All in The Endometriosis Diet
I’ve managed to experience relief from most of my endometriosis symptoms, but I’m not perfect and I allow myself treats. I don’t want you to beat yourself up if you choose to have a slice of cake at a birthday party. I want you to live your life without guilt hovering over you - here’s how.
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.
I LOVE magnesium. While I’m a big advocate of eating well for endometriosis and have my own personal version of the ‘endometriosis diet’, I also find adding quality supplements so helpful. One of my favourite supplements for endometriosis has to be magnesium. In fact, I find it so helpful for pain management that i also use it as a salt in baths and as a spray on my abdomen to reduce cramping.
Endometriosis fatigue and brain fog can affect our ability to think straight, form sentences, focus and even perform day-to-day tasks. They’re two symptoms which dramatically affect our quality of life but are often ignored by medical professionals. My frustration led me to discover the world of biohacking and bioachking supplements and products. Not only is the entire concept fascinating to me, but it also works (at least, for me it does!).
Medicinal mushrooms can help reduce fatigue, improve cognitive function and even reduce inflammation. Sounds pretty good for healing endometriosis symptoms right? I started doing further research and pinpointed some of the key mushrooms I thought could help me with healing endometriosis naturally. So for Endometrisois News, I wrote a piece all about these incredible mushrooms in case you’d like to try them too!
I've been sharing my blood sugar adventure with nearly everyone I meet lately, but it's just because I'm feeling so damn good on it. Our blood sugar can have a genuine negative effect on our hormones and endometriosis, if not well managed and balanced. For years I mistook blood sugar to be about fruit and chocolate, but it's more about when we eat our food and the types of food we're eating, and quite frankly, until now, I only minimised my sugar intake due to the pain levels it would put me in. So now I've gone on this journey of understanding, I'm diving into blood sugar, hormones and endometriosis over on Endometriosis News.
Whilst inflammation is the body’s natural healing response, chronic inflammation (which is often the case with endometriosis because our body is always trying to fight it) can be damaging to our health and also contribute to chronic pain. I've been aware of using turmeric for endometriosis for a while, and recently, I've been able to trial whether this 'superfood' can actually help with endometriosis pain and inflammation.
Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed as IBS, because for many of us, endometriosis causes bowel symptoms and IBS symptoms. You don't have to have bowel endometriosis to have issues such as bloating, constipation and diarrhea - these are all endometriosis problems that many of us live with. Recently on Endometriosis News I've written about how diet for endometriosis and bowel symptoms can help reduce some of these IBS-like issues. You can read it below or over on Endometriosis News.
I know how hard it is to take a pay cut due to endometriosis, whilst upping your supplements purchases and changing your diet. Many people worry about the cost of the endometriosis diet, but I can tell you, I'm proof that you can follow the endometriosis diet on a budget. Until I have the time to complete the endometriosis diet list that I'm pulling together, I've written two articles on how to follow the diet and make changes to your lifestyle for endometriosis that are affordable and fit into small budgets.
In fact, I've written a endometriosis diet grocery list in the past, and have quoted how much it costs me - and soon I'll be releasing an recipes for the endometriosis diet pdf with a reviewed endometriosis diet grocery list attached.
Heather Crosby discovered plant-based and gluten free eating helped her manage her chronic conditions, including intersitial cycstitis. But has always missed bread (like most of us) and has created the Gluten-Free Baking Academy to satisfy that craving. I've partnered with Gluten-Free Baking Academy to give you guys $50 off!
The Leaf Collection is a newly launched tea brand; started by Emma Fitzgerald, who has a background in health and natural sciences, and has spent time researching and perfecting the positive effects of her tea blends on the body and mind. I have genuinely found these teas really helpful in the past few weeks, mainly around calming my anxiety, helping me to relax or focusing my mind.
A guide to my favourite endoemtriosis diet friendly blogs, to make changing the way you eat a little easier and a lot more fun!
Many of us with endometriosis get bloating and personally for me, nuts don't help with that! For myself and many others, they are really hard to digest, yet they are also very helpful for endometriosis. Here I talk about which nuts are particularly beneficial in the endometriosis diet and why, and how best to prepare them for better nutrient absorption.
Quitting coffee has been and still is, the hardest part of the endometriosis diet for me, yet there are some very compelling reasons to continue my pursuit of giving up the dark stuff. Quitting coffee is a key part of the endometriosis diet and from my experience, I know how much it helps. This post explores the research on the effects of caffeine on endometriosis and how reducing or eliminating it from your diet could help decrease pain and symptoms.