23 Sep 2015
Don’t take tylenol or another tylenol containing product before reading this article
Don’t take tylenol or another tylenol containing product before reading this article. It might save your liver! I know the feeling: the pain has suddenly come on intensely, a sharp, jabbing, thrusting pain and you feel a pit in your stomach. Perhaps, the endo is back. Perhaps, the pain has increased. If this isn’t the first time you have experienced this symptoms, you probably have...
30 Jun 2015
The pantry is bare, what do I eat now?
eat My pantry is bare, now what do I eat? Since I frequently receive this question, I decided to put together a blog post to help you, after all, one has to eat. If you still have not cleared out ALL the inflammatory foods in your house, stop reading this post. This is not for you yet. Go clean out your pantry, fridge, freezer, car,...
24 May 2015
NAC How to avoid surgery using a simple, inexpensive supplement! NAC (N-acetyl cysteine) is a supplement that is well known for its ability to prevent cancer cells of a certain cell type (specifically epithelial cells) from growing, helping the liver make glutathione (your body’s main detoxifier), and helps detoxify heavy metals. It turns out that NAC causes these epithelial cells to undergo a change which not...
17 May 2015
Is All Dairy Bad?
Is all dairy bad, or are only certain forms of dairy? **Disclaimer: If you are actively trying to end your endometriosis, do not eat dairy. Dairy is inflammatory and can worsen endometriosis symptoms. This article is for people who are pain free and thinking of re-introducing dairy or for people who would like further education about different types of dairy.*** Lactose intolerance. You are probably familiar...
10 May 2015
Managing Your Stress, part 2
Stress (This article is continued from ) So how can you calm your body down? Take an assessment of your stress level. If you would like more in-depth information, I have a whole chapter and week dedicated to this in my GIFT package and coaching seminar. Here are some things you can start today: Explore relaxation or mediation apps. I have been experimenting with the Headspace...
06 May 2015
Stop Shoulding On Yourself!
I am very excited to introduce a guest blog post by Chrissa Trudelle. Chrissa is currently a physical therapy assistant student who has struggled with her cycles off and on for over a decade. Chrissa loves running, asking thought provoking questions and analyzing the world around her. Her blog posts deal with the emotional side of our lives: how do we make the decisions we...
28 Apr 2015
Managing Your Stress, part 1
“Stress, in addition to being itself, was also the cause of itself, and the result of itself.” Hans Selye Remember what I said in about perceived stress? But what if we create these “dangerous situations” in our minds? What if our constant worrying or “stressing” about situations actually undermines our health? I want you to think about how these situations play a role in your...
22 Apr 2015
Manage Your Stress Or It Will Manage You
Stress This past week my cousin and I were talking about the role stress plays in our lives. As we discussed our schedules and what we were hoping to accomplish that week, the theme that kept coming up in our discussion was the role of background stress. For me, it is the feeling you get when you start thinking of all the things you have to do...
16 Apr 2015
Endometriosis: How Do I Get Endometriosis?
Endometriosis: There are many theories about how one ends up with endometriosis. Hormones made by your ovaries: estrogen, progesterone, LH and FSH can control the growth of the lesions and where they end up in your body. Usually, it is an imbalance between the hormones that causes the lesions to grow. For example, high estradiol levels (a type of estrogen) and low progesterone levels, causing...
08 Apr 2015
How Do I Know I Have Endometriosis?
endometriosis The short answer is: you don’t know, unless you have a laparoscopy or other surgical procedure to either visually confirm the presence of endometriosis or to test the tissue with the lesion. That is how my diagnosis was performed. If you do have surgery and your doctor finds endometriosis, the medical community will classify it based on a system developed by the American Society...
01 Apr 2015
How To Treat Endometriosis Conventionally
The normal standard of care (a fancy medical phrase for what is considered the normal practice) uses the following methods to treat your endometriosis: ~ Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (often referred to as NSAIDs): including Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Anaprox and Naproxyn. Challenges: you cannot take them for a long time as they can destroy your GI tract. NSAIDS end up causing holes in your GI tract...
28 Mar 2015
What Is Inflammation Anyway?
Think of inflammation as a fire. When you are first inflamed, you have a little fire burning in the fireplace. It is manageable, but still present and giving off heat. You need to keep an eye on it and put it out before the fire grows too big. Your body does the exact same thing. When you cause inflammation in your body through stress, hormones or...