Millions of women the world over suffer from endometriosis. Women afflicted with this condition suffer from mild to chronic pelvic pain that often times leave them crawling on all fours when symptoms start to manifest. What exactly can you do to prevent endometriosis? Hormone therapy and surgery are just about the most common ways of treating endometriosis. However, it also has its annoying side effects in the long run. Hence, many have sought alternative ways to treat endometriosis other than drugs or surgery. Alternative diets for endometriosis paired with natural medicinal treatments have been found quite effective by many women. Prevention is always a good place to start but if you're reading this and already have been diagnosed with endometriosis, there is no harm in maintaining a good diet to keep your condition controlled. Studies have shown that getting more fish oil rich in omega 3 had 22% lower chances of developing endometriosis. Fatty fish and fish oil supplements, as well as flaxseed oil, pumpkin seeds, walnuts or any other kind of food rich in alpha-linolenic-acid can reduce the production of some types of bad prostaglandins and in turn help lessen the pain and discomfort that comes with this condition. Although some alternative diets for endometriosis can be a little bit pricey and somewhat challenging for some, it can be a great way to begin a road to an all natural option for recovery. Sure enough, you're going to feel like some bird that's left with nothing much to eat, but you can find common food substitutes. The top culprit in aggravating the pesky symptoms of endometriosis are found in foods high in gluten, dairy, refined sugar, soy, caffeine and red meat. Gluten found in wheat, rye and barley is best to be avoided because it has been shown as an irritant to endometrial growths. Dairy products stimulate the production of prostaglandins in the body and this in turn can trigger inflammation and pain. Red meat, caffeinated products and food high in refined sugar are known to produce estrogen that causes hormonal imbalances. Soy products should also be avoided since the way these products are processed leave them full of toxins and make them unhealthy food choices. That doesn't seem so bad now, doesn't it? You still have enough room to be flexible with your diet. There are now quite a good number of gluten-free products available in the market. Fortunately, the FDA has come up with regulations stating that products containing allergens such as gluten, dairy and soy should be stated on the packages of food. If you are a fan of organic food, then you're in good hands. Organically grown produce do not contain as much toxins, making them a healthy choice for people with endometriosis because they also don't have as much hormone causing toxins like those found in non-organic food. You can also find good substitutes for sugar and other dairy products like cheese, butter and milk that are dairy-free. Don't get too discouraged if you think they will just taste like liquefied cardboard. Manufacturers have made it a point to make them just as yummy tastingâ¦or at least yummily bearable enough for you. There have been quite a lot of positive feed back from people who have tried this kind of diet. A bit of life changing techniques are needed to achieve results but it doesn't hurt to seek some other ways of alternative medicinal treatment such as the use of herbs, acupuncture and other holistic forms of treatment. These may not be covered by your health insurance but you have not much to lose with trying. These alternative ways not only treat specific health conditions and illnesses, but it aims to treat the general well being of the person and the whole body as well as its main goal of pinpointing the root of endometriosis and curing it altogether.
A Healthier Diet for Women with Endometriosis
By katylied May 25, 2010 Edited Feb 21, 2016 0 0