Pain makes us tired. It makes us angry, frustrated and reach for the Nurofen as quickly as possible! So, why does our body experience pain with Endometriosis? Well, we can blame it all on a messenger that exists within our body.
They are called prostaglandins and they are hormone-like substances found throughout our bodies. They perform some of the most important duties in our bodies, including jumping when we hurt ourselves. They are incredibly important to us, but they are also responsible for causing us pain with Endometriosis.
See, you get “good” prostaglandins and you get “bad” ones. The bad ones are called antagonistic prostaglandins and they cause:
- Blood clotting
- Cut out the source of bad prostaglandins in the body. The antagonistic prostaglandins are found in animal products like milk, dairy, animal-farmed meat and refined oils.
- Good prostaglandins are found in fish oils like salmon oils, krill oil and omega 3 oils. Chia seeds contain massive amounts of omega 3!
- Increase your intake of olive oil (organic and in a dark bottle). It contains oleic oil which inhibits the bad prostaglandins.
- Include more coconut oil in your diet. Coconut oil will supply you with heaps of the right oils to help reduce inflammation and is also naturally anti-bacterial for the body.