I wish I could just be further with my Endometriosis Healing! A valuable lesson for you, when taking this Endometriosis Healing Journey!

I wish I could just be further with my Endometriosis Healing! A valuable lesson for you, when taking this Endometriosis Healing Journey!

The last couple of weeks, I have been researching other blogs and known Food Guru’s out there and to be honest, they often make me feel like I have so far to still travel with my healing. I look at what they eat and how they treat their bodies and I am filled with admiration and hope that there is still so much I haven’t tried or done yet.

It often feels like I am only at the very beginning of my journey with my healing process. The body is truly amazing and it’s healing powers are even more amazing. I am truly inspired to explore more of what it can do!

The thing I wanted you to realise is that this journey of healing, is your alone. Though I naturally want to inspire you to delve deeper and explore further, it is not always the right time for all of us to do that.

I frequently get emails from girls, saying that they wish they could stick to the Endo Diet more or that they wish they could be as disciplined as I am. I am no saint ladies! I divert on occasion too! I just chose to make my healing my priority at this moment in my life. There have been plenty of moments in my past where my Endometriosis was not a priority. Truth is, it was often swept under the carpet and dealt with, with chocolate, coffee and pain-killers. I didn’t want to deal with it nor make any commitments to change things, as quite simply I didn’t want to acknowledge it’s existence. To me, Endometriosis was like some kind of punishment for something I did, perhaps as a teenager. I felt that if I ignored it for long enough, it would eventually go away.

It was only when my body would no longer cope with the chocolate, coffee, contraceptive pill and pain-killer combination, that I had to change something. The realisation then set in, that it was time. It was time to make a commitment for myself and for my health, to make a real change.

I had to come to a place where I learnt to love myself enough to make that change though. Before that, nothing would ever change because to be honest, I didn’t really care how I treated my body or what “pain” signals it was sending me. It was nothing that a good dose of pain-killers couldn’t subdue and though I knew these were bad for me, a large part of me just didn’t want to acknowledge any of it. It is funny because I stopped listening to my body years and years prior to this. I actually hated my body. It felt weak and pathetic and getting Endometriosis was just some kind of “proof” of that. Over the years, I have learned to love myself enough to care about my body and it’s health. It was also only once I could accept that Endometriosis was not a life sentence, that I did have power over it, that I could really take action. Once these two forces really hit home, is when I could really stick to anything and make those changes…..for real.

Your journey is your journey and Endometriosis actually has a wonderful way of teaching us, so many valuable life lessons, though it may seem like a twisted way of doing so!

So, please don’t feel bad for where you are right now in your journey. Accept that a commitment to your health is not easy and making changes that you stick to, is even harder. Acknowledge yourself for what you have achieved and for how far you have come so far. I have had Endometriosis, almost half my life and it is only in the last 2years, that I have really taken massive action to change things and to love myself enough to do that.

Whether you are just starting out and have only just discovered my blog or whether you have been eating the Endometriosis Diet for a few months, you have taken a step …..and to me, that is the step in the right direction- Natural Healing!

Here is the lesson: Acknowledge what you have achieved so far!

So I have an opportunity for you. It is your chance to get some well earned recognition for what you have achieved so far!

Share your story in the comments section below and let everyone know how much you have done! Share where you have come from, what you have done and how you feel and let us all  hear it!

You are wonderful, no matter what steps you have taken! Well done!



Big hugs,

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  1. Melissa, I want to thank you for your informative posts about treating endo natrually. My 15 year old daughter has endo and is in pain every day and misses a lot of school. We have tried laprocopy, 4 types of birth control pills, and medication to control hormonal headaches. We have adjusted her diet, reduced environmental toxins, added supplements and are planning on trying acupuncture soon. We have seen some improvements recently, but she is still in a lot of pain. The thing that is really frustrating to me is that doctors just tell you you have endo and perscribe medication and surgery and say nothing about diet, toxins or supplements. It wasn’t until I spent many hours researching , finding blogs like yours and info from the endometriosis association that I have learned so much more about what endo is and other ways to treat it. It is my goal to help educate doctors and others in our community about endo. I know that is a huge undertaking but I feel called to do something about it. Thanks again for all you do!

    • That is a wonderful mission and I join you on that mission! Let me know if there is anything I can do to help!
      It is wonderful that you support and research for your daughter and that she has someone that loves her that much 🙂
      I hope you find the information on this site, helps her further. An instant pain reliever for me is the Castor Oil Pack – it stimulates the lymphatic system and reduces inflammation instantly. http://www.endoempowered.com/castoroil_for_endometriosis/
      I have also recently discovered Magnesium Oil Spray – simply spray onto the skin. It helps with all the soreness in the joints and muscles 🙂
      Please feel free to ask me any questions! I am here to help 🙂

  2. Melissa, I really want to thank you for your blog and tirelessly posting such inspirational posts! I started with the natural approach to healing in July last year and I made such big leaps and bounds in diminishing my pain. Towards the end of the year I began to feel really jaded in what I was doing in my life with studying a degree that wasn’t triggering any passion. I think this sense of being stuck in something which was sucking away my energy with no real gains of fulfillment has had a negative impact on my body, and I sort of lost a bit of my enthusiasm for healing myself. Your message here of loving yourself in order to heal yourself really struck a chord with me! This year I have decided to change my study direction and involve myself more with my community and already I feel more excited about everything and so much more eager to keep researching and attaining the best diet and lifestyle to help with endo. It has really shown me the role of our emotions on the rod to healing. ‘Going through the motions’ is never really going to cut it! Thank you so much for creating such a warm and sincere blog – it is a real place to reflect!

    • Oh Hannah, that is so lovely to hear and I am glad you are feeling better and like your life is on a better path. It makes such a big difference to me too. I have been feeling quite lost too and James and I have decided to go to Europe! Very exciting!
      Life is there to be lived! Lets enjoy it all we can 🙂

    • OOOOOHHHHHH Danielle! That is so wonderful! I am happy to hear that! You have changed my life too! For if it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t be continuing with this blog 🙂

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