Diet 101 for Endometriosis Management
It’s World Vegan Month and everyone’s very focused on nutrition at the moment, but did you know your diet can affect particular issues like PCOS, Fibroids and Endometriosis? EmpressBody has developed a holistic means of treating Endometriosis but research shows that diet can be a very good means of managing the condition too. EmpressBody has put together a rundown of the best diet tips to help you stay on top of Endometriosis!
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What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that’s typically found on the inside of your uterus grows on the outside of it. The tissue that lines the uterus is called the endometrium. This is where the condition’s name comes from. In the United States, the condition affects 1 in 10 women during their reproductive years, estimates the Endometriosis Foundation of America. The symptoms of this condition tend to be worse around menstruation periods. Signs and symptoms include:
· Pelvic pain
· Increased pain during periods and intercourse
· Pain with bowel movements and urination
· Heavy periods, or bleeding between periods
· Low back pain
· Intense cramping
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Foods that may negatively affect endometriosis
Certain lifestyle choices can influence the progression of endometriosis and increase your risk of developing it. These choices can also have an effect on how painful or well-managed the disorder is.
- A diet high in trans fat. Research has found higher rates of endometriosis diagnoses among women who consume more trans fat. Trans fat is found predominately in fried, processed, and fast foods. Learn more about why trans fats are so unhealthy.
- Red meat consumption. Some research has shown an increased risk of endometriosis development with a high intake of red meat.
- Gluten. One study involving 207 women with endometriosis showed 75 percent of them had a decrease in pain after eliminating gluten from the diet. Check out this detailed beginner’s guide to a gluten-free diet if you’re interested in eliminating gluten.
- Foods that can influence hormone regulation, particularly estrogen balance, can negatively affect those with endometriosis. In addition, avoid or limit foods that may promote inflammation in the body and lead to further pain or progression of the disorder. These foods include:
Foods that may positively affect endometriosis
To fight inflammation and pain caused by endometriosis, it’s best to consume a nutrient-dense, well-balanced diet that’s primarily plant-based and full of vitamins and minerals. Add these to your diet:
- Fibrous foods, such as fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains
- Iron-rich foods, such as dark leafy greens, broccoli, beans, fortified grains, nuts, and seeds
- Foods rich in essential fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines, herring, trout, walnuts, chia, and flax seeds
- Antioxidant-rich foods found in colourful fruits and vegetables, such as oranges, berries, dark chocolate, spinach, and beets
Make sure you pay attention to how your body acts when you eat certain foods. Keeping a journal of the foods you eat and any symptoms or triggers you have may be helpful.
EmpressBody recommends for Endometriosis:
The EmpressBody Detox Pearls
The Detox Pearls can help ease the symptoms of endometriosis as they EmpressBody pearls work by the specially selected herbs creating a pulling effect that draws toxins, bad bacteria, dead cells, old bloodclots, mucus and more from your yoni, while at the same time tightening your yoni and deterring vaginal dryness and other ailments. In particular, the pearls help to regulate the menstrual cycle correctly as endometriosis causes retrograde menstruation, where the blood does not flow out of the body as it should, this is one of the main theories as to why women have endometriosis. The pearls also help to flush out the endometrial tissue that is deposited in locations they shouldn't be e.g the outside of the womb and uterus.
Because every woman is so beautifully unique we do tell everyone that their relief may differ from other women, but we generally advise women with endometriosis to complete a full detox of 24 pearls back to back. This means inserting 6 pearls over a course of 24 days, leaving each detox pearl in for 3 days and not just 2 days to help with the endometriosis.
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