Endometriosis diet

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:

  • gluten
  • dairy (except for goatmilk and goatcheese)
  • soy
  • sugar
  • 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.

Diet advise

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