The endometriosis diet
The diet aims to reduce internal inflammation within the body, improve pain responses and support estrogen excretion from the body. It is not a cure but it could help manage the symptoms of endometriosis.
Based on my own research and consults with a dietician I avoid the follow foods:
- dairy (except for goatmilk and goatcheese)
- red meat
- canned food
Foods that I include into my diet are for instance:
- fresh and mostly organic fruits and vegetables
- gluten free grains like quinoa, buckwheat, corn and brown rice
- nuts (like walnuts and cashew)
- seeds (like pumpkin, sesame, sunflower)
- almond and coconut milk
- fish and shellfish
The diet has helped me reduce my pain and symptoms. It did take about 8 months before I started noticing big changes. I try to stick to the diet as much as possible, but of course there are days when I can’t fully comply and that’s okay with me.
If you want to start with the diet (it’s rather a lifestyle than a diet) but find it hard to exclude all the food mentioned above, you could start by excluding certain foods and gradually exclude more. I hope that the recipes I share with you will inspire you and will contribute to a relieve of your symptoms.
Below you can find several sources with information about why many dieticians and doctors suggest you should avoid certain foods.