Endometriosis: Easing pain through diet
Foods to choose from and avoid when you have endometriosis
Endometriosis is often accompanied by digestive problems and stomach pain.
The diet can have an impact on the intensity of symptoms and improve fertility in women with the disease. So why not change your eating habits to an anti-inflammatory diet.
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The benefits of taking care of the digestive system and changing the diet are important: reduction of estrogen, inflammation and pain. Increased energy levels, improved sleep quality and stabilization of the nervous system.
The anti-inflammatory diet has a definite role in the pain of endometriosis and I can only advise you to start experimenting with this diet and adapt it according to how your body reacts.
A diet will at best reduce inflammation and acidity in the body, decrease pain and minimize estrogen production, promote its excretion outside the body, normalize hormonal balance and support the immune and digestive systems.
Eliminating what hurts us is crucial, but it is equally important to compensate with a high intake of nutrients from foods that do good so that the body can heal, repair itself and function with energy!
The foods to be added
The good proteins
There is no need to be a vegetarian, the important thing is the origin and quality of its proteins:
If you eat meat, it must be of good quality, from animals fed only grass. Bone broth can be an excellent supplement to help rebuild tissue.
The fish should be wild fish from ethical fishing or farmed fish whose food is not fortified with hormones or antibiotics. Big fish and sardines are preferred.
Eggs must be labeled to ensure that they come from chickens that have lived outdoors and eaten quality food.
Good proteins are also found in legumes (lentils, chickpeas for example) and in oil seeds (nut family).
- Cold pressed oils
- Oilseeds (almonds, nuts, hazelnuts)
- Big fish (sardines, mackerel, salmon).
Slow sugars such as grains and cereals :
- Brown rice
Fruits and vegetables, legumes
Eat lots of organic fruits and vegetables in season and from your region, try new recipes to find the pleasure of eating them.
Root vegetables, green leafy vegetables and the cabbage family (pumpkin, carrot, parsnip, spinach, celery, kale, salad, cabbage, broccoli, artichoke, asparagus) will be your best allies in supporting your liver, digestive and nervous system.
Eat vegetables if your digestive system can handle them well. To be more digestible, most should be soaked for 24 hours before cooking.
Don't forget the algae. Just one spoonful a day provides the body with all the micronutrients it needs for a healthy metabolism.
One thing to remember: prioritize quality, eat simple, organic and local foods!
Foods to be eliminated
- Processed and industrial food
- Dairy products
- The bad fats
- The coffee
It is essential to know how food affects the body and diseases, to understand physiological mechanisms and to experiment in order to gradually discover what works and what does not work for us.
Taking this path through food also gives us access to something much more precious, listening to our bodies. Feeling and observing the signs and possible discomforts is a first step towards active listening.
In my opinion, when we are sick, it is because the body is crying out to be heard.
Starting concretely, through changes in diet, produces wonders in terms of symptoms and/or pain and also allows our body to be understood, heard and therefore calmed.
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