When it comes to “treating” endometriosis, the traditional medical system generally uses one of two avenues to “correct” the hormone imbalances present in endo in hopes of reducing pain and other symptoms. The first is hormonal birth control, in the form of the pill, the patch, the shot or an IUD. The second is
Endometriosis is a disease affecting upwards of 176 million women in the USA alone, or about 1 in 10. One of the biggest hallmark signs of endometriosis is extreme pelvic pain. The pain isn’t limited to when women with endo are on their periods either- it can often persist daily and throughout the entire
When I asked the Divas in my community who have endometriosis, one of the top frustrations of having endo (next to the pain and fertility struggles) is the bloating, sometimes called the “endo belly”. No one likes to be bloated and asked if they’re pregnant because of their belly sticking out. I
When I first started trying to eat healthfully, I thought vegan was the best way to go. I used to spend hours upon hours reading vegan food blogs. While I never went totally vegan, there was a period of 5-7 years where I was nearly vegetarian. Chicken was the only animal protein I would touch.