmed by it. When you’re just starting out it’s easy to question who’s a reputable source.
Also, you’re constantly wondering if you’re doing the right thing. Luckily, my body quickly told me that I was on the right track.
It took many years to “perfect” my understanding and approach, and I’m still learning now. My current challenge is trying to navigate blood sugar balancing (for hormone regulation) while eating a plant-based diet. This might sound easy enough, but I recently interviewed Dr. Jessica Drummond for an upcoming podcast episode, and she explained why it’s so difficult to do when a person is vegan. Most available information includes meat, fish, and eggs.
My adventures in researching this subject reminded me of what it was like starting out on this journey and how all-consuming it can be. So, given my current reflections, I wanted to provide you with a bit of a low-down on the options for getting started on your journey of eating for endometriosis, my thoughts on the different approaches, and what they might mean for you.
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