Written by Amy Parin | Monday, 1 March 2021
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.
Because of this, I decided to explain how to best manage and treat endometriosis from a naturopathic perspective and shine a light on this female reproductive problem by giving some deeper insight on what one can practically do to relieve symptoms. With the right awareness and lifestyle modifications, endometriosis can be managed effectively.
Let’s start with the basics. Endometriosis is a painful complication of the female reproductive system whereby the endometrial lining is growing in places other than the uterus where it is usually found. Usually, this lining would be shed during menstruation, however, when it is in other parts of the body it is not able to do so, and therefore can be very painful.
Endometriosis mainly affects women during their reproductive years and ceases at menopause.
Some key characteristics of women who experience endometriosis are chronic pelvic pain, subfertility, dysmenorrhea (heavy periods), premenstrual spotting, and dyspareunia.
There are some main nutritional and dietary recommendations that one can take in order to manage and limit the occurrence of endometriosis.
Sounds a little overwhelming, right? I bet you’re thinking – what can I be eating now instead? What should my meals consist of? Well, let me tell you a few examples
I truly hope that has given you some insight into how to manage endometriosis from the naturopathic perspective. It’s all about holistic practices that you do on a daily basis that will add up to big change and impact each and every day. Dietary changes can be made much easier if you decide to food prep and make it a priority to fuel and nourish yourself well. I always think it’s a great idea to make extra food at dinner and that way you always have a healthy lunch ready to go the next day!
If you know someone who is dealing with endometriosis perhaps share this resource with them. This information is so powerful and can truly make such a difference in women’s lives.
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Amy Jade Parin is a current student at Endeavour College studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy). Amy is passionate about all things women’s health and wellbeing, from mental health, skin issues, gut health, menstrual cycles, hormones as well as managing stress and anxiety.